CEO Peer Group Forum

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

Running a bank has never been more challenging, and you need all the insight, experience, and ideas you can get. In an age of information saturation when bankers can turn to any number of sources for problem solving, the peer connections and in-depth discussions from these roundtables are powerful tools for Illinois’ top bank executives.

This forum, tailored for banks and thrifts between $150 to $750 million in assets, provides a facilitated, open medium where ideas, experience, insight and views on many banking and business-related matters can be exchanged with your peers.


Strength in Numbers
With the support of a CEO peer group, no chief executive is ever alone. Bankers come together to provide strength in the form of crucial insights, advice, and personal support.

Bottom Line Results
The open exchange of ideas, suggestions and best practices is not just a good idea, it is also good business. Studies show companies headed by CEOs in peer groups display better-than-industry-average revenue growth and profitability.

Save Time and Money
Participate in the comfort of your office without any added travel time or expenses.


Karl Nelson, Founder & CEO, KPN Consulting
Karl’s career has included senior positions with Silverton Bank, IDC Deposits, and Promontory Interfinancial Network. He served as senior vice president with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta from 1991 through 2002 where he managed the sales and marketing, strategic planning, and trade association/regulatory outreach efforts and served on the bank’s ALCO. Prior to joining the Home Loan Bank, he was involved for 18 years with various regional banks. Karl serves on the faculties of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin and Boulder, Colorado, the Graduate School of Bank Investments & Financial Management in Columbia, South Carolina, the Financial Managers School in Madison, as well as the faculties of the state banking schools in Florida and Tennessee. He was an organizing director and former ALCO chair for a de novo bank in North Carolina and consults regularly with community bank boards and management on business strategies.

Eric Nelson, President, KPN Consulting
Eric has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. As president of the firm, he is directly responsible for client acquisition, association partnerships, and marketing. Prior to joining KPN Consulting, Eric served as CFO and Managing Partner of Greenbrier Properties, a commercial real estate company that developed, owned, and operated multifamily properties throughout the country, from 2005 - 2009. His career has also included positions at Wachovia Bank, Henssler Financial Group and Ameriprise Financial, and he has held Series 7, Series 66, and Insurance Licenses. Eric received his BA in Finance with a minor in Marketing from the Terry College of Business – University of Georgia.

Gather with Your Peers Virtually
July 13, October 5, 2021, February 15, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Per Person Fee (includes all sessions and materials)
$599 Members Only
Substitutions are permissible.