Rep. Will Hurd to Keynote ABA Emerging Leaders Forum

Rep. Will Hurd, a freshman Republican representing southwest Texas, will be the keynote speaker at ABA’s Emerging Leaders Forum, to be held on March 14 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with ABA’s Government Relations Summit. Hurd, 38, is a former CIA agent and the first black Republican elected to Congress from Texas.

Other speakers at the third annual Emerging Leaders Forum will include Trey Maust, co-president and CEO of Lewis and Clark Bank in Oregon City, Ore., on keys to success; former ABA Chairman John Ikard of FirstBank, Lakewood, Colo., on developing the next generation of industry leaders; and emerging leaders from three banks who will discuss opportunities to accelerate leadership roles.

In addition to participating in the free program and networking opportunities, emerging bank leaders are urged to attend the ABA Summit, March 14-16, where they will hear from key policymakers — including Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) and Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) — as well as former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, Politico economics correspondent Ben White and election-watchers Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg.