Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has been added as a speaker at ABA’s Annual Convention, to be held October 16-18 in Nashville. Corker will join ABA Chairman Dan Blanton and ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols to discuss how the financial industry can engage policymakers where it matters.
A member of the Senate Banking Committee, Corker was mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate in 2006 but spent most of his career in business. At the age of 25, he started his own construction company with $8,000 in savings and a pickup truck, eventually expanding operations to 18 states across the country. His businessman’s perspective allowed him to make a mark early in his Senate tenure and become a pragmatic thought leader on fiscal and financial issues.
Other keynote speakers at this year’s convention include Bloomberg senior political analyst Mark Halperin, technologist Josh Klein, political economist Andrew Busch and history-making astronaut Scott Kelly. The convention program also features in-depth sessions on industry trends, best practices and innovative concepts. Sessions will cover the “Uberization” of the banking industry, fintech, blockchain technology, branch optimization, attracting talent and marketplace lending.