Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Speakers

 

Adam Childers

Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City

Adam Childers is a director at Crowe & Dunlevy and serves as co-chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He received his bachelor of arts degree in political science (1997) and his juris doctorate degree (2000), both with honors, from the University of Oklahoma. He also attended the summer program at the Queens College at Oxford University in Oxford, England. Childers is currently an administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Department of Labor and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Barristers. In 2013, he was chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, after holding the positions of vice chair in 2012, treasurer in 2011 and secretary in 2010.

 

Jim Edwards

United Bank, Griffin, Georgia

Jim Edwards has been actively involved in the banking industry at both the state and national level over the past 25 years. In addition to serving as chairman of ABA, he currently is vice-chairman of The American Bankers Mutual Insurance Company and is a member of the FDIC Community Bank Advisory Committee. Edwards previously chaired ABA’s Community Bankers Council in 2016. He was chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association in 2013 and chaired its Leadership Section in 2000. Edwards received a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, an MBA from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of ABA’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He and his wife, Dr. Laura Edwards, have three
grown children and live in Forsyth, Georgia.

 

Donovan Farrow

Alias Forensics, Oklahoma City

Donovan Farrow founded Alias in 2010. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Farrow’s vision has always been to create a community that grows and supports a fresh aptitude in Information Security. In the past, he gained over 19 years of experience working for Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Love’s Travel Stops, Chesapeake Energy and NTT Security in the fields of information technology, information security, digital forensics and incident response. Farrow currently serves as CEO of Alias, and was awarded the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” Award at the Tulsa Small Business Summit and Awards Ceremony in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys clay shooting, traveling and spending time with his family.

 

Sean Goodwin

Wolf & Company, Boston

Sean Goodwin is a supervisor in Wolf’s information technology assurance group, where he is responsible for coordinating and executing IT audit services at client locations for financial, healthcare, educational and investment planning clients. He has over six years of experience in the IT auditing and information security fields and maintains several industry certifications.

 

Bob Luttrell

McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City

Bob Luttrell has more than 35 years experience involving all aspects of business, real property and commercial law. He currently serves as the leader of the firm’s banking and financial institutions group. The majority of his practice is the representation of banks, savings associations, other financial institutions and lenders and their customers in all areas of the banking, including commercial, real estate and consumer finance and deposit-taking activities. He has extensive experience representing lead lenders, participants and borrowers in negotiating and drafting loan and workout documents.

 

Dale Sheller

The Baker Group, Oklahoma City

Dale Sheller joined the firm in 2015 after spending six years as a bank examiner with the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation. Sheller holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. He works with clients on interest rate risk management, liquidity risk management and regulatory issues. Sheller is a frequent speaker at banking schools and trade association events.

 

Peter Weinstock

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, Dallas, Texas

For the 22 years of its existence ending in 2019, Peter Weinstock served as co-editor of ICBA’s newsletter, “SUBCHAPTER S: THE NEXT GENERATION.” He is the author of numerous articles in law and banking publications. His article, “Acquisitions of Failed Banks – Present Risk and Opportunity,” was voted the second-best article appearing in The Risk Managers Association Journal of 2011. He has spoken at over 250 banking conferences and seminars. He was also named to the National Law Journal’s list of Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers for 2018. He spoke at the first-ever Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking Digital Banking School in October 2020.