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Leadership Forum

Each year the Association hosts a one-day Leadership Forum consisting of a half-day guest speaker presentation on a timely topic, followed by a lunch and half-day leadership and planning workshop. Historically, this event has been held at no-cost to FWIT members and open to nonmembers for a nominal cost.

Announcing:  FWIT Leadership Forum X

Saturday, April 27, 2024

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Our 10th Leadership Forum will be held in the beautiful, new,

Texas Bankers Association headquarters at

203 W 10th Street in downtown Austin

Reservations for overnight accommodations may be made at


701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Reservation Link

A special $269 room rate block has been set aside for FWIT members.

The deadline for making your reservation is Friday, March 29, 2024.

Dive into the storied past and charm of Austin, amid the unbridled elegance of The Stephen F. Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel, where you can indulge in upscale dining options, sip on a refreshing drink at the historic bar or get your heart pumping on a Peloton Bike in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Situated in the heart of downtown Austin, this historic hotel provides quick access to the city's renowned attractions like the lively scene of Sixth Street and Rainey Street, or the nearby Texas Capitol and the University of Texas.

Featured Speakers

Ramona Arora

Vice President, Enterprise Career Development -

The Walt Disney Company

Ramona Arora is passionate about helping people maximize their potential and supporting organizations in developing their leaders. With twenty years of experience in strategically developing and deploying tools that help individuals connect their true talents with ambition and vision – she has helped thousands of individuals successfully navigate career and life transitions and has led organizations in developing and optimizing talent.

Heather McKissick

Chief Executive Officer -

Credit Union Executive Society

Heather McKissick is CEO of the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES), an organization dedicated to providing credit union professionals, directors and suppliers the resources they need to reach their greatest potential. CUES' passion is being the trusted, single source for members’ professional development needs. Prior to joining CUES, Heather served as an Executive Vice President at University Federal Credit Union (UFCU), where she worked for nine years.


Although this is offered FREE to FWIT members in good standing,

the Association incurs costs for each Registrant. 

Registered Members who do not cancel by April 19th and do not attend will be invoiced $100. 

Substitutions are allowed with prior notification to 

Director of EducationKoren Bowie

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Previous Forums

Forum IX - June 2023: Another FWIT Success! Almost 60 members - Networking with "old" friends - Making new friends - Fun Friday by the fire with s'mores and music - Great presentations by Debbie Peterson and Janine Kasper - 5 vendors for weekend retail therapy - A fun game to get to know our 2023-2024 leadership team - Helpful tips to enhance Association leadership skills - A cool retro-vibe venue - A free benefit for FWIT members!  What more can you ask?

Forum VIII - June 2022:  A very successful 2022 Summer Leadership Forum was held June 11, 2022 at The Historic Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio.  Fifty-five members heard great speakers and participated in our Association's July Board meeting and planning session for the 2022-2023 FWIT year.

Check out the video to see what all you missed!  

Forum VII - June 2021: The 2021 Forum was held on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Highway 26 East in Grapevine, Texas 76051. We had a great attendance of over 30 members and guests. Julie Anderson, AKA The Brain Lady, was a fascinating speaker for the morning and we had a hybrid in-person and conference call Board meeting and 2020-2021 / 2021-2022 transition meeting the in afternoon.  


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