122nd Annual LBA Convention & Exposition

May 18-20, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans 

Click here for registration and brochure/agenda


The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

The LBA has contracted for a set number of sleeping rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. We will monitor the room pickup and add rooms if available. We have contracted rooms for Tuesday May 17, Wednesday May 18, Thursday May 19 and Friday May 20. We encourage you to make your reservations early. 

To ensure the LBA group rate of $299+ tax/night, please call 1-800-826-8987 and identify that you are booking with the Louisiana Bankers Association Annual Convention Room Block. Click here to book your reservation online.

Sleeping room reservations must be made by May 2, 2022 at 5:00pm or until the block of rooms for LBA is filled, whichever is sooner. After May 2, 2022, reservations will be made based on availability and the hotel may not be able to honor the discounted rate. 

Room Rates:

  • Deluxe King Bed Accommodations - $299+tax/night
  • Club Level King Bed Accommodations - $449+tax/night - The Ritz-Carlton Club Level ensures an added measure of excellence at every moment during your stay. With continuous culinary offerings throughout the day and rooms designed to transport guests into their own Garden District mansion, it is the ideal place to conduct business, plan an outing or simply unwind.


Tour of Suzanne Perron Studio, https://suzanneperron.com/ 

Tour of Louisiana State Museum's Presbytere for 150th Anniversary of The Krewe of Rex Exhibit, https://louisianastatemuseum.org/presbytere/exhibit/rex-150th-anniversary-school-design 

Lunch at Antoine's

Thursday May 19, 2022
$250/per person*

*Cost includes roundtrip bus transportation, tour admission to the Louisiana State Museum’s Presbytere and lunch at Antoine’s restaurant. Registered guests should meet on the 1st floor of the Ritz at 8:45am. Bus will depart from the Canal Street entrance to the Ritz at 9:00am.
*Menu items for lunch at Antoine’s will be pre-selected. If you have an allergy or dietary restriction, please contact Marcy Manuel, manuel@lba.org, by May 11, 2022.

Join us for a unique tour that explores fashion design and Mardi Gras history from New Orleans’ most esteemed special occasion dress designer Suzanne Perron. Learn about her process for designing exquisite Mardi Gras queen dresses, bridal gowns, and her re-design and production of the LSU Golden Girls uniforms. A Louisiana native and Golden Girl herself, Suzanne studied Apparel Design at both LSU and The Fashion Institute of Technology. She spent years in New York City working alongside Vera Wang, Caroline Herrera, Anna Sui and Ralph Rucci. In 2005, Suzanne returned home to open her own custom design business. On this tour, guests will visit her studio, located off of Magazine Street. Next, guests will visit the Louisiana State Museum’s Presbytere and tour Rex: 150th Anniversary of School of Design Exhibit. The Rex Organization is the foremost New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewe. The exhibit will tell the story of Rex using the museum’s unrivaled collection of artifacts, heavily focusing on the sophisticated costumes of the krewe’s kings, queens and courtiers. Suzanne will join the group at the museum and moderate the tour of the exhibit as many of her gowns are on display there. Finally, guests will have lunch at Antoine’s restaurant, the country’s oldest family-run restaurant. Some of Suzanne’s designer gowns are also on display at Antoine’s so she will provide a tour there as well.




Wednesday May 18

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm - Exhibitor Registration Open and Installation of Exhibit Booths (Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor)
  • 3:00pm - 8:00pm - Convention General Registration  (Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd Floor)
  • 3:30pm - 5:30pm - Practical Advice for Bank Directors - Greyson Tuck, Gerrish Smith Tuck (Audubon Room, 1st Floor) 
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Exhibitor Education sessions (2 sessions)- see brochure/agenda for more details 
  • 4:15pm-4:45pm - Exhibitor Education sessions (2 sessions)- see brochure/agenda for more details 
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception (Grand Ballroom) 

Thursday May 19

  • 7:00am - 8:30am - Exhibit Hall Breakfast (Exhibits Open) (Grand Ballroom) 
  • 8:00am - 8:30am - General Session: Opening Remarks by LBA CEO Ginger Laurent and LBA Board Chair Jerry Ledet (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 8:30am - 9:00am - General Session: ABA Update by Rob Nichols, President and CEO (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 9:00am - 2:00pm - Spouse/Guest Tour - Mardi Gras Mystique
  • 9:00am-9:30am - General Session: ICBA Update by Rebeca Romero Rainey, President and CEO (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 9:30am - 9:45am - Exhibit Hall Break (Exhibits Open)
  • 9:45am - 10:45am - Economic Outlook for 2022, Dr. Edmond Siefried, Lafayette College (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 10:45am - 11:00am - Exhibit Hall Break (Exhibits Open)
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm - Breakout Sessions:
    1.  How the New Small Business Loan Data Collection and Reporting Rules Impact Your Institution - Jack Holzknecht, Compliance Resource, LLC (Lafayette Ballroom) 
    2.  CDFIs - Holly Logue, Logue Advisory Group and Jeannine Jacokes, Community Development Bankers Association (Evangeline Room) 

    3FedNow Overview - Steven Jung, Federal Reserve Bank (Acadia Room) 
  • 12:00pm - 1:15pm - Exhibit Hall Lunch and Grand Prize Drawing (Exhibits Open) (Grand Ballroom)
  • 1:15pm - 1:45pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions (4 sessions)- see brochure/agenda for more details 
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm - Break
  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions (4 sessions) - see brochure/agenda for more details 
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm - Break
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions (4 sessions) - see brochure/agenda for more details 
  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm - Break
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Exhibitor Education Sessions (4 sessions) - see brochure/agenda for more details 
  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm - FNBB Cocktail Reception (French Quarter Balcony, 3rd Floor/Lobby Level)
  • 6:45pm - 8:45pm - Convention Banquet featuring Fairchild Blues Tribute: A Tribute to the Blues Brothers (Grand Ballroom)

Friday May 20 
  • 7:30am - 8:30am - Breakfast (Grand Ballroom)
  • 8:00am - 8:30am - LBA Business Session (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 8:30am - 9:00am - General Session:  OFI Update - Stan Dameron, OFI Commissioner (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 9:00am - 9:15am -  Break
  • 9:15am - 10:15am - General Session: Leadership/Motivation & Dealing with Change - Kim Mulkey, LBA Women's Head Basketball Coach (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 10:15am - 10:30am - Break
  • 10:30am - 11:30am - Innovation Driven Growth: Igniting the Flame of Innovation - David Peterson, FNBB (Lafayette Ballroom) 
  • 11:30am - Convention Adjourns