Saturday, April 13

8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Automation and Technology Committee Meeting
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Government Relations Committee Meeting
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Professional Development Committee Meeting
2:10 pm - 3:40 pm Commercial Surety Committee Meeting
2:10 pm - 3:40 pm Industry Relations Committee Meeting
2:10 pm - 3:40 pm International Committee Meeting
2:10 pm - 3:40 pm Membership Committee Meeting
3:50 pm - 5:00 pm 5-15 Leadership Committee Meeting
3:50 pm - 5:00 pm Ethics Committee Meeting
3:50 pm - 5:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting
3:50 pm - 5:00 pm Small and Emerging Business Committee Meeting
5:10 pm - 6:00 pm Committee Chairs' and Vice Chairs' Meeting
5:10 pm - 6:00 pm Directors' Meeting
Sunday, April 14

8:30 am - 12:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
11:00 am - 5:30 pm NASBP Registration Desk Open
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Tables Open
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm NASBP Attorney Advisory Council and CPA Advisory Council Meeting
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception
Monday, April 15

7:00 am - 11:00 am
NASBP Registration Desk Open
7:00 am - 8:00 am
5-15 Leadership Committee Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 2:00 pm Exhibitor Tables Open
8:00 am - 10:00 am
General Session
  Welcome Remarks
Matthew Cashion, Jr. & Mark Duggan, NASBP Annual Meeting Program Co-Chairs
  President's Address and Awards Presentation
Patrick Pribyl, NASBP President
  State of the Industy Report
  Mark H. McCallum, NASBP CEO
  Keynote Presentation
  Why Does Enron Keep Happening?”
  Andrew Fastow, Former CFO of Enron & Expert on Financial Ethics

We live in the age of corporate problems and disasters.  From Enron to BP, AIG, J&J, 3M, General Electric, Boeing, Credit Suisse, and Silicon Valley Bank, to name a few -- seemingly great and iconic companies that have been harmed or destroyed by self-inflicted wounds.  What has changed?  Are we worse at compliance?  Are we less ethical?  Has corporate culture changed significantly?  The leaders at these organizations did not set out to do harm. Their challenges arose from an inability to lead their teams through and to the right decisions in what we call the Gray Zone -- that place where creative application of complex and ambiguous rules allow us to get to a technical answer that may be the wrong solution and even criminal.

Andy Fastow spent six years in federal prison thinking about his role as CFO at Enron. He is now a sought-after public speaker who consults with Boards of Directors on ways to help leaders not only avoid the type of mistakes Fastow made but make better, more transparent business decisions. 

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Refreshment Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am Meet and Greet Spouse/Guest Brunch
10:45 am - 12:00 pm General Session Continued
“AI in Construction: From Concept to Completion and How Technology is Shaping our Future World”
  Moderator: Puneet Mahajan, Suffolk
Panelists: Chris Lanzisera, Suffolk
Doug Ware, Suffolk
Wan Li Zhu, Suffolk

Leaders from national general contractor, Suffolk Construction, will provide insights from a multitude of disciplines, including design firms, insurances, and technology startups, to discuss the impact of including Artificial Intelligence in our daily lives. They will focus on how technology is changing our world, being deployed in our industry, and how we may need to adapt to make more-informed decisions for the betterment of our clients and businesses.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Exhibitor Demos in Tech Demo Room
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Women in Surety (WIS) Networking Reception
Affiliate Entertaining
Tuesday, April 16

8:00 am - 11:00 am
NASBP Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Exhibitor Tables Open
9:00 am - 10:00 am
General Session
“From Silicon Valley to Vinyl: Finding a New Groove in a Timeless Industry”
Caren Kelleher, Founder & President, Gold Rush Vinyl
  Get ready for an inspiring session with Caren Kelleher, the founder and CEO of Austin based Gold Rush Vinyl, honored as one of the “Most Innovative Companies of
2020” by Fast Company magazine for its groundbreaking work in record production. Hear the fascinating story of Caren’s transition from a Silicon Valley music executive to the trailblazer behind a cutting-edge vinyl record pressing plant during the digital music era. Uncover the key moves that led her to go “all in,” strategically persuading investors, clients, and the music industry about the enduring relevance of vinyl in the evolving music landscape. This engaging session will not only recount her improbable entrepreneurial journey but also encourage you to embrace innovation and redefine success in your own unique way.
10:00 am - 10:30 am NASBP Nominating Committee Report and Incoming President Remarks 
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Refreshment Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
General Session Continued:
  “Woodward on Washington: An Economic, Policy and Political Outlook”
  Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers

Joan will share her economic, public policy and political outlook in this data-driven analytical presentation.  She will also discuss the most pressing challenges facing Congress and the Biden Administration in 2024.  What do higher interest rates, coupled with elevated inflation mean for your business and can the U.S. avoid a recession?  Will legislation recently passed by Congress, such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS Act, bring relief to consumers and businesses?  Joan will explore those issues, as well as what the upcoming election might mean for insurance, tax policy, and the economy. Also, as President of the Travelers Institute, Joan will give a preview of the Institute’s 2024 initiatives.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Spouse/Guest Event - To be announced
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Themed Event - "ALL IN Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament"
  See poker event page for more information
7:00 pm - Midnight Final Event at Speakeasy Austin
  The Tuesday night final event will be a short walk up the street to the Speakeasy Austin, a truly unique venue, with multiple floors to explore: rooftop terrace, local bourbon tasting, games, food and custom cocktails.  Featuring different options for musical entertainment, whether you want to dance the night away to 80’s hits from the Spazmatics, or opt for a quieter ambiance to have a conversation with background acoustic music.  The venue will truly have something for everyone.
Wednesday, April 17

8:30 am
Executive Committee Meeting