Midwest CEO Forum

RSM US LLP, Chicago, IL  
Wednesday, November 01, 2023 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

Tailored for Banks with Assets $750MM – $10B
Chicago Area |  November 1, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. CDT

Attracting CEOs from financial institutions with $750M+ in assets. This six-state regional Midwest CEO Forum provides instant access to a confidential, best-fit peer group that is sure to form lifelong connections. This forum is designed to curate an inner group of high-performing CEOs to discuss industry best practices, issues, and challenges.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Technology Trends in FI and Economic Outlook
  • AI & Automation
  • Regulatory Update and Cyber Outlook
  • Your Broader Tech Strategy
  • Tech Roundtable discussion
    • What part of your tech stack is working and what isn’t?
    • Sharing of ideas
  • Lunch and Open Discussion 
  • Behringer Geiringer Report- including all things Cyber 

State Bankers Association Partners
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

John Behringer is a risk consulting partner at RSM US LLP and National Financial Institutions Sector Leader for the firm. He has more than 20 years of financial services experience and is a recognized thought leader in the credit risk and regulatory space. John considers himself a banker who works in public accounting and has vast experience in risk consulting, including delivery of outsourced and co-sourced internal audits, regulatory compliance, credit review, and information technology/cyber audit services for community and regional financial institutions. He regularly advises clients on merger and acquisition transactions, both buy and sell side, by providing all aspects of due diligence and structure through a regulatory lens. He also facilitates internal continuing education programs within the financial institution's space and is highly sought out by industry groups to present on emerging and pressing industry issues and topics. 

Against the backdrop of a constantly changing landscape, John drives the efforts of the financial institutions practice at RSM to advise clients on “what’s next,” with a focus on the development and execution of innovation strategies around digital transformation and automation throughout the organization and an emphasis on lending and financial reporting activities. His passion for the financial institution industry is based on its importance to the U.S. economy and its ability to drive positive change in communities. John thrives on seeing his clients succeed and grow as they support the communities they serve. At RSM, he is invested in building the right team to deliver the right services at the right time. Outside of work, he and his wife, Jill, have twin sons, and you can usually run into him at a Bears or White Sox game if the Dave Matthews Band is not in town that evening.

Fee Per Person 
Member/Nonmember  $200


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