2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS1-2: MONDAY MARCH 16, 2009, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

New Internal and External Financial Oversight Strategies in Banking...

Moderator: David G. Bilko, CEBS
Chief Audit Executive, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Robert Kennedy
Director, Operations Risk Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Kevin McCabe, CPA, CISA
Executive Vice President & Chief Auditor, Wells Fargo & Co.
Kevin T. Ryan, CIA, CBA, CFSA
Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Review Officer and General Auditor, KeyCorp (KeyBank)
Richard Spillenkothen
Director, Regulatory & Capital Mrkts Consulting, & Sr Advisor, Deloitte Center for Banking Solutions

New Internal and External Financial Oversight Strategies in Banking, Part 1 & 2 

  • Hear from a panel of bank chief executive officers, bank industry experts, and regulators on lessons learned from the recent events impacting the industry.
  • Discuss practical views on strengthening regulatory oversight, risk management, continuous monitoring, and auditing.
  • Explore new strategies and approaches for risk assessment, internal audit plan development, and external oversight, given the changes in the operating environment.
  • Engage in an interactive question and answer session with the panelists to further delve into relevant issues and topics of the day.

Presenter Biography: Moderator: David G. Bilko, CEBS

David Bilko is responsible for leading the bank's 80-person Audit Division, coordinating the development and execution of the annual audit plan, reporting to the Audit Committee, ensuring that SunTrust Audit Services conducts its activities in accordance with The IIA's Professional Practices Framework, and coordinating activities with internal risk partners, functional regulators, and the external accounting firm. Prior to joining SunTrust, he served both Crestar Bank and First American Bankshares in a number of audit-related roles. Bilko serves on the Board of Governors for The IIA's Atlanta Chapter. He is an active member of the Fiduciary & Investment Risk Management Association and serves on the Emerging Risk Issues Committee.  

Presenter Biography: Robert Kennedy

Bob Kennedy directs a team that is responsible for monitoring operational risks and IT issues in financial institutions, and for assessing the effectiveness of risk management functions in regional banks and large community banks. Previously, he served as directing examiner for two of the Southeasts largest bank holding companies. For several years, Kennedy assisted the U.S. Justice Department in its prosecution of two high-profile bank fraud cases. He leads the Federal Financial Interagency Examination Council project to revise the Retail Payment Systems Handbook. He is a member of Federal Reserve System management groups responsible for establishing the work program for IT and operational risk examiners, and for developing appropriate training for those examiners.

Presenter Biography: Kevin McCabe, CPA, CISA

Kevin McCabe is responsible for overseeing all of the company's audit, investigations, and security processes and systems and enhancing its risk management environment. He joined Wells Fargo as chief auditor in 2003 and has more than 32 years of combined public accounting and financial services industry experience. Previously, he was the European chief auditor at Citigroup. Prior to that, McCabe was managing director at SalomonSmithBarney in Europe, Solomon Brothers in Hong Kong, and Bankers Trust Co. in Asia and New York. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in audit services.

Presenter Biography: Kevin T. Ryan, CIA, CBA, CFSA

Kevin Ryan manages all risk review activities at KeyCorp and reports directly to the Audit Committee chair. He is a director of KeyBank, N.A., and is a member of KeyCorp's Executive Council. Ryan began his career in the Finance area of Chase Manhattan Corp. in New York City and later took a position with the Internal Audit Group at KeyCorp. He was named Northeast regional audit director and later became division manager of the Consumer Finance Risk Management Group, where he was responsible for managing and coordinating all corporate risk management services relating to Consumer Finance business lines at Keycorp.

Presenter Biography: Richard Spillenkothen

Rich Spillenkothen joined Deloitte & Touche after a career of more than 30 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He served as director of the Federal Reserve Boards Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation from 1991 to 2006. In this capacity, he was the senior Federal Reserve Board staff official with responsibility for banking supervision and regulation policy and operations. He also chaired the supervision functions Strategic Plan Steering Committee. Spillenkothen previously served on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and was chairman of the board of the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas. He also represented the Federal Reserve on Domestic Interagency Policy and Coordination committees.

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