Complete Story


2016 Fall Summit Agenda

Fall Summit 2016

September 25-27
The Broadmoor
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Legacy for the Future

Fall Agenda announced.

Click here to download the Fall Summit Brochure

Register for the AFT 2016 Fall Summit, September 25-27, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado!


Sunday, September 25

12:00 - 5:00 PM AFT Rocky Mountain High Golf Outing – Broadmoor West Course *See details below
11:30 - 4:00 PM Lunch at Restaurant 1858 and Hike to the Broadmoor’s scenic Seven Falls *See below
6:30 - 8:00 PM Welcome Reception

Monday, September 26

7:30 - 8:30 AM First Time Attendee Orientation Breakfast
7:30 - 8:30 AM General Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks – Wade Arnold, President, AFT
8:45 - 9:00 AM What’s New with AFT – Scott Mills, AFT Membership & Marketing Committee
9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote Address – “Living between Fear and Faith”, Major Dan Rooney, USAF, Fighter Pilot, PGA Golf Professional, Patriotic Philanthropist and Author
  Don’t miss this inspirational kickoff (registered spouses and guests invited)
10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break and Book Signing by Major Rooney
10:30 - 11:30 AM “Today’s VIBE (Viewpoint on Investing, Business and Economics), John Augustine, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Huntington National Bank
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM Luncheon and Interactive Table Top Discussion Topics
1:15 - 2:15 PM “What’s Going on with Fintech Investments”, Peter Christodoulo, Francisco Partners
2:15 - 2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45 - 4:00 PM Bankers Panel Discussion – “How Banks are Building their Legacy for the Future”, Moderator Gabe Krajicek, CEO Kasasa, Speakers: Sue Eno, Dan Armstrong, Dan Peacock, Dave Valentine
4:00 - 4:30 PM Board Candidate Introductions and Campaign Remarks
4:30 PM Meeting adjourned for the day – Get ready for the Cowboy Cookout & Hoedown!*
6:00 - 9:00 PM Monday Evening Special Event* See description below

Tuesday, September 27

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 AM CEO Keynote Address, An Industry Perspective- Gary Norcross, President and CEO of FIS
10:00 - 10:30 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 - 11:30 AM Bankruption: How Community Banking Can Survive Fintech – John Waupsh, CIO of Kasasa – You don’t want to miss this!
11:30 - 1:00 PM Luncheon
1:00 - 2:00 PM Grounded “Anchor” Management for Strategic Leadership and Effective Decision-Making – David L. Peterson, Shipwreck Survivor, Professional Speaker and Business Owner
2:00 - 2:30 PM Refreshment Break
2:30 - 3:00 PM Annual Meeting & Election
3:00 - 4:30 PM  Interactive Discussion with Beer & Pretzels – Where YOU Choose the Topics Gene Lederer, Moderator, Chief Executive Officer, CCMC
5:30 - 6:30 PM Farewell Party on Scenic Lakeside Terrace
6:30 PM Fall Summit Ends - Dinner on Your Own

See you March 19-21 at the AFT 2017 Spring Summit at the beautiful, ocean front, Omni Amelia Island Resort, Amelia Island, Florida!

West Course

AFT “Rocky Mountain High” Golf Outing (Optional)

Golf Outing at Broadmoor West Golf Club

11:30 AM, Sunday, September 25 – Broadmoor West Golf Club

Join fellow AFT members, first-time attendees, and guests for a relaxing round of golf on The Broadmoor’s famous West Course, which offers breathtaking views of both the mountains and Colorado Springs from its spectacular 6,800 ft. elevation.

We will be playing a fun and friendly four-person Scramble format which affords every team member an opportunity to contribute. Prizes will be awarded to members of the winning team, and there will be individual skill awards for longest drive, closest to the pin, and longest putt.

The $199 entry fee includes greens fee, practice range, and cart. A tee gift, delicious box lunch and on-course beverages will be provided courtesy of Sponsoring AFT companies. Rental clubs are readily available through the Pro Shop at an extra cost.

Register NOW to tee it up with us on Sunday afternoon on the historic Donald Ross-designed West Course. All skill levels welcome!

1858 Restaurant

Sunday Afternoon Outdoor Adventure (Optional)

Lunch at Restaurant 1858 and Hike to Seven Falls

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Restaurant 1858 and Seven Falls

Join other adventurous members, first time attendees and spouses/guests for a delightful lunch and hiking experience at the Broadmoor’s newly reimagined Seven Falls area. We will gather at the AFT registration area and shuttle together over to the park. The distance from the ticket office to the base of the Falls is 8/10ths of a mile on an asphalt path with mild incline. We will lunch together at Restaurant 1858, named for the year the Colorado Gold Rush began. The rustic design of 1858 fits into its scenic setting beautifully, and it’s uniquely Colorado theme is carried through the interior décor and menu.

After lunch, we will take the 224 steps up a magnificent series of waterfalls located in a 1250-foot-wall box canyon. These steps lead to hiking trails and the banks of glistening streams that feed the 181-foot drop of falling water at the Falls. The all inclusive price is $50.00 per person and we are limited to 20 attendees.  First come, first serve.  Please sign up on the registration form so we will know how many tickets to purchase and lunches to reserve.

Monday Evening Special Event (Included)

Cowboy Cookout and Hoedown 

6:00 – 9:00 PM – The Lodge at Cheyenne Mountain

Climb into your blue jeans, western shirt, cowboy boots, and 10-gallon hat. Join the posse at the scenic Cheyenne Lodge set high atop Cheyenne Mountain and overlooking the entire Broadmoor Resort, Colorado Springs, and majestic Rockies all the way to Pike’s Peak.

We’ll begin the evening with an outdoor patio reception honoring Jim Bannister, AFT’s Executive Director for 40-years, who is retiring December 31. There will be plenty of tasty hors d’ oeuvres and adult beverages available for proper Cowboy Attitude Adjustment!

We will then move inside the rustic lodge for a genuine Western cook-out featuring grilled steak, chicken, fish, chili station, and lots of delicious side dishes to satisfy every taste . . . all set to the fun and lively Western Swing music of the Jeff Houlton Trio.

Roundtrip transportation will be departing from the hotel front entrance at 5:45 PM for the short ride up the mountain. 


For more information, questions, or assistance, contact Jeannine Windbigler, AFT Managing Director, at (614) 895-1208 or email

Printer-Friendly Version