9/11 Survivor a Highlight of 2019 OBL Convention


The Art of BALANCE: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Sept. 26-29

Just as your car runs more smoothly when the wheels are in perfect alignment, so too does your bank perform better when your business strategies, goals, culture and execution are in BALANCE. Finding the right BALANCE and maintaining it however requires a constant reflection on the variables that drive and impact success. This fall, attend the premier gathering of the Ohio banking industry as we explore what it takes to master The Art of BALANCE.


Exceptional Keynotes
Joining us to discuss Miracles and Fate on 78 is 9/11 survivor Ari Schonbrun, former CAO for Cantor Fitzgerald. Like every other day, on Sept. 11, 2001, Schonbrun went to work at Cantor Fitzgerald, one of the world’s leading financial services firms. He was on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center changing elevators when the first plane hit (just 14 floors above him). In the midst of smoke and chaos, he helped a colleague suffering third-degree burns down 78 flights of stairs to safety. Of the 662 Cantor employees on the top five floors, Ari was one of only four who survived. He will discuss how those events lead to a pivotal RE-BALANCING point and enduring reminder about what matters most in life. His personal story of the heartbreak and hope, will reveal the power of creating meaningful connections to transcend the differences that often polarize and divide us from one another.


Also on the packed agenda is celebrated sports leader Derrick Hall, president & CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, along with noted tech expert Jack Vonder Heide and executive coach Brett Ledbetter. Sessions for directors and value-filled breakout sessions round out the agenda. Each year, OBL members bring boards of directors who benefit from the exceptional programming and also use the time for strategic board discussions, which the OBL is happy to facilitate.


Five Diamond Venue

Nestled in the iconic Sonoran Desert, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess welcomes guests to a magnificent getaway. Celebrating 27 consecutive years of AAA/CAA Five Diamond Service, the highly acclaimed destination will facilitate unparalleled networking and professional development at this year's event.

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