Women Leaders in Banking and Finance: Sharing Insights into 2024 and Beyond


March 7, 2024
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Buffalo Club 388 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202
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Women Leaders in Banking and Finance: Sharing Insights into 2024 and Beyond

In-Person Event | Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We are pleased to have Melissa Kibler, a leading voice in the industry, join us as our keynote speaker to share her perspectives on the current state of the economy and outlook for 2024, as well as the impact it will have on various industry sectors. A panel of leading banking and finance professionals will follow, covering a broad range of topics that include:

  • How DEI is influencing organizations and what efforts are in place to enhance the financial profession
  • Impact of economic trends on ESG as a priority for businesses
  • Economic trends overseas and connections between international and U.S. markets
  • Specific challenges middle-market-sized businesses are facing
  • Emerging trends in customer interactions due to current economic climate
  • Economic impact on commercial real estate, health care, manufacturing and other sectors from a national and regional perspective

Keynote Speaker

Melissa KiblerMelissa Kibler
Senior Managing Director


Catherine N. CervoneCatherine N. Cervone
Phillips Lytle LLP


Molly Daetsch HugarMolly Daetsch Hugar
Senior Vice President, Commercial Payments

Alison K. MillerAlison K. Miller
Central New York Regional President, Commercial and Industrial Executive
Five Star Bank

Anne M. PetersonAnne Peterson
U.S. Legal Co-Head, Wholesale Credit & Lending, General Counsel’s Office
HSBC Bank USA, National Association

Lauren SchellingerLauren Schellinger
Vice President, Regional Relationship Manager
Impressia Bank

Tracy S. WoodrowTracy S. Woodrow
Chief Administrative Officer
M&T Bank/Wilmington Trust


2:30 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Introductions and keynote speaker
3:30 p.m. Panel program
4:30 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking


The Buffalo Club
388 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202


Please contact Kathy Gibbons with any questions at kgibbons@phillipslytle.com or (716) 847⁠-⁠5469.