Meet the Presenter: Christopher Williston VI

Meet the Presenter: Christopher Williston VI

President and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Christopher Williston VI, will be joining us at the 2022 Black Hills Retreat! During his presentation, Christopher will address key challenges that community banks face with technology. He will also discuss an exciting new solution available to South Dakota community banks as an exclusive ICBSD member benefit!


Presentation Synopsis: Finding Your Place in the Financial Technology Landscape

Community banks have a notoriously bad rap for being behind in technology.  As the pace of change accelerates, it’s only getting more difficult to keep up.  In this presentation, Christopher Williston, President and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, will provide community bankers with a look behind the curtain of the bank technology ecosystem and discuss what it means for community banks.  Leveraging data that powers the Bankers Helping Bankers platform, Williston will discuss crucial data points to help bankers develop technology strategy.  And, he’ll share more information on how you and your team can leverage Bankers Helping Bankers, offered to you as a member of ICBSD.

Meet Christopher Williston

Christopher Williston is the President and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the largest state association dedicated exclusively to community bank advocacy. Prior to leading IBAT, Williston served the association for nine years in numerous roles, including Chief Operations Officer, and held the position of Director of Communications at the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – Texas.

As President and CEO of IBAT, Williston has responsibility for the association as well as its subsidiaries including the IBAT Education Foundation and IBAT Financial Services.

In addition to his job responsibilities at IBAT, Williston has been recognized for his service to the association industry. He is a Past Chairman of the Texas Society of Association Executives, an organization that also honored him with its Young Professional Leadership Award and Chairman’s Award. He has been recognized with the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

Williston is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School at TCU. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Cedar Park and have six children.

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Born to Bank: 2022 ICBSD Black Hills Retreat

Designed with community in mind, this three day event is rich with actionable education sessions, entertaining special events for the entire family and endless opportunities to network with banking professionals all in the heart of our beautiful state!