ALM First announces Keynote Speaker for Financial Forum

DALLAS, TX (August 29, 2022) — Antonia Hock, a recognized global expert on business innovation and leadership excellence, will be the keynote speaker for ALM First’s 2022 Financial Forum, which will be held in person on September 25 – 28, at The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Avon, CO.

Hock is the Founder & CEO of Antonia J.A. Hock & Associates, a global consulting firm focused on transformational leadership and innovation. She previously served as Global Head of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center and has held executive positions for tech giants including Microsoft, HP and Siemens. She is a sought-after speaker and an acclaimed futurist who has been featured in Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and many other publications.
During her high-impact keynote session, Market Forces Challenging Leadership Today: Impact and Lessons for the C-Suite, Antonia will share her insights to help financial industry leaders tackle the biggest challenges facing leaders today and set the stage for the panel discussion on industry trailblazers later in the conference.
Attendees will benefit from Hock’s multi-industry background in technology, hospitality and consulting, which has shaped her unique perspective and philosophy around creating sustainable competitive advantages and building world-class leadership teams.
“As a trusted partner for financial depositories, we’re always searching for ways to assist our clients with the latest challenges their institutions are facing,” said Emily Hollis, CFA and CEO of ALM First. “We’re excited to announce Antonia Hock’s keynote session, which will help attendees better understand the market forces defining today’s business landscape along with the strategies and tactics leaders need to thrive in 2023 and beyond.”
Financial institution executives and board members are encouraged to attend the annual three-day conference to discover insights, formulate strategies, and gain new perspectives as they prepare for the coming year.
With two separate education tracks, a variety of industry experts and regulatory speakers, and numerous networking events, the 2022 ALM First Financial Forum is a must-attend event for everyone involved in managing or monitoring the balance sheet including CEOs, CFOs, Senior Management, Controllers, Treasury Staff, ALCO and Board Members.
Attendees may earn up to 12 CPE credits. ALM First is committed to providing unbiased advice and education, and attendees can enjoy networking opportunities without pressure from external sponsors.
To register or learn more about the Financial Forum, visit

Antonia Hock

About ALM First

ALM First was founded in 1995 as a strategic partner for depositories, offering an array of financial advisory services. The firm’s expertise in asset/liability management, fixed income portfolio management and hedging, has allowed it to deliver deeper insights into financial institutions’ balance sheets, strengthening their financial performance and building efficiencies. With approximately $70 billion of investments under management (as of December 31, 2023), ALM First Financial Advisors is an SEC-registered investment advisor, acting as an unbiased third party, offering commission-free, fee-based services to over 300 financial institutions across the country.
In recent years, ALM First Group has expanded to include several wholly-owned subsidiaries including DDJ Myers, an ALM First Company and ALM First Executive Benefits, LLC. Driven by client needs, we now offer executive recruitment, strategic organization, board development, tailored executive benefits solutions and more to help financial institutions optimize their greatest assets – their people.

About Antonia J.A. Hock & Associates
Antonia J.A. Hock & Associates is a global consulting firm focused on helping clients address and overcome key market forces all companies face in today’s business environment. These include developing exceptional leaders and driving business innovation; navigating key market disruptors and disruption; and achieving a true sense of corporate purpose. More information can be found at


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