Barret School of Banking | Memphis, TN

Social Assurance is honored to support Barret School of Banking’s 50-year mission of providing students an excellent community bank educational experience. CEO Ben Pankonin proudly serves as a Barret faculty member, where he collaborates with up-and-coming leaders, dives into challenges and opportunities facing the industry, and provides leadership and solutions that support community banks.

2023 Sessions | May 21-26

Bank Marketing in the Digital Age

Ben covers the most impactful digital strategies, including tips for building brand and personal trust, best practices for collecting and generating content, an overview of the most viable digital marketing channels, and the importance of measuring success.

Ben Pankonin
CEO / Founder

Ben Pankonin

402.730.3559  |  |  @BenPankonin

Ben serves as the CEO for Social Assurance, a software and services company that serves over 1,500 financial brands across the country. 

Founded in 2011, Social Assurance provides the financial services industry with a suite of software solutions, services, and storytelling tools that help build remarkable financial brands, cultures, and communities. As the founder, Ben is a hands-on digital marketer, a former programmer, and a passionate advocate for helping banks build community, and he  frequently shares thought leadership and insights with the financial services industry. 

Ben also serves as the CEO of Class Intercom, a social media management solution created exclusively for schools and educators that strengthens community-to-school connections, gives voice to school experiences, and prepares students to be the next generation of responsible digital citizens. 

Ben studied computer science and business administration at Nebraska Wesleyan University and is a member of several entrepreneurship programs including the Pipeline Entrepreneurs and the Chamber of Commerce Founders group. 

Connect with Ben

Recent Awards
  • Silicon Prairie Executive of the Year
  • Entrepreneurship Spirit Award, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  • Pipeline Entrepreneur Fellow
Speaking Experience
  • ABA Bank Marketing
  • Bank Social
  • CUNA Marketing Conference
  • Financial Brand Forum
  • Fiserv Forum
  • Flyover Fintech
  • ICBA Live
  • Midwest Independent Bankers
  • Moody’s Analytics
  • NE Bankers Association
  • nMotion Startup Accelerator
  • Omaha Startup Week
  • P3 Conference
  • Reach Community Bankers
  • Sioux City Growth Conference
  • TEDx
  • WV TopNet
  • Wisconsin Bankers