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60+ Speakers63 Sessions8 Breakout Summits
All at the #1 Event for Credit Union Leaders


Meet with the country’s most inspiring and innovative thought leaders at the 47th annual CU Leadership Convention. Join us at Caesars Palace from July 30-August 2, 2024 in America’s most exciting city: Las Vegas!


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60+ sessions
packed with real
world guidance

Dozens of new thought leaders… plus, our returning all-star speakers

8 NEW breakout summits discussing today’s hottest topics

2 NEW Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshops

Expanded Breakfast of Champions idea sharing session

NEW exhibit hall featuring 50+ solution providers

Opening night entertainment and reception

And much more!

A Winning Perspective Gets the Gold: Keynote Address with Olympic Great,

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Named by Sports Illustrated as “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century,” Jackie Joyner Kersee will deliver the keynote address to open the 47th CU Leadership Convention. Join us as she discusses how her relentless pursuit of excellence on and off the track has led her to give back to her community. Coming from very humble beginnings in East St. Louis, Illinois, Jackie Joyner-Kersee is among the all-time greatest athletes ever to compete in Track & Field. Jackie has won three Olympic Gold Medals, one Olympic Silver Medal, and two Olympic Bronze Medals at four different Olympic Games. Less well known, however, are Jackie’s tireless efforts and remarkable accomplishments off the field as a philanthropist and an advocate for children’s education, health issues (in particular asthma from which she has suffered throughout her life), racial equality, social reform, and women’s rights. Never one to be classified as merely an athlete, Jackie says, “I strive to be a Jackie of all trades.”

Keynote: Thursday, August 1, 9:00 – 9:40 am 

Trust and Inspire: The Leadership Solution for a New Era of Work

Stephen M.R. Covey

Trust & Inspire is a new way of leading that starts with the belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential. People with this kind of leader are inspired to become the best version of themselves and to produce their best work. People don’t want to be managed; they want to be led. Discover how to lead effectively, drive incredible performance, and put into practice the fundamental beliefs of a Trust & Inspire Leader.

Plus, ALL CEOS are invited to special workshop with with New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Stephen M.R. Covey as he shows step-by-step how to boldly apply a Trust & Inspire leadership style.

Thursday, Aug 1, 10:45 am – 12:30 pm

CEO Forum: Practical Leadership Strategies to Unleash Greatness in Others

Stephen M.R. Covey

Note: This special forum is ONLY available to CEOs. A separate registration fee of just $195 is required.


BONUS: Every CEO Forum registrant also receives a signed copy of his newest best-selling book.

Find out how truly great leaders unleash greatness in others – and how you can too each day in your credit union. You will learn how to apply the 3 stewardships of a Trust & Inspire leader by applying a practical and actionable framework that includes:

  • Modeling: Who you are
  • Trusting: How you lead
  • Inspiring: Connect to why

Stephen brings with him decades of leadership experience as the former President & CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, founded by his late father and author of the seminal leadership book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. As head of the Covey Leader Center, Stephen M.R. Covery nearly doubled revenues, increased profits by 12 times, and boosted shareholder value by 67 times as the company grew to become the largest leadership development firm in the world.

 

A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded and currently leads FranklinCovey’s Global Speed of Trust Practice. He is a highly sought-after international speaker who has taught trust and leadership in 57 countries to business, government, military, education, healthcare, and NGO entities.

Today’s world of work and culture calls for a radical shift in the way we lead in the 21st century, and Stephen will show you how.

 

Magician & Keynote Speaker

Nash Fung

The Magic of Empathetic Leadership

By day, Nash Fung is a keynote speaker & magician but as night falls, he is a crisis line volunteer. This unique journey taught him many meaningful lessons on creativity, empathy, and human connections. Discover practical empathetic techniques you can use to:

  1. Create better solutions for some of your toughest challenges with your team.
  2. Develop deeper trust and increase employee retention.
  3. Ensure your colleagues feel heard, understood and valued.
  4. Implement a golden rule in crisis situations every leader can use to support their people.

Be prepared to take away innovative techniques and inspiration … all with a touch of magic.

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Here are just a few of the HOT TOPICS to be discussed:



  • Generative AI and how CUs can use the newest technology to reduce risk & increase member loyalty
  • Best practices to manage liquidity in a high-rate, inflationary market
  • Executive compensation plans proven to attract and retain your top talent
  • Lending solutions that are generating double-digit growth rates – without sacrificing rates
  • Effective methods for recruiting new board members
  • Sound practices for retaining core deposits, despite rising rates
  • New tools some of the top CUs are using to leverage digital optimization
  • Governance tactics to keep your board focused on strategic decision-making
  • Tactics to build life-long members – not rate-hoppers
  • Practical tactics to boost net interest margins in a high-rate environment
  • Strategies CUs are using to regain trust with members – and beat the banks on service
  • Newest Fintech solutions that are giving CUs a competitive edge
  • M&A strategies – and pitfalls – every director and C-suite executive must know
  • Proven solutions CUs are employing to attract Gen Y and Z in a digital world
  • New regulatory priorities by NCUA and CFPB on lending, overdraft fees, M&As, cybersecurity, crypto, vendor oversight and more
  • Leadership strategies that are proving effective in a post-pandemic world
  • And much more…

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs & Presidents
  • Board Chairs/Directors
  • Supervisory Committee Members
  • Chief/VP of DEI
  • Chief/VP of Marketing
  • Chief/VP of Finance
  • Chief/VP of Lending
  • Chief/VP of Technology
  • Chief/VP of HR
  • Chief/VP of Business Lending

ONE ticket = ALL sessions

Pick and choose to attend any session from among 8 Breakout Summits
Speakers you DON’T want to miss out on!

Inspire, Empower, Guide: Essential Disciplines for TODAY’s Leader

Jim Bouchard, Founder;
The Sensei Leader

The Roaring 2020s: Dominate the Decade with Next-Gen Marketing & Sales Strategies 

Shawna Suckow, Author & Speaker

DEI or Die: Best Practices to Make a Commitment to Change

Renee Sattiewhite, President & CEO; African-American Credit Union Coalition

Pink Goldfish: Amplify Differentiation to Stand Out in the Marketplace

Stan Phelps, Author; Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, IBM Futurist

The 3 DOs and 3 DON’Ts of Member Retention

Katie Stone, CEO & Co-owner;
PixelSpoke

Recruit & Retain Your Highest Performers in the C-suite

John Moreno, Managing Partner; Newcleus Credit Union Advisors

DEI Summit Panel

Whitney Anderson, Board Chair, AACUC

The Magic of Empathetic Leadership: Communication Technique to Lead with Empathy

Nash Fung, Magician & Keynote Speaker; Magician Nash Fung, Inc.

The Leadership Pipeline: Creating a System for Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders in Your CU

Tamra Gaines, President;
Tamra Gaines & Associates

A Winning Perspective Gets the Gold: Keynote Address with Olympic Great, Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, named as “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century”

From Culture Clash to Connection – Keys for Effective M&As

Keith & Rebecca Klein Scott, Founders; TALLsmall Productions, LLC

3 Credit Union Superpowers You Need to Thrive in 2024 and Beyond

Kerala Taylor, CUDE, Co-owner & Senior Marketing Manager; PixelSpoke

Leadership Principles for High-Performing Boards

Tim Harrington, CPA, President;
TEAM Resources

Why, How, & What: Preserving Humanity in an AI World

Gabe Krajicek, CEO; Kasasa

Keys to Building Life-Long Members, Not Rate-Hoppers

Juli Lewis, Chief Relationship Officer; Michael Walters Advertising

Resiliency: The Cornerstone of Success in Rapidly Changing Environment

Milton Hunt, President;
MiltonHunt.net 

Turning Weaknesses into Strengths: How to Emerge from a Down Year

Tyrone Muse, President/CEO;
Visions FCU

DEI Summit Panel

Espy Pablano, Training Manager, AACUC

The Underground Collision: Generative AI: Don’t Let the Bankers Tell the Story

Susan Mitchell, CEO; Mitchell Stankovic and Associates

DEI Panel

Deborah Fears, President & CEO, Chicago Post Office Employees CU

Let’s Beat the Bad Guys! Practical CU Strategies to Protect Your CU

Jen Anthony, Vice President,
Think/Stack

Leveraging Strengths: A Discussion of M&A from a CEO Perspective

Travis Markley, CEO,
Hoosier Hill CU

A Behind the Scenes Discussion of M&A from a Board Perspective

Maryellen Valaitis, Former Director, McGraw-Hill FCU

Leadership Through a 21st Century Lens

Liz Ponder, Senior Executive,
SRP FCU

DEI Summit Panel

Barbara Mojica, Executive Director, National Latino Association of CU Professionals

7 Tactics to Increase Your Loan Portfolio and Non-Interest Income

LaTonya Allen, Chief Lending Officer at Government Printing Office Federal Credit Union

DEI Summit Panel

John Bissell, President & CEO, Greylock FCU

Practical DEI Approaches to Turn Strategy into Execution

Dohnia Dorman, Chief Experience Officer, African American CU Coalition

Why Volume is the Greatest of the Big Data V’s

Adam Wright, Operations Director – CUDX, Trellance

Revolutionizing Member Experience By Harnessing the Power of AI and Data

Anne Legg, Founder & President, Thrive Strategic Services

Two-Minute Spotlight

Carolyn Jordan, Chief Relationship Officer, Neighborhood CU

7 Keys to Governance Excellence: Practical Strategies for Your Board and Executive Team to Get it Right

Jennie Boden, CEO, Quantum Governance

DEI Summit Panel

Emma Hayes, Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, SECU

CEO Panel – Lessons in Leadership

Delana Huling, President & CEO,
Baylor Health Care System Credit Union

Digital IQ with AI Responsibility: Recruit, Retain & Develop Your People

Zach Christensen, Director of Digital Services; Mitchell Stankovic and Associates

Think Niche: How Credit Unions Can Think Small and Dominate the Market

John Janclaes, President & CEO, NYMBUS CUSO

EI vs AI: 5 Powerful Lessons for Credit Union Leaders

Brandi Stankovic, Ed.D., Host & Producer; The Strategic Hotbox

Navigating Auto Finance Challenges for Near- and Non-Prime Consumers

Matt Roe, Chief Revenue Officer, Open Lending

Key Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Programs in CUs Today

Jason Bedsworth, Founder & President, CFS Insight

DEI Summit Panel

Dayatra Matthews, CLO and GC, LGFCU/Civic FCU

Repositioning the Deposit Strategy

Billy Guthrie, Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

The Role of Governance in Preparing for Growth

Lynette Smith, Quantum Governanace

Top 5 Methods to Leverage Your Culture to Drive Retention and Engagement

LaSonya Berry, CEO, McPherson, Berry & Associates

M&A – Staying True To The Key Stakeholders

Peter Duffy, Managing Director, Piper Sandler

3 Key Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Programs in CUs Today

Michael Scholl, Director of Analytics at Chartway Credit Union

Resiliency: The Cornerstone of Success in Rapidly Changing Environment

Milton Hunt, Founder, MiltonHunt.com

How to Win Hearts & Minds using the Big 4 Marketing Method

Jim Pond, Co-Founder, James & Matthew, JXM

DEI Summit Panel

Juan Fernandez, President & CEO, Louisiana Credit Union League

Financial Strategies in Uncertain Times

Tracey Jackson, CFO, Resource One CU

CEO Roundtable Panel: Lessons in Leadership

Erin Mendez, President, Chief Executive Officer

Repositioning the Deposit Strategy

Joe Kennerson, Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

CEO Panel – Lessons in Leadership

Debbie Smith, CEO
Georgia United Credit Union

Revolutionizing Member Experience By Harnessing the Power of AI and Data

Troy Hall, Ph.D. I-CUDE, Bestselling author on Talent Retention, international speaker, and founder of Cohesion Culture

Key Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Programs in CUs Today

Terry Martin, Credit Union Consulting

HR Strategies for Highly Effective Credit Unions

Sharon Camper, Chief People Officer, Apple FCU

8 NEW unmissable breakout summits!

  • Discover the big 3 skills needed for future executives
  • Apply the same strategies that generate 10-12x returns
  • Find out how to leverage big data simply and easily

  • Get step-by-step guidance to grow organically
  • Learn the key metrics to analyze your loan portfolio
  • Book 20%–40% more auto loans

  • See for yourself which apps are gaining traction among zoomers to boomers
  • Get insights on the newest innovations that can benefit your CU and your members
  • Discover how to use fintech to give your CU a competitive edge

  • Find out where the economy is headed over the next 18 months
  • Get the top 4 financial strategies every CU must now consider
  • Discover the financial tactics of the Top 1% you can use

  • Get the latest tactics to recruit and retain your top talent
  • Find out how to apply proven DEI strategies to create real, sustainable change
  • Build a member-focused culture

  • Discover how CUs are leveraging Generative AI to improve their operations and member experience
  • Learn the top 3 emerging risks every executive needs to know
  • Find out how to apply the big changes affecting strategy, structure, governance, and leadership

  • Create an enduring brand with a purpose-driven, values-based culture
  • Take home 3 steps to generate 20% YoY growth
  • Get the big 3 MX strategies that are producing 5.7x more revenue

  • Find out how to implement meaningful and impactful cultural change from the board room to the front line
  • Discover practical steps to create a diverse workforce
  • Learn firsthand how CUs are leveraging DEI to grow their membership and ROA

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Agenda

Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshops - Tuesday 30th

Conference Opens
10:00 - 17:00

Convention Registration Opens

Deep-Dive Pre-Conference Workshops
13:00 - 16:00

Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshop 1 – Financial Management: How to Decipher Your Financials Quickly & Confidently

Tim Harrington
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Tim Harrington

CPA, President, TEAM Resources

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13:00 - 16:00

Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshop 2 –7 Keys to Governance Excellence: Practical Strategies for Your Board & Executive Team to Get it Right.

Jennie Boden
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Jennie Boden

CEO, Quantum Governance

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13:00 - 16:00

Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshop 3 – Revolutionizing Member Experience By Harnessing the Power of AI and Data

Anne Legg, Dr. Troy Hall, Ph.D. I-CUDE
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Anne Legg

Founder & President, Thrive Strategic Services

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Dr. Troy Hall, Ph.D. I-CUDE

Bestselling author on Talent Retention, international speaker, and founder of Cohesion Culture

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Agenda

Conference - Wednesday 31st

Open
07:00 - 17:00

Registration

07:00 - 08:45

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Continental Breakfast

General Sessions
09:00 - 09:45

A Winning Perspective Gets the Gold: Keynote Address with Olympic Great, Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
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Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Olympic Great

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09:40 - 09:50

A "Magical" Interlude

Nash Fung
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Nash Fung

Magician & Keynote Speaker

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09:50 - 10:30

Leadership Panel Discussion: Lessons in Leadership

Renee Sattiewhite, Debbie Smith, Erin Mendez, Delana Huling

Renee Sattiewhite (moderator)

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Renee Sattiewhite

CEO & Founder, Sattiewhite Training Productions, Inc.

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Debbie Smith

CEO, Georgia United CU

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Erin Mendez

CEO, Patelco Credit Union

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Delana Huling

President & CEO, Baylor Health Care System Credit Union

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15 - 11:45

6 x 6: 6 Speakers Share Their ONE Best Idea That Will Have the BIGGEST Impact on CUs Today

John Moreno, John Janclaes, Katie Stone, Stan Phelps, Tyrone Muse
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John Moreno

Managing Partner, Newcleus Credit Union Advisors

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John Janclaes

President, NYMBUS

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Katie Stone

CEO & Co-owner, PixelSpoke

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Stan Phelps

Author, Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, IBM Futurist

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Tyrone Muse

CEO, Visions FCU

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Lunch Break
11:45 - 12:45

Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon

12:45 - 13:15

Networking and Dessert in Exhibit Hall

Breakout Summit Sessions — 1:15 - 1:40 pm
13:15 - 13:40

Leadership Summit — TBD

13:15 - 13:40

Marketing & Branding Summit — TBD

13:15 - 13:40

FinTech Summit — TBD

13:15 - 13:40

Lending Summit — Navigating Auto Finance Challenges for Near- and Non-Prime Consumers

Matt Roe
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Matt Roe

Chief Revenue Officer, Open Lending, LLC

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13:15 - 13:40

HR Summit — TBD

13:15 - 13:40

Trending Summit — Why, How, What: Preserving humanity in an AI world

Gabe Krajicek
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Gabe Krajicek

CEO, Kasasa

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13:15 - 13:40

Financial Summit — TBD

13:40 - 13:50

Transitional Break

Breakout Summit Sessions — 1:50 - 2:20 pm
13:50 - 14:20

Leadership Summit — Recruiting and Retaining Your Highest Performers in the C-suite

John Moreno
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John Moreno

Managing Partner, Newcleus Credit Union Advisors

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13:50 - 14:20

Marketing & Branding Summit — 3 Credit Union Superpowers You Need to Thrive in 2024 and Beyond

Kerala Taylor
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Kerala Taylor

Co-owner & Senior Marketing Manager, PixelSpoke

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13:50 - 14:20

Fintech Summit — TBD

13:50 - 14:20

Lending Summit — 7 Tactics to Increase Your Loan Portfolio and Non-Interest Income

Latonya Allen, CUDE
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Latonya Allen, CUDE

Chief Lending Officer at Government Printing Office Federal Credit Union

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13:50 - 14:20

HR Summit — HR Strategies for Highly Effective Credit Unions

Sharon Camper
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Sharon Camper

Chief People Officer, Apple FCU

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13:50 - 14:20

Trending Summit — TBD

Michael Scholl, Tad Carlson
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Michael Scholl

Director of Analytics, Chartway Credit Union

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Tad Carlson

VP – IT Solutions & Development, Royal Credit Union

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13:50 - 14:20

Financial Summit — Repositioning the Deposit Strategy

Billy Guthrie, Joe Kennerson
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Billy Guthrie

Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

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Joe Kennerson

Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

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14:20 - 14:30

Transitional Break

Breakout Summit Sessions — 2:30 - 3:00 pm
14:30 - 15:00

Leadership Summit — The Role of Governance in Preparing for Growth

Lynette Smith
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Lynette Smith

DIrector of Engagement, Quantum Governance, L3C

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14:30 - 15:00

Marketing & Branding Summit — TBD

14:30 - 15:00

FinTech Summit — Think Niche: How Credit Unions Can Think Small & Dominate the Market

John Janclaes
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John Janclaes

President, NYMBUS

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14:30 - 15:00

Lending Summit — TBD

14:30 - 15:00

HR Summit — Top 5 Methods to Leverage Your Culture to Drive Retention and Engagement

LaSonya Berry
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LaSonya Berry

Founder & CEO, McPherson, Berry & Associates

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14:30 - 15:00

Trending Summit — 3 Key Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Programs in CUs Today

Michael Scholl, Jason Bedsworth
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Michael Scholl

Director of Analytics, Chartway Credit Union

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Jason Bedsworth

Founder & President, CFS Insight

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14:30 - 15:00

Financial Summit — CU Mergers with Panel Discussion

Peter Duffy, Maryellen Valaitis, Travis Markley
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Peter Duffy

Managing Director, Piper Sandler Companies

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Maryellen Valaitis

Former Director, McGraw-Hill FCU

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Travis Markley

President & CEO, Hoosier Hills Credit Union

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Post-Conference
15:00 - 16:00

Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall with Nash Fung

19:30 - 20:30

Opening Night Entertainment

Agenda

Conference - Thursday 1st

Open
07:30 - 09:00

Exhibit Hall Open

07:30 - 08:45

Breakfast of Champions

(Must have ticket to enter. Open to first 300 registrants.)

General Sessions
09:00 - 09:40

Opening Keynote: Trust and Inspire: The Leadership Solution for a New Era of Work

Stephen M.R. Covey

Our world has changed drastically in just the last few years. Unfortunately, leadership styles have not. Although many might not like to admit it, most organizations still operate from a model of “Command & Control” focusing on hierarchies and compliance. Yet, the world, the workforce, the work itself, and the choices we now have for where and how to work and live have all changed – and the old rules of leadership no longer apply.

Trust & Trust & Inspire is a new way of leading that starts with the belief that people are creative, collaborative, and full of potential. People with this kind of leader are inspired to become the best version of themselves and to produce their best work. People don’t want to be managed; they want to be led. Discover how to lead effectively, drive incredible performance, and put into practice the fundamental beliefs of a Trust & Inspire Leader.

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Stephen M.R. Covey

Bestselling Author, Trust & Inspire

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09:40 - 10:20

The Magic of Empathetic Leadership: Communication Techniques to Lead with Empathy

Nash Fung
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Nash Fung

Magician & Keynote Speaker

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10:20 - 10:30

2024 Neoteric Leadership Award Ceremony

10:30 - 10:45

Transitional Break

Breakout Summits Sessions Resume
10:45 - 11:15

Leadership Summit —TBD

Milton Hunt
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Milton Hunt

President, author of 10 Keys to Maximizing Your Potential

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10:45 - 11:15

Marketing & Branding Summit — How to Win Hearts & Minds using the Big 4 Marketing Method

Jim Pond
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Jim Pond

co-founder, JXM

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10:45 - 11:15

DEI Summit — Best Practices to Serve More Members & Create a Better Experience for All (Panel)

Dayatra Matthews, Deborah Fears, Espy Pablano, Whitney Anderson

Presented in Partnership with

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Dayatra Matthews

CLO & GC, LGFCU/Civic FCU

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Deborah Fears

President & CEO

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Espy Pablano

Training Manager, AACUC

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Whitney Anderson

Board Chair, AACUC

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10:45 - 11:15

Lending Summit — TBD

10:45 - 11:15

HR Summit — Resilency: The Cornerstone of Success in Rapidly Changing Environment

10:45 - 11:15

Trending Summit — Key Habits of Highly Effective Analytics Programs in CUs Today

Jason Bedsworth, Terry Martin
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Jason Bedsworth

Founder & President, CFS Insight

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Terry Martin

Credit Union Consulting

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10:45 - 11:15

Financial Summit — TBD

10:45 - 11:15

CU Connect – Why Volume is the Greatest of the Big Data V’s

Adam Wright
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Adam Wright

Managing Director of CUDX Operations, Trellance

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10:45 - 12:30

CEO Forum: Practical Leadership Strategies to Unleash Greatness in Others

Stephen M.R. Covey

CEOs are invited to a special workshop with New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Stephen M.R. Covey as he shows step-by-step how to boldly apply a Trust & Inspire leadership style.

Note: This special forum is ONLY available to CEOs. A separate registration fee of just $195 is required.

Find out how truly great leaders unleash greatness in others – and how you can too each day in your credit union. You will learn how to apply the 3 stewardships of a Trust & Inspire leader by applying a practical and actionable framework that includes:

  • Modeling: Who you are
  • Trusting: How you lead
  • Inspiring: Connect to why

Stephen brings with him decades of leadership experience as the former President & CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, founded by his late father and author of the seminal leadership book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. As head of the Covey Leader Center, Stephen M.R. Covery nearly doubled revenues, increased profits by 12 times, and boosted shareholder value by 67 times as the company grew to become the largest leadership development firm in the world.

A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded and currently leads FranklinCovey’s Global Speed of Trust Practice. He serves on numerous boards, including the Government Leadership Advisory Council, and he has been recognized with the lifetime Achievement Award for “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” from the advocacy group, Trust Across America/Trust Around the World.

Stephen is a highly sought-after international speaker who has taught trust and leadership in 57 countries to business, government, military, education, healthcare, and NGO entities.

Today’s world of work and culture calls for a radical shift in the way we lead in the 21st century, and Stephen will show you how.

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Stephen M.R. Covey

Bestselling Author, Trust & Inspire

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11:15 - 11:45

Networking Break in Exhibit Hall

Breakout Summits Sessions
11:45 - 12:30

Leadership Summit — Inspire, Empower, Guide: Essential Disciplines for TODAY's Leader

Jim Bouchard
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Jim Bouchard

Founder, The SENSEI LEADER Movement

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11:45 - 12:30

Marketing & Branding Summit — Pink Goldfish: Amplify Differentiation to Stand Out in the Marketplace

Stan Phelps
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Stan Phelps

Author, Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, IBM Futurist

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11:45 - 12:30

DEI Summit — Allyship Through a DEI Lens: Even When the View Isn’t Always Popular

John Bissell, Barbara Mojica, Emma Hayes, Juan Fernandez

Presented in Partnership with

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John Bissell

President & CEO, Greylock FCU

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Barbara Mojica

Executive Director, National Latino Association of CU Professionals

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Emma Hayes

Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, SECU

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Juan Fernandez

President & CEO, Louisiana Credit Union League

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11:45 - 12:30

Lending Summit — TBD

11:45 - 12:30

HR Summit — Digital IQ with AI Responsibility: Recruit, Retain & Develop Your People

Zach Christensen, Susan Mitchell
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Zach Christensen

Director, DEI & Digital Services, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates

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Susan Mitchell

CEO, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates

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11:45 - 12:30

Trending Summit — Let's Beat the Bad Guys! Practical CU Strategies to Protect Your CU and Your Members from Ransomware Attacks

Jen Anthony
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Jen Anthony

Vice President, Think|Stack

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11:45 - 12:30

Financial Summit — Financial Strategies in Uncertain Times

Tracey Jackson
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Tracey Jackson

CFO, Resource One CU

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Lunch Break
12:30 - 13:15

Networking Luncheon

12:30 - 13:15

CEO Summit Luncheon

13:15 - 13:45

Networking and Dessert in Exhibit Hall

Guest Experiences
14:00 - 16:30

Two Guest Experiences to choose from!

Breakout Summits Sessions
13:45 - 14:15

Leadership Summit — Leadership Principles for High-performing Boards

Tim Harrington
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Tim Harrington

CPA, President, TEAM Resources

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13:45 - 14:15

Marketing & Branding Summit — Marketing Mosaic for Credit Unions: How to Make Your Brand Utterly Unforgettable

Shawana Suckow
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Shawana Suckow

Author & Speaker

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13:45 - 14:15

DEI Summit — Practical DEI Approaches to Turn Strategy into Execution

Dohnia Dorman

Presented in Partnership with

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Dohnia Dorman

Chief Experience Officer, African-American Credit Union Coalition

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13:45 - 14:15

Lending Summit — TBD

13:45 - 14:15

HR Summit — From Culture Clash to Connection - Keys for Effective M&As

Keith & Rebecca Klein Scott
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Keith & Rebecca Klein Scott

Owners, TALLsmall Productions, LLC

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13:45 - 14:15

Trending Summit — TBD

13:45 - 14:15

Financial Summit — TBD

14:15 - 14:30

Transitional Break

Breakout Summit Sessions
14:30 - 15:00

Leadership Summit — Leadership through a 21st Century Lens

Liz Ponder
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Liz Ponder

Senior Executive, SRP FCU

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14:30 - 15:00

Branding & Marketing Summit — Keys to Building Life-Long Members, Not Rate-Hoppers

Juli Lewis, Jim Lake
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Juli Lewis

Chief Relationship Officer, Michael Walters Advertising

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Jim Lake

Managing Partner, Michael Walters Advertising

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14:30 - 15:00

DEI Summit — TBD

Presented in Partnership with

14:30 - 15:00

Lending Summit — TBD

14:30 - 15:00

HR Summit — The Leadership Pipeline: Creating a System for Developing Tomorrow's Leaders in Your CU

Tamra Gaines
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Tamra Gaines

President, Tamra Gaines & Associates

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14:30 - 15:00

Trending Summit — Data Analytics: Your CU's Secret Power for Creating Member Value

Anne Legg, Tad Carlson
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Anne Legg

Founder & President, Thrive Strategic Services

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Tad Carlson

VP – IT Solutions & Development, Royal Credit Union

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14:30 - 15:00

Financial Summit — TBD

Agenda

Conference - Friday 2nd

Friday, August 2, 2024
07:30 - 09:00

Buffet Breakfast

General Sessions
09:00 - 09:50

Underground Collision — Underground Collision: Generative AI: Don’t Let the Bankers Tell the Story

Susan Mitchell
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Susan Mitchell

CEO, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates

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09:50 - 10:00

2-Minute Spotlight: 5 Speaker Have Just 2 Minutes to Share One BIG Idea in this Theatrical Presentation

Jim Bouchard, Gabe Krajicek, Carolyn Jordan
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Jim Bouchard

Founder, The SENSEI LEADER Movement

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Gabe Krajicek

CEO, Kasasa

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Carolyn Jordan

Chief Relationship Officer, Neighborhood CU

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10:00 - 10:15

Putitng Thought to Action: Applying Your Best Take-aways

Shawana Suckow
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Shawana Suckow

Author & Speaker

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10:15 - 11:00

EI vs AI: 5 Powerful Lessons for Credit Union Leaders

Brandi Stankovic, Ed.D.
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Brandi Stankovic, Ed.D.

Host & Producer, The Strategic Hotbox

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11:00 - 11:00

Conference Adjourns

100% Money-Back Guarantee

We’re so confident that the CU Leadership Convention will meet your credit union needs that we are offering our 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If you don’t return to your credit union with the strategies needed to contribute to the growth of your organization, write us and we will promptly return your entire registration fee—no questions asked.

Cancellations and Substitutions:

Our cancellation and substitution policy are as follows: If you’re unable to attend, you’re welcome to send a substitute. Or, if you cancel in writing by Thursday, May 2, 2024, you may get a full refund. After that date, there is no refund, but you may use your registration fee at next year’s CU Leadership Convention. Registrants who do not cancel and do not attend are liable for the full conference fee. Cancellations via phone will not be accepted.

Connect Face-to-Face with C-Suite Leaders & Directors from July 30-August 2, 2024 in Las Vegas


The 47th Annual CU Leadership Convention is a one-of-a-kind, in-person experience: a unique blend of networking, collaboration and thought leadership between credit union c-suite executives, presidents, board chairs and sponsors.

The program is custom designed to encourage conversation about best practices, relationship building and knowledge sharing across all functional areas on the most pressing issues facing credit unions today.

Join us in Las Vegas from July 30-August 2, 2024, to engage with over 1,000 forward-thinking CU leaders looking for answers to their most challenging issues.

Premier Sponsorship Programs

Premier Sponsorship provides a complete 360-degree experience throughout all aspects of the event.

Principal Sponsorship

  • The Exclusive Principal Sponsor of one of the CULC Summits (Leadership, Trending, Lending, Human Resources, FInTech, Branding & Marketing and Financial Management)
  • Keynote speaking opportunity kicking off the specified summit on Wed., July 31
  • Premium branding as the Principal Sponsor of the summit of your choosing
  • Premium branding where sponsors appear throughout the CU Leadership Convention
  • Full page advertisement in event guide
  • Six (6) staff passes (in addition to your speaker, 7 total)
  • 10’ x 20’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Pre- and post-show email to CULC registrants
  • Seat drop pre-speaking session (1)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists

Lead Sponsorship

  • Branding: Your firm will be branded at the Lead Sponsor level
  • One speaking opportunity (specific details to be determined with CULC Chairman)
  • Full page advertisement in event guide
  • Four (4) staff passes (in addition to your speaker, 5 total)
  • 10’ x 20’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Pre and post show registrant lists

Sponsorship

  • Branding: Your firm will be branded at the Sponsorship level
  • One speaking opportunity (specific details to be determined with CULC Chairman)
  • Half-page advertisement in event guide
  • Three (3) staff passes (in addition to your speaker, 4 total)
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Pre and post show registrant lists

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Taking place on the night before the conference kicks off, this premier program provides sponsor with a private hosted dinner for a curated audience of CEOs.

  • Branding: Your firm will be promoted as a sponsor of the Forum, where sponsors are listed.
  • Attendee Passes: Your firm receives three (3) passes to attend the CEO Dinner and CU Leadership Convention
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Curated session: Your firm will have the opportunity to create an interactive session and work with CULC to curate an audience from the CULC attendees.

  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Every attendee will create a walking billboard for your firm throughout the event. Sponsor’s logo will appear on the event lanyards provided to all attendees upon registration.

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

The 4×7 Tech Demo will feature a session with 7 firms receiving 7 minutes on stage to present and demonstrate their technology offering.

  • Branding as a sponsor and participant in the 4×7 Tech Demo
  • One presentation slot in one Tech Demo (exact one TBD)
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

As the exclusive sponsor of CULC’s registration area, your brand will be in the one place every single attendee must visit.

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Sponsor receives premium sponsorship branding on every tote bag, distributed to all attendees.

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Sponsor may suggest a branded password for WiFi access during the event. This will be advertised on signage and tent cards throughout the venue.

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Sponsor receives premium sponsorship branding surrounding the networking breaks

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Be the first to greet attendees in the morning as the host of the conference breakfasts.

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded on breakfast signage as the sponsor
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe & drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff badges (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Align your firm with the premier think tank session – The Breakfast of Champions!

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)
  • Thought Leadership Sponsor may help in the sessions at the discretion of the CULC Chairperson
  • Sponsor may provide branded pens/pads for the session

Sponsor receives exclusive sponsorship branding on aisle signs throughout the exhibit hall

  • Branding:
    • Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
    • Your firm will be branded as sponsor on break signage
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe and drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)

Be one of 15 exhibitors participating in the contest for attendees.

Each passport sponsor will be featured on a bingo style card. Attendees must visit and engage with passport sponsors at their booth visit sponsors and have the sponsor stamp their card with their unique stamp.

Upon completion, attendees turn their cards in for a chance to win prizes.

  • Branding: Your firm will be branded at the Sponsor level
  • 10’x10’ exhibit space (includes standard pipe & drape)
  • Company logo & listing on website
  • Company listing in event guide
  • Two (2) staff passes (allows access to conference sessions and public networking events)
  • Pre and post show registrant lists (name, title, company)
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2024 CU Leadership Convention Sponsors

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You’re invited to the #1 event for growth-minded CU Leaders

The CU Leadership Convention held every summer in Las Vegas is regarded as one of the top conferences for credit union executives and directors with more than 1,200 attendees and 50+ solution providers.


Previously known as the Directors & CEO Conference, the country’s leading event for Directors, CEOs and C-suite level leaders is now the CU Leadership Convention. For 47 years, the conference has delivered the best content, packed with practical guidance and innovative solutions from the country’s leading SMEs, CEOs, executives, directors and consultants willing to share what’s working – and what’s not.

This year is no exception! Join us in Vegas to share ideas, network and learn from the country’s leading credit union experts. This year’s convention features:

  • 63 sessions with real-world guidance from CEOs, directors and SMEs.
  • 8 NEW Breakout Summits on today’s hottest topics, including AI, liquidity, DEI lending, HR, leadership, fintech and more. Pick and choose your favorite topics!
  • 3 NEW Deep Dive Pre-Conference Workshops on Board Governance, Data, AI, and Financial Management.
  • Expanded Breakfast of Champions idea exchange: Share your best idea, with proven results, and hear from your peers about their biggest successes to revolutionize your CU (Limited to the first 300 paid attendees)!
  • NEW exhibit hall featuring 50+ solution providers.
  • Opening night entertainment and reception.
  • And much more!

Since we are not an association or a CUSO, we deliver unvarnished perspectives from the industry’s leading thought leaders, so you have the information you need to better serve your communities, your members and your employees. This commitment to top-quality content and thought-provoking speakers – all while in America’s most exciting city – makes the CU Leadership Convention a must-attend event for any credit union leader.

We look forward to seeing you in Vegas!

Dennis J. Sullivan, Chairman

For Board Members:

  • Learn and adopt best-in-class strategies to grow your credit union and improve profitability in a sustainable way.
  • Build on your current plans and ideas by exchanging information with fellow innovative board directors pioneering the credit union movement.
  • Discover how to generate 10-12x the returns for your credit union at the all-new CU Leadership Summit – dedicated to helping board directors provide their C-suite with the right level of direction. Take your board director skills to the next level by learning about the hottest topics for credit unions, including new sessions on how AI and Liquidity impact CUs.
  • Differentiate yourself from banks by gaining access to fintech experts, solution providers and unvarnished perspectives focused on supporting credit unions and their boards to win more business.
  • Crowdsource innovation – take part in this year’s Expanded Breakfast of Champions idea exchange. Share your best idea, with proven results, and hear from your peers about their biggest successes to revolutionize your CU (Limited to the first 300 paid attendees).
  • Join this getaway with your spouse, unwind and enjoy all that the US entertainment capital has to offer.

For C-Suite Executives:

  • Learn about the hottest topics in the movement, based on your area of expertise. Choose from 8 Summits covering fintech, leadership, marketing, DEI, HR and more to develop actionable strategies that will have impact in your CU.
  • Get the best of both worlds at CU Leadership Convention – entertainment and education. Connect with your peers over breakfast or at one of our evening events whilst experiencing the most progressive speakers, content and solution providers for your CU by day.
  • Network with fellow C-suite to tackle shared challenges and discover innovative solutions, including how to communicate effectively with your board.
  • Learn the top 3 emerging risks every executive needs to know and find out how to apply the big changes affecting strategy, structure, governance, and leadership for credit unions, so you can play your part in driving growth.

Tim Harrington

CPA, President, TEAM Resources

Stephen M.R. Covey

Bestselling Author, Trust & Inspire

Juli Lewis

Chief Relationship Officer, Michael Walters Advertising

Gabe Krajicek

CEO, Kasasa

Kerala Taylor

Co-owner & Senior Marketing Manager, PixelSpoke

Keith & Rebecca Klein Scott

Owners, TALLsmall Productions, LLC

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Olympic Great

Tamra Gaines

President, Tamra Gaines & Associates

Nash Fung

Magician & Keynote Speaker

John Moreno

Managing Partner, Newcleus Credit Union Advisors

Katie Stone

CEO & Co-owner, PixelSpoke

Stan Phelps

Author, Forbes Contributor, TEDx Speaker, IBM Futurist

Jim Bouchard

Founder, The SENSEI LEADER Movement

Shawana Suckow

Author & Speaker

Zach Christensen

Director, DEI & Digital Services, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates

Tyrone Muse

CEO, Visions FCU

Jen Anthony

Vice President, Think|Stack

Travis Markley

President & CEO, Hoosier Hills Credit Union

Maryellen Valaitis

Former Director, McGraw-Hill FCU

Liz Ponder

Senior Executive, SRP FCU

Latonya Allen, CUDE

Chief Lending Officer at Government Printing Office Federal Credit Union

Milton Hunt

President, author of 10 Keys to Maximizing Your Potential

Travis Markley

President & CEO, Hoosier Hills Credit Union

John Bissell

President & CEO, Greylock FCU

Dohnia Dorman

Chief Experience Officer, African-American Credit Union Coalition

Anne Legg

Founder & President, Thrive Strategic Services

Carolyn Jordan

Chief Relationship Officer, Neighborhood CU

Jennie Boden

CEO, Quantum Governance

Delana Huling

President & CEO, Baylor Health Care System Credit Union

Espy Pablano

Training Manager, AACUC

John Janclaes

President, NYMBUS

Matt Roe

Chief Revenue Officer, Open Lending, LLC

Jason Bedsworth

Founder & President, CFS Insight

Dayatra Matthews

CLO & GC, LGFCU/Civic FCU

Billy Guthrie

Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

Joe Kennerson

Managing Director, Darling Consulting Group

Lynette Smith

DIrector of Engagement, Quantum Governance, L3C

LaSonya Berry

Founder & CEO, McPherson, Berry & Associates

Peter Duffy

Managing Director, Piper Sandler Companies

Jim Pond

co-founder, JXM

Whitney Anderson

Board Chair, AACUC

Barbara Mojica

Executive Director, National Latino Association of CU Professionals

Emma Hayes

Chief Learning & Engagement Officer, SECU

Juan Fernandez

President & CEO, Louisiana Credit Union League

Tracey Jackson

CFO, Resource One CU

Erin Mendez

CEO, Patelco Credit Union

Debbie Smith

CEO, Georgia United CU

Michael Scholl

Director of Analytics, Chartway Credit Union

Tad Carlson

VP – IT Solutions & Development, Royal Credit Union

Sharon Camper

Chief People Officer, Apple FCU

Adam Wright

Managing Director of CUDX Operations, Trellance

The CU Leadership Convention is one of the largest events in the country bringing together credit union directors, CEOs, Presidents, and C-suite executives from across the nation.
Keynote speakers and entertainment acts have featured Dan Rather, Jon Taffer, Cal Ripken Jr., Chris Gardner, Howie Mandel, Jay Leno, and Penn & Teller. Most importantly, the convention hosts more than 60 industry experts to share best practices and guidance to help credit unions of all sizes grow and better serve their employees, members and their communities. In addition, the convention includes more than 50 solution providers in its exhibit hall showcasing the newest technology and services available to credit unions.
Celebrating its 47th anniversary July 30-August 2, 2024 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the CU Leadership Convention typically hosts more than 1,200 credit union leaders. Content is focused on the key areas of managing credit unions including lending, Fintech, cybersecurity, DEI, finance, leadership, Generative AI, member service, and branding. The convention is hosted by PEI Group, and is not affiliated with any trade group or political organization so we can give you unvarnished content designed to help you grow and solve your toughest challenges.

Learn, play, and unwind at Caesars Palace

It’s time to indulge and treat yourself while learning and networking at the 47th CU Leadership Convention. Play, dine and unwind like royalty at Caesars Palace Las Vegas: the remarkable, palatial, center-strip resort. From luxurious hotel rooms to world-class entertainment, it’s time to experience a trip that’s one for the books.

Caesars Palace Las Vegas

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
866-227-5944

Book your stay here at the Convention Discount Rate

Room booking code is: SCCUL4

Room Rate: $179 + 13.38% tax + $20 resort fee. Additional people are charged at $30.
Cut-Off Date: July 5, 2024

All convention registrants also get these exclusive benefits as guests at Caesars Palace:

  • Unlimited local phone calls
  • Two (2) admissions per day to Fitness Center
  • In-room internet access to include two (2) devices per room per day

Book your stay here at the Convention Discount Rate https://book.passkey.com/go/SCCUC4

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call our Reservation Center at 1.866.227.5944 to secure a reservation in the discounted room block, which is listed under CU Leadership. Guests may also use Group Code: SCCUL4.


Hotel Deposit & Cancellation Policy:

All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit for the first night’s guestroom and tax charge. If reservation is guaranteed to a credit card, the first night’s guestroom and tax charge, per guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder’s account. Any reservations made via the telephone call center will be assessed a fee of $15.00 plus current sales tax, per reservation. This fee will not apply to reservations made via the internet.

Property allows individual attendee cancellations without penalty up to seventy-two (72) hours prior to the attendee’s scheduled arrival date. Property will charge the individual attendee one night’s guestroom rate plus tax for cancellations within seventy-two hours (72) hours of the scheduled arrival date or failure of the individual attendee to check-in on the scheduled arrival date (each a “no-show”).

It is Property’s standard policy to require a credit card or cash deposit from individual attendees upon check-in for incidental charges. Hotel check in time is 4:00 pm. Check out time is 11:00 am. Any departures after 11:00 AM are subject to the full day charge. Each guestroom must have at least one registered guest twenty-one (21) years of age or older.

Learn, play, and unwind at Caesars Palace

Great news! The CU Leadership Convention is proud to partner with the African-American Credit Union Coalition to host this year’s AACUC Annual Conference, and we look forward to welcoming you to Las Vegas!

As an AACUC member, you will enjoy all the benefits of networking and sharing ideas – and you get the opportunity to experience the country’s most thought-provoking speakers, world-class entertainment, and more chances to apply innovative solutions to the challenges facing credit union leaders today – all in America’s most exciting city! AACUC Members are eligible for an exclusive registration discount! Keep scrolling to access the discount.


Here are just 10 of the benefits AACUC members will enjoy:

  • Special opening-day welcoming reception for members to meet old friends and forge new relationships.
  • AACUC curated breakout sessions — including our ALL-NEW DEI Summit — discussing the hottest topics in lending, HR, Fintech, Financial Management, Marketing & Branding, Leadership and much more.
  • Special Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award luncheon celebrating this year’s winners.
  • AACUC thought-leaders featured throughout the convention all four days!
  • A unique opportunity to meet with more than 60 solutions providers in the country’s largest exhibit hall for credit union leaders.
  • More chances to learn what’s working — and what’s not — from more than 1,000 of your colleagues.
  • Celebrate this year’s recipient of the Renée Sattiewhite Neoteric Changemaker Award winner!
  • More opportunities to network and collaborate with your peers at the exclusive AACUC Member Lounge.
  • World-class entertainment you and your guests can only experience in Las Vegas!
  • A special closing party for you to relax and enjoy your time with friends and colleagues.
  • And much more…

Don’t miss Olympic great Jackie Joyner Kersee

Named by Sports Illustrated as “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century.”

2024 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon

Come celebrate the 2024 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees during the 47th CU Leadership Convention on Wednesday, July 31. Congratulations to Sandra DeVoe Bland, Board Chair of SRP Federal Credit Union, and Dan Berger, retired President/CEO of NAFCU. This prestigious award recognizes a credit union professional or volunteer whose career best embodies the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s mission to increase the strength of the global credit union community.

Sandra DeVoe Bland
Board Chair
SRP Federal Credit Union

Dan Berger
Retired President/CEO
NAFCU

We look forward to welcoming you to the 47th CU Leadership Convention, presented in partnership with AACUC.

Register TODAY and SAVE with your AACUC Member Discount Code!
Access the AACUC Member Discount code by logging into the AACUC Info Hub.

Not an AACUC Member?

Register with my AACUC Discount Code:

Have questions for AACUC about your membership status or the AACUC Member Discount?

Contact us at membership@aacuc.org.

Great news! The CU Leadership Convention is proud to partner with the African-American Credit Union Coalition to host this year’s AACUC Annual Conference, and we look forward to welcoming you to Las Vegas!

As an AACUC member, you will enjoy all the benefits of networking and sharing ideas – and you get the opportunity to experience the country’s most thought-provoking speakers, world-class entertainment, and more chances to apply innovative solutions to the challenges facing credit union leaders today – all in America’s most exciting city! AACUC Members are eligible for an exclusive registration discount! Keep scrolling to access the discount.


Here are just 10 of the benefits AACUC members will enjoy:

  • Special opening-day welcoming reception for members to meet old friends and forge new relationships.
  • AACUC curated breakout sessions — including our ALL-NEW DEI Summit — discussing the hottest topics in lending, HR, Fintech, Financial Management, Marketing & Branding, Leadership and much more.
  • Special Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award luncheon celebrating this year’s winners.
  • AACUC thought-leaders featured throughout the convention all four days!
  • A unique opportunity to meet with more than 60 solutions providers in the country’s largest exhibit hall for credit union leaders.
  • More chances to learn what’s working — and what’s not — from more than 1,000 of your colleagues.
  • Celebrate this year’s recipient of the Renée Sattiewhite Neoteric Changemaker Award winner!
  • More opportunities to network and collaborate with your peers at the exclusive AACUC Member Lounge.
  • World-class entertainment you and your guests can only experience in Las Vegas!
  • A special closing party for you to relax and enjoy your time with friends and colleagues.
  • And much more…

Don’t miss Olympic great Jackie Joyner Kersee

Named by Sports Illustrated as “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century.”

2024 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Awards Luncheon

Come celebrate the 2024 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees during the 47th CU Leadership Convention on Wednesday, July 31. Congratulations to Sandra DeVoe Bland, Board Chair of SRP Federal Credit Union, and Dan Berger, retired President/CEO of NAFCU. This prestigious award recognizes a credit union professional or volunteer whose career best embodies the African-American Credit Union Coalition’s mission to increase the strength of the global credit union community.

Sandra DeVoe Bland
Board Chair
SRP Federal Credit Union

Dan Berger
Retired President/CEO
NAFCU

We look forward to welcoming you to the 47th CU Leadership Convention, presented in partnership with AACUC.

Register TODAY and SAVE with your AACUC Member Discount Code!
Access the AACUC Member Discount code by logging into the AACUC Info Hub.

Not an AACUC Member?

Register with my AACUC Discount Code:

Have questions for AACUC about your membership status or the AACUC Member Discount?

Contact us at membership@aacuc.org.

Nominations now open for the 2024

Renée Sattiewhite Neoteric Changemaker Award

The CU Leadership Convention is proud to announce nominations are currently being accepted for the Neoteric Changemaker Award for 2024, named after the first recipient of the award, Renée Sattiewhite, CEO and President of the African-American Credit Union Coalition.

This national award recognizes those who have demonstrated personal perseverance, advanced the cause of “people, helping people,” advocated for relevant ideation, and created positive programming for leaders. The unique name of the award was selected because it represents the literal meaning of the word neoteric: a modern person who advocates for new ideas.

Deadline for nominations is 11:59 pm Eastern, June 10, 2024. Only 1 nomination per person is allowed. The award will be presented at the 47th CU Leadership Convention, Aug 1, 2024.
Nominees must be present to win.

Nomination Requirements

Anyone may submit a nomination for the Renée Sattiewhite Neoteric Changemaker Award. Nominations must clearly document why the candidate or team should be considered, above all others, for this distinguished award.

Nominations must contain sufficient information to inform the selection process without additional research. Complete nominations must include the nominee’s (or team members’) curriculum vitae or resume(s). While a CV or resume provides the committee with a more comprehensive overview of the nominee’s (or team members’) accomplishments and experiences, it is not a substitute for any of the required items listed below. After reviewing initial nomination submissions, the committee may request reference letters to assist in the evaluation of the nominees under consideration.

The following is a list of examples that may be considered in the evaluation process:

  • Demonstrated an exceptional ability to make change happen in the credit union sector with a focus on modernizing the purpose of “people, helping people.”
  • A body of work that has had a broad impact on the advancement of the credit union movement within society.
  • Exceptional display of volunteerism within the credit union movement outside organizational or job description.
  • Been a role model or mentor for others and epitomized the true meaning of being a Changemaker – putting ideas into action.
  • Unwavering/Enduring commitment to achieving diversity, equity, inclusion and sense of belonging for a broad audience of stakeholders, across all demographic segments understanding that allyship is paramount to all sustainable initiatives.

Recognition

Recipient(s) will receive an award with their name engraved, which recipient(s) may keep. Each recipient(s) will also receive two complimentary registrations to the 2025 CU Leadership Conference.

Submit nomination: click here.

About Renée Sattiewhite

The Neoteric Changemaker Award is named after the first recipient of this prestigious award. Renée Sattiewhite, CEO and President of the African-American Credit Union Coalition, sets the standard as someone who has demonstrated personal perseverance, advanced the cause of “people, helping, people,” advocated for relevant ideation, and created positive programming for leaders.

“Modernizing the social impact of the credit union industry is vital to sustainability and to robust connection with future generations,“ noted Susan Mitchell, Chair of the Neoteric Changemaker Award Governance Committee, who presented the award July 27, 2023 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. “We must urgently pursue ways to revitalize our cooperative vision to what is relevant in today’s society and only aspirational leadership can do it. Renée Sattiewhite is that aspirational leader in the credit union movement.”

Committee members serving on inaugural award committee passionately agreed Renée Sattiewhite has enhanced the credit union movement, emphasized the critical need for diversity, pioneered allyship and relentlessly advocated for all humans. She speaks for equity. She also has shown that it takes bravery and some personal risk when advocating for change knowing that if one stands alone, eventually others will join her.

“The creation of the award is to honor an individual who has overcome tremendous challenges to create change in the credit union movement and was very clear that the first award should go to Renée as she is the definition of changemaker,” said Dennis Sullivan, Chairman of the CU Leadership Convention. “There are few people who have done so much for the industry and made DEI a rallying cry for all credit unions nationwide.”

The Neoteric Changemaker Award will be presented each year at the CU Leadership Convention and is open to anyone within the credit union movement who advocates for new ideas.


Renee Sattiewhite (left), CEO and President of the African-American Credit Union Coalition, is the 2023 winner of the inaugural Neoteric Changemaker Award. Presenting the award are: (left to right) Honorable Todd M. Harper, Chairman, NCUA; Dennis Sullivan, Chairman, CU Leadership Convention; and Susan Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates.

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A house-filling favorite in Las Vegas since she opened as one of the hottest tickets in town in June 2000, Rudner is known for her epigrammatic one-liners. Over the course of a multi-year run she sold almost two million tickets, grossed over a hundred million dollars and become the longest-running solo female comedy show in the history of Las Vegas. She was named Las Vegas’s Comedian of The Year nine years in a row and in 2006 received The Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year Award. In October 2017 she was given the Casino Entertainment Legend Award.

Rita’s first solo HBO special, Rita Rudner’s One Night Stand, was nominated for several awards, as was her eponymous English BBC television show that later appeared in the USA on A&E. Rudner’s two one-hour specials for HBO, Born to Be Mild and Married Without Children, were ratings standouts and she performed all over the country, filling Carnegie Hall in New York three times. In 2008 Rita Rudner: Live From Las Vegas was PBS’s first ever stand-up comedy special.

Rita Rudner has written six books; her bestselling non-fiction titles, Naked Beneath My Clothes, Rita Rudner’s Guide to Men  and I Still Have It…I Just Can’t Remember Where I Put It, plus the novels Tickled Pink and Turning the Tables.  The audio version of Naked Beneath My Clothes received a Grammy nomination. Her autobiography, My Life in Dog Years, was published earlier this year.

Rudner is a frequent collaborator with her writer/producer husband of thirty years, Martin Bergman. The couple’s first produced film script was Peter’s Friends. The film, starring Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Kenneth Branagh, Imelda Staunton, Stephen Fry, and Rita, won the Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Best British Film and was nominated for the Goya Award for Best European Film of 1994. The script was nominated for a WGA Best Screenplay Award and Rita won Best Supporting Actress at the American Comedy Awards.

The couple’s second film project, a TV movie called A Weekend In The Country, starred Rita, Jack Lemmon, Dudley Moore, Richard Lewis, Christine Lahti, Betty White and Faith Ford.

Bergman and Rudner’s last film, Thanks, premiered at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival, won several awards on the film festival circuit and was bought by and frequently aired on Showtime. 

In 2003, Rudner launched from Las Vegas her first syndicated daily TV show, Ask Rita, which featured a panel of celebrities lightheartedly attempting to solve personal problems submitted by members of the public; it ran for two years. For her work on the show, American Women In Radio and Television awarded Rudner a Gracie Allen Award for Best Program Host. 

Rita helped write the 2001 and 2003 Oscar shows with Steve Martin and the 2002 Oscar broadcast with Whoopi Goldberg. 

Rita Rudner moved to New York at the age of fifteen to become a dancer on Broadway. She appeared in several shows, including the original productions of Follies and Mack and Mabel. It was while in Annie on Broadway that she began exploring the comedy clubs of Manhattan. In the early ‘80s, Rudner took a full-time leap from chorus lines to punch lines and was soon a regular guest on both Late Night With David Letterman and The Tonight Show. 

In 2009, Rita, Bette Midler and Sheryl Crow joined forces to perform a fundraiser for President Obama and the Democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid.

In 2012, Rita and Martin wrote and performed The Rita Rudner Show for BBC radio in London. Rita also appeared in the Showtime comedy special Rita Rudner and Three Potential Ex-Husbands.

In June 2016 Rita was invited and honored to speak about her career and technique in comedy at Cambridge University, England. In 2017 she was invited by Oprah Winfrey to appear on a cruise to Alaska that Oprah did in partnership with Holland America.

In 2018, Rita’s tenth TV special was released – A Tale Of Two Dresses. 

In September 2018, Rita appeared at the Laguna Playhouse in the new musical comedy Two’s A Crowd. She and Martin have previously collaborated at the Playhouse on two plays which they co-wrote – Room 776 and Tickled Pink – as well as Act 3… written by David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens. Two’s A Crowd was staged off-Broadway in New York in 2019. The couple’s latest play – Staged – premiered at the Laguna Playhouse in January 2023.