James Gilbert serves as the Head of Marketing at CRMNext, a global software company. He has four beautiful children, two little dogs, and is married to an amazing wife. He enjoys having fun in the mountains, is a huge Utah Jazz fan and Star Wars nerd at heart, and is passionate about data, account-based marketing, and helping people. He is a professional speaker, international best-selling author, Forbes and LinkedIn contributor, PEAK CMO leader, big data board advisor, consultant for start-ups, and marketing thought leader. He’s been in marketing for almost two decades and has led start-ups to acquisition.


Dave Adams

VP, Lender Client Experience


Dave Adams is Vice President of Lender Client Experience at Origence, where he has worked for 22 years. Through strategic […]

Mark Alguard

President, Director of Client Strategy


Mark Alguard is President Director of Client Strategy at Momentum, a design-build firm that helps credit unions thrive through people-centric […]

Karan Bhalla

Chief Growth Officer


Karan Bhalla, Chief Growth Officer at Trellance, has two decades of financial services and data analytics experience, having worked and […]

Lamont Black

Associate Professor

DePaul University

Professor Lamont Black is a recognized expert on cryptocurrency and blockchain who is a regularly invited speaker for conferences, board […]

Jennifer Burns

Marekting Director

Kiosk & Display

Jennifer Burns’ career in financial services includes 18 years at credit unions. Most recently, she was Chief Marketing Officer at […]

Christine Cashen

Emcee, Speaker, & Author

MAXX Emcee

For more than 20 years, Christine Cashen has dazzled an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South […]

Ronny Chapman

SVP, Fintech Solutions

CUNA Mutual Group

Ronny Chapman is SVP of Fintech Solutions at CUNA Mutual Group. The fintech solutions suite of products serves over 4,000 […]

Ancin Cooley

Synergy Credit Union Consulting

Ancin Cooley is the founder and principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc., which provides a suite of risk management […]

Andy Core

Author and Speaker

Author and Speaker

Andy Core is a credentialed, award-winning authority on increasing employee engagement, productivity, and wellness motivation. His talent lies in helping […]

Mark DeBree

Catalyst Strategic Solutions

Mark DeBree, managing principal at Catalyst Strategic Solutions, directs risk consulting, balance sheet advisory, and broker/dealer services for credit unions […]

David Deckelmann

SVP Operational CUSOs

Maps Credit Union

David Deckelmann began his career in the credit union industry in 1998 at Maps Credit Union, where he was hired […]

Brad Delcamp


Brad Delcamp is regional vice president of lender client experience at Origence, a company he has been with for 18 […]

Rick DeLisi


Rick DeLisi, lead research analyst at Glia, is an author and presenter who co-authored two business books on customer service: […]

Ezra Eckhardt


Ezra Eckhardt, a fifth-generation Spokane resident and president and CEO of STCU, is deeply committed to his community. He has […]

Nick Evens

Curql Collective

As president and CEO of Curql Collective, Nick Evens cultivates opportunities to help fintech and credit unions collaborate on breakthrough […]

Shane Feldman

Founder & CEO

Count Me In

Shane Feldman, engagement expert and founder of international entrepreneurship incubator Count Me In, empowers leading brands to optimize team culture, […]

Theodore Flo

General Council

Zest AI

For more than a decade, Teddy Flo has served as a trusted legal advisor to consumer financial services companies, providing […]

Ellie Fordyce

Chief People Officer

Westerra Credit Union

Ellie Fordyce joined Westerra Credit Union in 2019 and was promoted to Chief People Officer in 2021. Drawing from over […]

Denise Gabel

Chief Can-do-ologist & Founder


Denise Gabel is a “Can-do-ologist” as well as an international bestselling author, professional speaker, and mentor on the power of […]

Denny Heck

Lt. Governor

WA State

Denny Heck is humbled to serve as Washington’s 17th lieutenant governor. First elected in 2020, he brings a lifetime of […]

Kelley Hodney

Kelley Hodney


Farleigh Wada Witt

Kelley Hodney works in an advisory role as a regulatory compliance attorney, but she also has experience in a regulatory […]

Lindsay Hooks

Director, Payments & Contract Negotiations

Cornerstone Advisors

Lindsay Hooks is a director in the Payments and Contract Negotiations practice at Cornerstone Advisors. She is a Cornerstone’s Payments […]

Joni Hopkins

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Joni Hopkins is a vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Product and Relationship Management Group. She engages […]

Amy Hunter

Director, WA CU's


Amy Hunter has been the director of credit unions for the Department of Financial Institutions since November 2018. She leads […]

Tracy Jackson

Founder & CEO

HR E-Z, Inc.

Tracy Jackson, founder and CEO of HR E-Z, Inc., is a highly engaging human resources leader and speaker. With over 25 […]

Brian Knight

President & CEO


Brian Knight, president and CEO of NASCUS, has an extensive background in both legislative and regulatory analyses and a comprehensive […]

Bob Long


Bob Long, a tenured business executive with expertise in sales, marketing, innovation, and business acumen, is highly driven through performance […]

Kevin Lyons


Kevin Lyons’ career in the financial services design and facilities industry includes eight years directly with credit unions. Previously he […]

Sultan Meghji


Duke University

Sultan Meghji is a noted expert in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and Web3. He most recently served as […]

Connie Miller

Connie Miller


Credible Advantage

Connie Miller, CEO of leadership and board consulting business Credible Advantage, has served as the president and CEO of Icon […]

Tina Narron

Verity Credit Union

Tina Narron joined Verity Credit Union with a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. She started her career […]

Brenton Paulsen

Maps Credit Union

As a data scientist, Brenton Paulsen helps credit unions utilize data to improve member experience and financial wellness. Currently he […]

Will Pohl


Will Pohl has over five years of experience at Backbase, where he is now a senior enterprise account executive. Working with community […]

Janet Powell

Janet M. Powell


OR Department of Finance

Janet Powell is chief of regulation and supervision for the Credit Union Program at the Division of Financial Regulation of […]

Josh Reed


Josh Reed, director of solution engineering at Member Access Processing, came from the merchant acquisition world, most notably as a […]

Mark Robey

Farleigh Wada Witt

As Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Mark oversaw a team of compliance experts providing regulatory compliance assistance to member […]

Chris Sachse



Chris Sachse is CEO and founder of Think|Stack, a managed IT services company delivering cybersecurity and infrastructure services to credit […]

Hal Scoggins

Hal Scoggins


Farleigh Wada Witt

Since 1991, Hal has been representing credit unions, banks, and other financial service providers on state and federal regulatory compliance […]

Rick Sherrick

Rick Sherrick

Sr. Credit Union Examiner ID


Rick Sherrick has been fulfilling the Supervisory Examiner Position for Credit Unions since 2009. He has worked for the Department […]

Cindy Shogy-Raimer

Greylock FCU

Cindy Shogry-Raimer is the Vice President and Director of Community Development at Greylock Federal Credit Union, where she has worked […]

John Sileo

President & CEO

Sileo Group

John Sileo, president and CEO of Colorado-based think tank The Sileo Group, lost his million-dollar startup, his wealth, and two […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

President & CEO

GoWest Credit Union Association

Phone: 503.350.2212

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x212

[email protected]

Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the GoWest Credit Union Association  the trade association representing more than […]

Carrie Stapp

CO-OP Solutions

Carrie Stapp, Vice President of integrated marketing and commercialization for nationwide credit union network Co-op Solutions, has more than 20 […]

Ben Stuckart

Spokane Low Income Housing

Ben Stuckart, executive director of the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium, was born and raised in Spokane, attended Lewis and […]

Mark Valente

State of Colorado

Mark Valente, Colorado’s financial services commissioner, is involved in the examination and enforcement functions of the Division of Financial Services […]

Amy Walter

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Popular On-Air Political Analyst

Cook Political Report

With over 25 years of experience in the political arena, Amy Walter is an accurate, objective, and insightful analyst with […]

Dr. Mike Wilkerson


Dr. Mike Wilkerson is a partner and the director of analytics at ECONorthwest. He brings over 15 years of private […]

Brian Witt

Brian Witt


Farleigh Wada Witt

Brian Witt is a recognized, national expert in the design and delivery of traditional and innovative financial products and services, […]