KEYNOTE – Fostering Intrapreneurship and a Culture of Innovation
Kevin Harrington, Chairman and Founder of As Seen On TV, Inc.
Washington Speakers Bureau, Alexandria, VA
Kevin founded Quantum International, Ltd. in the mid-1980s, which merged into National Media Corporation in 1991. Under his leadership as President, National Media reached $500 million in annual sales, distributing in over 100 countries and 20 languages. This company's success has been chronicled in a case study at Harvard/MIT for over a decade. Kevin was also CEO of several other entrepreneurial companies including HSN Direct, a joint venture with Home Shopping Network, in 1994 and Reliant International Media in 1997. Reliant International Media was sold in 2007.
In 2011, Kevin's company As Seen On TV, Inc. acquired the web property AsSeenonTV.com. AsSeenOnTV.com represents a highly trafficked catalog of direct response products with over two million customers, 700,000 email registrants and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors each month.
KEYNOTE – Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations
Phil Hansen, Multimedia artist, Speaker, Author and Innovator
Washington Speakers Bureau, Alexandria, VA
Besides speaking and doing art, Phil is an advocate for advancing art education. He's the author of Tattoo a Banana, a guide to exploring creativity through art with everyday materials. And he's the founder of Goodbye-Art Academy, providing high quality and free art education videos to teachers and students everywhere.
Patrick Adams, CEO
St. Louis Community CU, St. Louis, MO
John Best, Founder/CEO
BIG: Best Innovation Group, Colorado Springs, CO
Bryn Conway, Principal
BC Consulting, LLC, Myersville, MD
Bryn received her Master of Business Administration from Regis University with an emphasis in Market Strategy. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wyoming. Bryn is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), Co-Chair of the Global Women’s Leadership Network Washington DC Chapter, Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run Marketing Committee participant, and a member of the American Marketing Association. Bryn has served on the executive committee of the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council and is a former member of the New England Financial Marketing Association Board of Directors.
Natalie Crain, Director of Media and Marketing Strategy
TruStage at the CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, WI
Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Crain held positions at REI (Recreational Equipment Inc) and Lands’ End. Her roles ranged from Strategy development thru execution of Marketing Communications, Media, Analytics, Co-Op Loyalty, Co-branded Credit Cards and Direct Mail. Crain has extensive leadership experience in establishing Digital as a core business driver in marketing. She is also experienced in managing in-house media teams as well as leading agency resources to support business objectives. At both REI and Lands’ End she lead the evolution of a more diversified media mix and optimized digital strategies over time as the landscape progressed to continue to grow contribution to the businesses.
John Crilly, Account Director
Brand Innovation Group (Big), Fort Wayne, IN
Amy Davis, Chief Marketing Officer
Red Canoe CU, Longview, WA
Jeremiah DeGollon, AVP BD
Summit CU, Madison, WI
Jeremiah is the founder of Credit Union Business Development Professionals (CUBD Pro’s) and serves as Chairman of the Board for STAR Credit Union, the only youth-chartered credit union in the world.
Jeremiah is a graduate of Edgewood College with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a CUBDP and CUDE.
Mary Delaney, Senior Media Strategist
CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, WI
She built an enterprise VoC program from the ground up, launched a DRTV media program, regularly design message strategy for new products - to name a few. She is a firm believer that communication is MORE than half the battle. She takes pride in her ability to carefully package a cohesive message or recommendation that aligns team players. Never underestimate the power of conscientiousness.
While the insurance realm may not be obviously flashy to many, it’s founded on connecting people with the products and services that are going to help them when they need it most. This is where she finds her inspiration. She will always beg the question – how am I making things better for the consumer?
Priya Dozier, Head of Innovation
PSCU, Saint Petersburg, FL
Priya received an MBA from the University of South Florida and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Florida State University. She is certified in Pragmatic Marketing, has been an adjunct professor at St. Petersburg College, and is a business mentor at Northeast High School’s Academy of Finance program. Priya is currently pursuing her doctorate degree with an emphasis on understanding drivers and barriers of innovation in the financial services industry from the University of South Florida.
Kimberli Green, CUBDP, BD Manager
American First CU, Ogden, UT
Chris Hall, Customer Development Head
Onovative, Louisville, KY
Lamar Heyward, Innovation Strategist
Local Government FCU, Raleigh, NC
Joseph Jentgen, VP Marketing
Partners 1st FCU, Fort Watne, IN
Currently back in the financial sector at Partners 1st FCU in Fort Wayne, Indiana as Vice President of Marketing. Joseph is enjoying the daily challenges, limitations, yet innovation through flexibility and ideas while implementing the branding, marketing and advertising for our wonderful $270+ million, SEG-based Credit Union with 21 branches spread across 7 states. Awesomely large footprint, itty bitty budget.
Steve Langley, SVP Member Services/Chief Retail Officer
Schools Financial CU, Sacramento, CA
Steve is a dynamic public speaker who frequently speaks at industry conferences and workshops. Steve enjoys sharing his philosophy of providing ‘extraordinary service while at the same time building strong sales cultures’ throughout the credit union movement.
Steve is the former Chair of the CUNA Operations, Sales and Service Executive Committee and a member of the CUNA Executive Council and the Emerging Issue Committee Chair. He has a bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership and human resources from Chapman University. Steve is also a 2003 honors graduate from the Western CUNA Management School and has served on the faculty of Chapman University.
Dallas Lawrence, Chief Communications Officer
Rubicon Project, Calabasas, CA
From 2003 to 2007 Dallas served as a member of President Bush’s communications team and as spokesperson for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq.
His work has been recognized with the top honors for online campaign of the year; digital public affairs program of the year and crisis communications program of the year. In 2011 he was named the “Crisis Manager of the Year” by PR News for his reputation management work following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
Lana Kaupert, Transformation Strategist
DBSI, Chandler, AZ
Douglas Kiker, Chief Communications Officer
Credit Union National Association, Washington, DC
Douglas has extensive experience in strategic communications with nearly two decades in journalism and corporate communications.
Douglas previous served as managing director at Kekst and Company, a leading New York-based strategic corporate communications firm. Kiker served clients in a wide range of diverse situations requiring strategic communications counsel. His assignments included communications during complex legislative and regulatory challenges, crisis management, media and investor relations and stakeholder communications during transactions, bankruptcies and restructurings, and other situations. Prior to Kekst, Douglas worked for a decade as a journalist for CBS News’ 60 Minutes, The Associated Press and Fox News Channel.
Douglas graduated from The University of Virginia in 1997, and The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2001. His hometown is Washington, D.C.
Sam Mallikarjunan, Principal Marketing Strategy
HubSpot, Cambridge, MA
James Marshall, Manager, The Cooperative Trust
Filene Research Institute, Madison, WI
Chris Miller, VP Communications & Branding
Chesterfield FCU, Chesterfield, VA
Laura Miller, Marketing Manager
cPort FCU, Portland, ME
Karalee Misner, BD Manager
Land of Lincoln CU, Decatur, IL
Royce Ngiam, AVP Marketing
Partners FCU, Burbank, CA
Mia Perez, CAO
Louisiana FCU, La Place, LA
Andy Reed, President/CEO
Texas People FCU, Ft. Worth, TX
Hillary A. Reed, Chief Strategy Officer
Empower Strategic Solutions, Yardley, PA
Hilary also served on the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Executive Committee from 2011-2015. In 2015, she was honored for her leadership and commitment to the field of marketing and business development by receiving the Marketing Professional of the Year Award from the Credit Union National Association.
Thriving on helping companies achieve success in the form of organic, strategic growth, Hilary drives organizations and their leaders to embrace change, think big, and implement new strategies by way of innovative thinking.
Steve Rice, Executive Vice President
EverFi, Washington, DC
His diverse background includes teaching and serving on school boards, working for innovative technology companies like LivingSocial and AOL, and serving as a tech consultant for Coca-Cola. At EverFi, he combines his savvy tech skills with his experience as an educator to generate financial literacy for learners of all ages.
Tiffany Sauder, President
Element Three, Indianapolis, IN
Michelle Shelton, Chief Marketing Officer
SCEFCU, Irwindale, CA
Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
Todd Shickel, VP BD
Elements Financial, Indianapolis, IN
Stephanie Sievers, CEO
ANECA FCU, Shreveport, LA
She obtained her Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Miami and her MBA from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.
Joe Sump, Transformation Strategist
DBSI, Chandler, AZ
Andre Taylor, Thought leader, Author, and Entrepreneur
Taylor Insight Worldwide, LLC., Manhasset, NY
André has authored a collection of books, and published dozens of audio and video programs. He’s often appeared as a guest contributor to ABC News Money Matters and other media outlets and has been featured in many print publications including Advertising Age and Entrepreneur Magazine. Motto Magazine called André one of the country’s top business coaches. Crain’s New York Business called him one of NYC's top minority executives and Black Enterprise Magazine named him, Business Innovator of the Year. He writes and speaks extensively at industry conferences, corporate events, colleges, universities, and events in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Graeme Trayner, VP Brand Communications Practice
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, New York, NY
Graeme has advised companies globally on how to build and manage reputation, and has worked across sectors including financial and professional services, energy and utilities, consumer industries, healthcare and telecoms. Prior to joining GQR, he was a partner in the London office of Brunswick Group, the international financial communications consultancy.