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Keynote Speaker

Angie Bastian Angie Bastian

Founder

BoomChickaPop

Angie Bastian, entrepreneur, co-founder, and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. 

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Keynote Speaker

Gian Paul Gonzalez Gian Paul Gonzalez

Public Speaker & Motivator

Gian Paul is widely recognized for inspiring the New York Giants to their most recent Super Bowl victory with the phrase 'All In". He has been featured on ESPN as well as had notable appearances on Fox News and CNN. 

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Emcee

Antonio Neves Antonio Neves

Internationally Recognized Speaker, Author and Award-Winning Journalist

Antonio Neves is the author of four books including, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You (Rodale Books). 

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Cory Albert Cory Albert

Account Manager

IntelliFi Powered by Faraday (in partnership with EMPOWERFi)

Cory has a strong background in strategic software and marketing technologies. 

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Lee Allen Lee Allen

Director of Technology

Strum Agency

Lee Allen has 25 years of experience in SaaS software development, international marketing and lean operations. Allen was formerly the president of a multi-national reality engineering SaaS platform. 

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Shaun Belongie Shaun Belongie

Vice President and Head of Marketing

New Belgium Brewing

Fort Collins, CO

Shaun Belongie is vice president and head of marketing at New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire and Voodoo Ranger and a leading Certified B Corp. 

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Fabio Biasell Fabio Biasell

SVP/Chief Marketing Officer

Travis Credit Union

Fabio Biasella is an industry thought leader and codifier of best practices in retail banking, with a focus on credit unions. He has a proven ability to develop integrated marketing strategies that drive member engagement and brand growth. 

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Steven Bugg Steven Bugg

CEO

Great Lakes Credit Union

Steve Bugg has been President/CEO of Great Lakes Credit Union since 2018. GLCU is a $1B Illinois State Chartered Credit Union, Federally Insured serving diverse communities in the greater Chicagoland market. 

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Maricela Castillo Maricela Castillo

Research Specialist, Multicultural Business Strategy

CUNA Mutual Group

Maricela Castillo is a Research Specialist, Multicultural Business Strategy at CUNA Mutual Group. She is from Milwaukee WI and graduated from UW-Whitewater in December 2019. 

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Mike Dinneen Mike Dinneen

Vice President, Marketing

American Heritage Credit Union

Philadelphi, PA

Mike is vice president of marketing for Philadelphia-based American Heritage Credit Union, a $3.5 billion institution serving more than 200,00 members across 800 sponsor companies and 35 branches.

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Nikki Doherty Nikki Doherty

Marketing Director

Explorers Credit Union

Yankton, South Dakota

Nikki Doherty is a credit union marketing professional with over 18 years in the industry. She is currently the Marketing Director of Explorers Credit Union based out of Yankton, South Dakota. 

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Jennifer Donohue Jennifer Donohue

Vice President, Sales Strategy

Disney Ad Sales

Jennifer Donohue is the Vice President of Sales Strategy for the Disney Advertising Sales Local division. Under her leadership, she manages sales strategy across Disney’s expansive Linear and Addressable ad sales teams, focusing on multi-media opportunities for marketers. 

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Amber Fielder Amber Fielder

Vice President, Marketing

USE Credit Union

Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Sustainability and has earned the designation of CUCME – Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive – through CUNA. 

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Kelly Hellickson Kelly Hellickson

Co-founder

EmpowerFi

Kelly worked for a prominent marketing firm in the financial industry for more than a decade, growing them from a $2.3 million marketing firm to just over $6 million by the time she left in 2018.

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Nancy Hutchinson Nancy Hutchinson

LLC Consultant

Nancy C Hutchinson, MBA, PHD, CUBDP, 2016 Hall of Fame CUNA Marketing and Business Development, 2009 CUNA Business Development Professional of the Year, 6 years serving on the Executive Board of Directors for CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council. 

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Chase Lesher Chase Lesher

Co-Owner

Chronicles Distilling

Chronicles Distilling is a veteran-owned family distillery, run by Chase and Aaron Lesher, two Marine Corps veterans who also happen to be brothers. 

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Jason Lindstrom Jason Lindstrom

President/CEO

Evergreen Credit Union

Jason Lindstrom has been working in credit unions for over 24 years. He started his career as a part-time teller in college and has worked as a Business Development Manager, Assistant Vice President of Business Development, Chief Political Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. 

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Kristin Llewelyn Kristin Llewelyn

Affinity Partnership Manager

BECU

As Affinity Partnership Manager, Kristin works with key strategic partners such as the University of Washington and Washington State University to create an overall partner strategy that encompasses financial education, marketing, sponsorships, on-site activations, and collaborate on opportunities to align both brands.

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Howard Lowell Howard Lowell

VP, Marketing

Evergreen Credit Union

Portland, Maine

Howard is currently VP, Marketing with Evergreen Credit Union in Portland, Maine.  He has been in that position for 20 years, helping to guide the credit union into one of the largest in the state.

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Michael Mattone Michael Mattone

VP of Community Impact

Mid-Hudson Valley FCU

Michael Mattone is the Vice President of Community Impact at Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, a $1.2 billion Kingston, NY-based institution serving seven counties in New York State. 

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Dave Mevoli Dave Mevoli

Lead National Account Manager

Bell’s Brewery

Dave Mevoli is the lead national account manager for the seventh largest craft brewer in the U.S., Bell’s Brewery. 

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Royce Ngiam Royce Ngiam

The Walt Disney Company

With over 20 years of experience in banking/credit unions and an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing (although a closer look at his transcript would suggest an emphasis in Finance) from the University of California, Riverside in 2001, Royce has a desire to combine his proven business track record along with his passion for learning by working with likeminded credit union professionals.

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Jill Nowacki Jill Nowacki

Founder

Humanidei

Jill Nowacki started with credit unions in 2001. She has taken on leadership roles at credit unions and state and national trade associations, including serving as the President/CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut.

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Hilary Reed Hilary Reed

Founder

EmpowerFi

Hilary A. Reed is an industry thought leader, speaker, and expert in the fields of strategic marketing and data analytics and has been involved in the credit union movement for nearly two decades. 

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Adam Sands Adam Sands

The Walt Disney Company

Adam Sands helps to lead the financial services vertical across Disney’s portfolio of brands including ABC, Disney Channels Worldwide, ESPN, Freeform, FX, National Geographic, Hulu and Disney Digital.

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Randy Schultz Randy Schultz

VP Marketing

Strum

A passion for listening, mentoring, coaching and teaching marketers to differentiate a unique promise of value in others’ lives and the work they are inspired to live out every day. 

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Tansley Stearns Tansley Stearns

Chief People & Strategy Officer

Canvas Credit Union

Tansley is a dynamic force of nature, fiercely crusading on behalf of all credit unions while tirelessly driving forward the brand image and family spirit of Canvas. 

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Opal Tomashevska Opal Tomashevska

Director, Multicultural Center of Expertise

CUNA Mutual Group

Madison, WI

Opal joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2014. She brings more than 18 years of professional experience in training, optimization, organizational development, and business leadership in roles at SITEL, Dean Health, and American Family Insurance. 

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Paula Tompkins Paula Tompkins

CEO

ChannelNet

Paula Tompkins is a strategic visionary with a deep understanding of the application of marketing and sales enabled by technology. 

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Faye Trapini Faye Trapini

The Walt Disney Company

Faye Trapani leads Disney’s Self-Service business with 15+ years’ experience in advertising. She began her career working with brands like Accor Hotels and Tumi in print and TV campaigns. 

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