ABOUT

The AACUC Annual Conference is five (5) days of training, networking and educational opportunities for current and future credit professionals.

 
Below  please find ll of the pricing information for the conference.
AACUC Corporate Partner
$175
AACUC & NLCUP Members
$200
MDI/Small Credit Unions
(under $100 million in assets)
$99
Young Professional
(40 and under)
$99

COST

Below  please find the pricing information for the conference.
AACUC & NLCUP Members
$200
AACUC Corporate Partner
$175
MDI/Small Credit Unions
(under $100 million in assets)
$99
Young Professionals
(40 and under)
$99
Non-Members
$300
 

AGENDA

16th

MONDAY

17th

TUESDAY

18th

WEDNESDAY

19th

THURSDAY

20th

FRIDAY

21st

SATURDAY

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
AACUC After Hours
Hall of Fame Induction

Black Tie Event

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Reality Fair

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Young Professional Summit

  • BSA Certification - 
    Andre Lucas 

    MD|DC Credit Union Association

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Chapters Meeting

  • 15-min all chapters meeting

  • 60-min chapter meeting breakout rooms

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

AACUC Annual Meeting

  • AACUC Board of Directors

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AACUC Mentorship Program Mixer

 

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AACUC After Hours 

  • Late Night with Kevin Martin (SchoolsFirst FCU)
     

  • Late Night with Pablo DeFilippi (Inclusiv)
     

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Opening Session

  • Opening Keynote Speaker Dr.  Adeline Nukuna, From Low to Glow (3:10 – 3:40pm)
     

  • Speaker 2
    Roberto Coronado, Texas Federal Reserve Chairman
    National Economic Update (3:45 -4:40pm)

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Stretch Break

5:00 pm - 6:25 pm

Break Out Sessions

  • Session A
    Power Breakout
    "Speed Dating with Sponsors”
    (5:00pm-5:40pm) 

     

  • Session B, C, D
    (5:45pm-6:25pm) 
    B (AACUC Emma Hayes
        - Your Credit Union
        DEI Journey – How to
        start?)

    C (NLCUP - Breakout              session: Connecting            with the Hispanic 

          Market:    What works? 

          Panelists: Marco

          Dominguez (Financial

          Center), Patricia 

          Mercado (OAS), Marisela

         Zambrano (Illiana

         Financial)
   D (YPS) – Ionnie

       McNeill/Climb - 
       Investing for the
       Colored Majority Kids

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AACUC After Hours

  • Women's Chat

  • Men's Chat

3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
General Session

  • Session 1
    Lionel Sosa & John Andrade –Don’t Miss Out on Your Money
    (3:00 pm – 3:45 pm)

     

  • Session 2
    Panel – AACUC/NLCUP – A Year in Review for the Colored Majority
    (3:50pm – 4:45 pm) 

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Stretch Break

5:00 pm - 6:25 pm

Break Out Sessions

  • Session A
    Michelle Nearon
    Credit Union Board Governance: Preparing for the Unexpected
    (5:00pm-5:40pm) 

  • Session B, C, D
    (5:45pm-6:25pm) 

  B (AACUC) Take Ownership of

      Your Talent Development –

      Panelists:  Russell Evans

      and Jennifer Stangl

      (CUES) 
  C (NLCUP) Building Trust with

      the Hispanic Community:

      ITIN Lending
      Panelists: Vanessa Kuduk;        Mario Vega and Pascual            Garrido
  D (YPS) Hazelmae Overturf -        Cultural Competency

 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AACUC After Hours

  • Women's Chat

  • Men's Chat

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

AACUC After Hours

  • DEI Trailblazers Awards – Black Tie Event
    Moderator AJ Lotharp
    Angela Russell, Pablo DeFilippi, Maurice R. Smith, Inclusiv

3:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Break Out Sessions

  • Session A
    Power Breakout
    Valerie Myers - New Directions in Inclusive Leadership

    (3:00 pm-3:40 pm) 

  • Session B, C, D
    (3:45pm-4:25pm) 
    B
    (AACUC) Wesley Williams 

           -  WT Bring it In 
      C (NLCUP - Breakout   

          session: Latinos, the

          emerging face of the

          credit union movement -

         Panelists: Cynthia Colon

         (GTE Financial); Enrique

         Meza (Mission Federal).

          Damian Alacon (Travis)
      D (YPS - TBA)

 

4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Closing Session

  • Closing Keynote
    Tony Moore
    A Smooth Sea Never Made a Skillful Sailor

10:00 am - 11:00 am
General Session

  • Inspirational Saturday
    Lauren Williams

 

Keynote speakers

 

André Lucas

Director of Compliance

Maryland & DC Credit Union Association

André A. Lucas is the Director of Compliance. Andre’s current responsibilities include an active involvement in consulting with affiliated credit unions on operational issues, policies and procedure development, and federal and state compliance issues. André also provides training in the areas of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Collections and conducts on-site BSA compliance testing for affiliated credit unions. 

Dr. Adeline Nukuna

Author

From Low to Glow:
Shaping the Rhythm of Creation by Self Gift

I'm a public relations and marketing professional with over nine years of public relations industry experience. My passion for communications serves as the foundation for my endeavors. I am a natural-born storyteller who is committed to help push brands to new heights. Being millennial-minded enables me to be ahead of the curve in popular culture trends. As a dedicated professional, I strive to maintain a high level of consistency, dedication and integrity.

John Andrade

 

Lauren Williams

Media Relations Strategy Manager

Credit Union National Association

I'm a public relations and marketing professional with over nine years of public relations industry experience. My passion for communications serves as the foundation for my endeavors. I am a natural-born storyteller who is committed to help push brands to new heights. Being millennial-minded enables me to be ahead of the curve in popular culture trends. As a dedicated professional, I strive to maintain a high level of consistency, dedication and integrity.

Lionel Sosa

Communications, Advertising
and Media Consultant

Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates

Lionel Sosa was named “One of the 25 most influential Hispanics in America” by Time Magazine, has served on the teams of eight Republican presidential campaigns and is a member of the Political Consultants Hall of Fame.
 

Sosa is a nationally known independent marketing and creative consultant and founder of Sosa, Bromley, Aguilar & Associates.

Michelle Nearon

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Student Development and Diversity
Yale University

Dr. Michelle Nearon is Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Student Development and Diversity at Yale University. She provides the strategic vision and leadership to build and maintain an inclusive and supportive campus community where graduate students from diverse backgrounds and experiences are supported in their intellectual and professional development pursuits. In addition to serving as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and the Discrimination and Harassment Response Coordinator, she chairs the Graduate School’s Climate and Inclusion Committee.  

Robert Coronado

SVP in Charge and Senior Economist 
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

El Paso Branch

Roberto Coronado oversees the law enforcement functions and economic education programs across all offices of the Eleventh Federal Reserve District. 

He also has oversight for the El Paso Branch, the Bank’s economic research and outreach functions in West Texas and Southern New Mexico, and recruits Branch board members.  

Tony Moore

Culture Architect, Keynote Speaker, Author

tonymoorespeaks.

Tony Moore is a Culture Architect, International Keynote Speaker, Author, and recovering Human Resource Executive. After 25 years of experience in the C-suite and leading the people-side of multiple mergers and acquisitions, he developed a proven method of building a CULTURE of engagement, ownership and bottom-line performance. Tony has the unique ability to transform abstract concepts into concrete, tangible, actionable steps. His "Four Laws of Culture" are the revolutionary foundation for all his keynotes. Tony entertains audiences with his humor and storytelling, while delivering disruptive ideas designed to produce exceptional outcomes.

Valerie L. Myers, Ph.D.

Organizational Psychologist University of Michigan and Dartmouth College

Dr. Valerie L. Myers is an Organizational Psychologist, scholar, and trusted advisor who helps leaders elevate performance. Her current work focuses on tactics to increase African American representation in the C-Suite. Valerie’s vast expertise in leadership, diversity & inclusion, and employee engagement is derived from 20 years of teaching and research, which is published in scholarly journals. She currently teaches MBA and Executive Education courses in management at the University of Michigan and Dartmouth College. Valerie creatively translates research into practical business solutions for executives across industries. Dr. Myers earned her doctorate in Organizational Psychology and Social Policy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Lauren Williams

Media Relations Strategy Manager at Credit Union National Association

I'm a public relations and marketing professional with over nine years of public relations industry experience. My passion for communications serves as the foundation for my endeavors. I am a natural-born storyteller who is committed to help push brands to new heights. Being millennial-minded enables me to be ahead of the curve in popular culture trends. As a dedicated professional, I strive to maintain a high level of consistency, dedication and integrity.

session speakers

 
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Emma Hayes

Chief Diversity Officer

African-American Credit Union Coalition
(AACUC)

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Ionnie McNeill

Professional Speaker

The Baby Billionaire

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Wesley Williams M.Ed.

Executive Director Of Technology

Roanoke City Public Schools

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AJ Lotharp

Relationship Value Curator 

CUNA Mutual Group

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Hazelmae Overturf

Sr. Manager, Enterprise Learning

BECU