RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (1/15/09)--The campaign manager for President-elect Barack Obama and the founder of Travelocity.com are slated to speak at CO-OP Financial Services’ “THINK: Change Your Mind” event April 5-8 in Austin, Texas. Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe, will present “Adapting in a Changing World: Building a Grassroots Movement in the 21st Century.” Travelocity founder, Terry Jones, will present “The Business of Innovation.” Other speakers include:
* Scott Bedbury, former Nike worldwide advertising director, speaking about “Differentiation and Branding”; * Michael Bergdahl, former director of “people” at Wal-Mart, “Own Your Category--Change/Challenge/Choice”; * Doug Lipp, former head of training, Walt Disney University, “The Magic of Exceptional Customer Service”; * Peter Schutz, retired CEO at Porsche AG Worldwide, “Getting Beyond a Commodity Business”; and * Robyn Waters, former vice president, trend/design/product development at Target, “Reinvention: Trend/Countertrend.”
CO-OP also will host a question-and-answer blog and podcast this month with some of the speakers. A 25% discount will be offered to credit unions that register by Jan. 30. CO-OP Financial Services, a credit union service organization, offers 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs to credit union members nationwide.