Ken brings 37 years of financial institution management and professional consulting experience to Abound Resources, where he heads up the risk management practice. Ken has managed the risk management practice areas for two national consulting firms serving the credit union and community banking industries. He also served as a senior consultant with two international risk management consulting firms and held responsible management positions in the internal consulting and auditing departments of two regional financial institutions.
Ken's broad experience includes completing risk assessments at over 500 credit unions and banks in the U.S., Latin America and Southeast Asia. Additionally, he has helped over 30 financial institutions manage compliance with regulatory enforcement actions, including consent agreements and written agreements, completed BSA/Anti-Money Laundering risk and compliance assessments, GLBA 501b information security reviews, Sarbanes-Oxley and FDICIA risk assessments and IT audits.
Ken is a certified public accountant and a certified bank auditor. He is a frequent speaker for financial institution industry conferences and seminars. He has managed workshops and delivered presentations to credit unions, banks and thrifts for regulatory authorities. For 10 years, Ken served on the faculty of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking program, instructing in risk management. He has also authored numerous articles on risk management for various industry publications.
Bill is director, Regulatory Compliance in the Lending Solutions area of the CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin. In that role, he is responsible for consumer regulatory compliance for LOANLINER, loanliner.com, and other products.
Bill is nationally known for his expertise in consumer lending and operations. He is recognized as the nation's expert on open-end multi-featured lending. He has spoken at numerous conferences focusing on credit union and financial institution issues, was a main teacher in a team chosen by the NCUA to train state and federal examiners in consumer lending, and is a regular contributor and columnist in various publications on lending related issues.
Bill joined CUNA Mutual in 1986 as assistant counsel and has held various positions in CUNA Mutual's Legal Department and business areas. Before joining CUNA Mutual, Bill maintained a private practice, concentrating on commercial and business law. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin in 1978 with a BA in History and received his Juris Doctor in 1981. He is a member of both the Wisconsin and American Bar Associations. Bill served for 11 years on the board of directors of a Madison based credit union, including two years as chair of the board. The CUNA Mutual Group is headquartered at the Credit Union Center in Madison, Wisconsin, and provides insurance and financial services to credit unions and their members throughout the world.
Attorney, author, consultant and nationally recognized speaker, David is a partner in the law firm of Reed and Jolly, PLLC and founder of CU Doctor, a full service credit union consulting practice. Through Reed and Jolly, David provides guidance to credit unions concerning a variety of matters including the establishment and revision of credit union policies and procedures, organizational compliance, collections, security, contractual agreements, regulatory matters and corporate governance.
David is particularly noted as an expert in the areas of credit union operations, bankruptcy and collections. He has been selected to train NCUA Field Examination and Audit Staff on numerous issues including ID Theft Red Flags, S.A.F.E Act, Third Party Contract Management and Bankruptcy matters.
Attorney, blogger, podcast producer and nationally-recognized speaker, Rob is managing partner of the Credit Union and Corporate & Financial Services Groups of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. Through his work at WWR, Rob advises credit unions on compliance, contract negotiation and employment law as well as a vast array of collection and legal issues, and is a well-known lecturer nationwide on topics such as marketing and lending compliance, director and officer liability, disaster recovery, identity theft, credit union accounts and a variety of laws impacting credit unions.