Michael is a compliance attorney for PolicyWorks, where he assists credit unions across the country with ensuring their compliance programs conform to federal rules. Additionally, he helps credit unions strategically plan for upcoming compliance changes, provides counsel relative to current laws and regulations, and offers training and education services to credit union professionals. Michael brings more than 17 years of experience in the financial services has also earned CUNA's Credit Union Compliance Expert Designation (CUCE).
Frank is a partner at the Raleigh-based firm of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers LLP where he concentrates his law practice in the areas of creditors' rights, creditors' bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Combining 30 years of practical legal experience with a robust, energetic communication style, Frank lectures from his sizeable repertoire of topics, typically of interest to those in the financial industry. Whether leading a basic training on bankruptcy or teaching a seminar on hot compliance issues, Frank has a flair for presenting technical material, sending his audience away with useful tips and practical resources.
Colleen is the senior federal compliance counsel in CUNA's compliance department. She analyzes regulations to determine their impact on the operations of credit unions and provides compliance information and guidance to credit unions through CUNA's online Compliance Community, CompBlog, NewsNow, eGuide to Federal Laws and Regulations, cucomply, Credit Union Magazine, and other resources. She works closely with CUNA's professional development staff to provide educational products and programs to support credit unions' compliance efforts, and provides support to CUNA's lobbyists on consumer legislation. Colleen has worked at CUNA for over 20 years, not only in compliance but in legislative and regulatory advocacy as well.
Valerie is senior director of compliance analysis for CUNA regulatory affairs in the Washington, DC office. She works closely with CUNA’s publications and web services departments to deliver useful and accurate compliance information in a user-friendly format to CUNA’s members. She is responsible for writing articles on various compliance issues of interest to credit unions, maintaining CUNA’s e-Guide to Federal Laws and Regulations and responding to credit unions’ compliance inquiries. Valerie writes for and edits the compliance section of Credit Union Magazine and contributes to CUNA’s daily compliance blog CompBlog and monthly e-newsletter the Monthly Compliance Wrap-Up. She also assists CUNA’s political affairs department and the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) in complying with Federal Election Commission regulations.
Susan is president of Susan Orr Consulting, Ltd., an IT regulatory compliance consulting and IT audit firm for the financial services industry. Susan is a former FDIC bank examiner, with over 18 years of examination, auditing and risk management experience. In addition to her bank examiner credentials, Susan is a certified information systems auditor, certified information security manager, certified in risk and information systems control, and a certified risk professional. Susan is also a frequent speaker at financial institution conferences and has presented hundreds of seminars and webinars besides performing IT audit and data security reviews across the U.S.
Andrew is the senior director of advocacy & counsel at CUNA where he focuses on regulatory matters, particularly those dealing with the NCUA and CFPB. Prior to joining CUNA, he was general counsel at First Commerce Credit Union where he served as the compliance officer, fraud officer, BSA officer and liaison to the Audit Committee. He has extensive advocacy experience having served as general counsel/lobbyist for the Florida Credit Union League and as the government and cabinet affairs director for the State of Florida, Office of Financial Regulation. He also served as a cabinet aide to Comptroller General Milligan where he was instrumental in drafting and passing several major pieces of legislation including a rewrite of Florida’s credit union code, the deferred presentment act (payday loans) and the bill establishing and organizing Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation and Office of Insurance Regulation following a Cabinet reorganization.
David is an 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.
Theresa is an assistant regulatory compliance manager with CUNA Mutual Group. In this role, she is responsible for providing mortgage lending regulatory compliance expertise and operational support to credit unions and credit union partners, as well as CUNA Mutual Group staff. Theresa joined CUNA Mutual Group in 1988 and has held a number of roles in compliance, training, lending systems, customer support, product management and implementation. Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, she spent 10 years in the financial services industry as a mortgage lender and trainer for mortgage lending software.
Kristen is vice president of COMPASS 4 CUs, LLC, a credit union service organization owned by Belvoir FCU, where Kristen serves as senior compliance officer. COMPASS specializes in providing compliance and regulatory assistance to credit unions of all sizes. Kristen began her career with COMPASS in February 2011. Prior to joining the COMPASS team, she was the compliance and regulatory affairs director for the Virginia Credit Union League for more than 20 years. Kristen was responsible for providing compliance assistance to credit unions through publications, training and direct contacts.