Joe is vice president of BASIC, a company providing employer solutions in the area of HR and benefit administration. Services include payroll, unemployment, COBRA, FLEX, FMLA, group health benefit administration and HR outsource services. In his current role, Joe is responsible for regulatory compliance and is BASIC's resident expert on employment practices and benefits. He provides guidance on HR best practices to BASIC's 9,000 clients nationally. He is a well-known, frequent national speaker at conferences, presenting on employer best practices, health care reform, employee benefits, FMLA and employment related federal regulations. Joe has thirty years of human resource and business management experience.
Darrin is the president and CEO of eVibrant, an organization focused on helping small businesses and private schools across the country with their marketing needs. Darrin has spent a large portion of his career as a cutting-edge leader in online marketing. Prior to founding eVibrant, Darrin served as the vice president of marketing for the social network Affluence.org. While there he learned the social network industry inside and out. Darrin has experience speaking to groups of all sizes and types. His one-day boot camps are very popular and he has the ability to make complex, technical topics fun.
Elizabeth is a senior policy analyst in the Supervisory Policy Branch of the FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C. She serves as the chair of the FFIEC working group that drafted the FFIEC’s social media compliance guidance. Before joining the FDIC, she was a senior associate in the Financial Institutions Group and Privacy Working Group of Hogan Lovells US LLP (formerly Hogan & Hartson). Prior to that, she was a senior attorney at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. She is the co-author and co-editor of the Financial Institutions Answer Book, a treatise on banking regulation published by the Practising Law Institute. She also contributes a crossword puzzle to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s monthly ABI Journal. She is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
Sean is the president of Your Full Potential, LLC and the founder of the Credit Union Business Development Academy. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences for the credit union industry and has also worked with companies in the manufacturing, direct sales and retail industries.
Sean has written extensively on many professional and personal growth topics and his work has been published in a variety of newspapers, trade magazines and industry publications. He has been interviewed and featured in Credit Union Times, Credit Union Journal, CU Insight and others. His first book, Stop Complaining! Start Growing! Lessons on Growing Your Business & Career, focuses on professional and personal growth tactics.
He is a member of the National Speaker's Association and the American Society for Training & Development. He is the Chair of the Credit Union National Association's Marketing & Business Development Council Executive Committee, a member of the National Association of Federal Credit Union's Awards Committee, a member of the Professional Advisory & Government Affairs Committees at the New Jersey Credit Union League and also serves on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Hudson County, Inc.
In March 2008, he was the recipient of the Business Development Professional of the Year award from the Credit Union National Association's Marketing & Business Development Council.
Rick has been a counsel in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Legal Division since 1989. He has been in the Division’s Consumer/Compliance Unit since August, 2003. Among his numerous assignments, Rick has specialized in matters dealing with information security, identity theft, social media, prepaid cards, electronic fund transfers and the Community Reinvestment Act.
Prior to his move to “open bank” work, Rick was in the Receivership Goodwill Section, where he represented the agency in its role as receiver in multi-party litigation in the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before that, he was counsel in the FDIC and RTC Professional Liability Sections. In those Sections, he managed and supervised litigation in United States District Courts throughout the United States and Puerto Rico relating to complex tort actions against bank and thrift insiders, professionals and insurance carriers. Prior to his work for the FDIC, Rick worked in the Regulations and Legislation Section of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, in the Office of Information of Privacy of the United States Department of Justice and for the Benefits Review Board of the United States Department of Labor.
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. She developed all of the compliance training programs used by league staff and served as the liaison to the league's Regulatory Response Committee and Resolutions Committee.
Kristen is a CUNA Certified Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS). She has presented programs for CUNA's national Regulatory Compliance Schools, as well as the Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia Leagues.
Cheryl began her career in compliance at what is now Wells Fargo Bank. She started at Trumark Financial Credit Union in Trevose, PA, about seven years ago as the compliance officer for a $700 million credit union which has now become a $1.5 billion 17 branch credit union.