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CUNA Supervisory Committee & Internal Audit Conference

December 5-7, 2022 // Las Vegas

Venue: The Mirage

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Brad Atkin Brad Atkin

Shareholder

Doeren Mayhew

Brad Atkin is a Shareholder at Doeren Mayhew, where he is the Practice Leader of the firm’s IT Advisory and Security Group. With nearly 15 years of experience, Brad works closely with a diverse sector of clients to ensure compliance, identify threats, and protect critical data. Through the firm’s tiered cybersecurity solution CYBERCLAW™, he performs risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, policy and procedure reviews, phishing exercises and much more to provide a holistic view of clients’ 
cyber environments. Brad’s background also includes IT audits, IT strategy development, IT compliance assessments, and System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting. Broadening Brad’s experience and perspective, is his many years spent providing clients with financial audit services, including ensuring effective use of accounting and auditing practices, internal controls, and system management processes.

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Michael Cannes Michael Cannes

Senior Risk & Assurance Manager

Rochdale

Michael partners with credit unions to help them implement and mature their enterprise risk management (ERM) programs and processes. He helps his clients align their risk appetite with their strategy so that they can realize their goals and objectives while successfully managing risks.

Michael has worked in and with financial institutions for over 12 years. He has held positions with a small boutique consulting and audit firm as well as positions at BKD, focused specifically on community banks and credit unions. Directly before joining Rochdale, Michael worked at a $2 Billion credit union where he was the Vice President of Risk Management - a function that he created and implemented at the credit union. This included the creation and implementation of ERM, Compliance Management, Fraud Management, and Business Continuity Management.

Michael holds an MBA in Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, a master’s degree in Counseling from Lindenwood University, a BA in general studies from Lincoln Christian University, and is a Certified Financial Services Auditor. 

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Ancin Cooley Ancin Cooley

Founder and Principal

Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc.

Ancin Cooley, CIA CISA, is the Founder and Principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc. (syncuc.com) Synergy helps credit unions grow and thrive by helping them manage risk, increase profits, and help members.  Synergy accomplishes this thru a suite of services that includes: Director training, strategic planning, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audits, and Member Business Lending Audits . As principal, Ancin manages a growing portfolio of clients throughout the United States and Caribbean. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the financial services industry. Ancin honed his skills while working as an with US Treasury Dept. At the Treasury, he performed examinations for financial institutions ranging from $1 million to $11 billion in total assets. After leaving the Treasury Dept. Ancin worked for a regional accounting firm where he led internal audits, as well as loan and pre-regulatory examination reviews. When not advising clients, training for triathlons, or spending time with his family, Ancin designs and conducts trainings for the Credit union industry. In addition, he is a well sought-after expert contributor to a host of financial publications.  Ancin is originally from New Orleans, LA. but, currently lives in Chicago.

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Michael Daigneault Michael Daigneault

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Quantum Governance, L3C

Michael brings more than 35 years of governance, strategy and ethics expertise to every keynote speaking engagement, meeting facilitation and workshop. With his colleagues and staff, Michael regularly works with the Boards and C-suite executive leadership of credit unions, nonprofits and  organizations of all shapes and sizes to improve the effectiveness of their governance, strategy and leadership. Michael and his colleagues at Quantum Governance have worked closely with more than a third of the credit unions in the U.S. with assets of $1 billion or greater and more than 75 percent of his clients are credit unions. Michael has spent the last decade developing a battle-tested methodology for assessing governance and strategy which includes a proprietary survey tool that informs the biennial research study The State of Credit Union Governance.

Michael has also worked closely with a number of corporate clients to develop cutting-edge community involvement, philanthropic and leadership development programs centered on the training of executives and employees to more effectively execute their roles as members of nonprofit boards.  His workshops and seminars for corporate executives have been extremely well-received.

Michael is a nationally-recognized speaker, having presented at conferences including:  The Credit Union Executives Society, Board Source, The Conference Board, The Ethics Officers Association and Independent Sector, among others.  He is an expert on topics such as governance, ethics and strategic planning for credit unions, businesses, nonprofits, associations and governmental entities. He has published articles on these topics for a wide variety of trade journals and magazines, including:  CU Magazine, CU Update, Association Management, The Audit Report, BoardMember Magazine, Catalyst and Executive Update, to name a few.

Previously, he served as President of the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) – the nation’s oldest, independent ethics center. During his tenure, the organization launched the ERC Fellows Program; developed ethics centers in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Colombia; and spearheaded the rebirth of the National Business Ethics Survey.  Additionally, the organization worked with leading institutions including Lockheed Martin Corporation, the Society for Human Resource Management and the World Bank Group.

Prior to becoming the President of the ERC, Michael was the Founder and President of Ethics, Inc.– a private consulting and training firm specializing in business ethics for the private, nonprofit and public sectors. Previously, Michael lead the American Inns of Court Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the skills, ethics, civility and professionalism of judges and lawyers. 

Michael is a three-time graduate of Georgetown University, holding a B.A. from the College in Philosophy where he was the top graduate in Philosophy; a J.D. from the Law Center; and a Master’s Degree in Law from the Law Center. He was the first person to graduate from the Law Center with a Masters in Law and a concentration in Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Michael is always working to expand his own learning of contemporary governance, strategy and ethics issues, and recently completed Columbia Business School’s Corporate Governance Training program.

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Tim Harrington Tim Harrington

President

TEAM Resources

Tim is president of TEAM Resources, a firm that provides consulting, strategic planning and training to credit unions. From 2001 to 2006, he was the chairman of the board of a $150 million credit union in Tucson, Arizona. During this time, the credit union evolved from losing over $2,000,000 per year to earning a profit of nearly $2,000,000. Tim was also formerly a partner with the nation's third largest auditor of credit unions, known today as CliftonLarsonAllen. During his years as an internal auditor, he gained a deep understanding of credit unions along with their problems and successes. Tim is a dynamic speaker with a knack for making complex subjects very simple.

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John Hock John Hock

Information Technology (IT) Senior Manager

Doeren Mayhew

John Hock is an Information Technology (IT) Senior Manager at Doeren Mayhew providing clients with solutions to their IT concerns. Working closely with financial institutions and privately held companies, he assesses application and general controls, as well as regulatory compliance as it relates to information systems. John’s familiarity with a range of operating platforms, accounting systems and financial applications enable him to perform proficient audits and develop recommendations for improvements. Drawing on his experience completing engagements guided by FFIEC, NIST, CIS, COBIT and COSO frameworks, John delivers all-encompassing IT audit services ranging from the development of security policies to completing System and Organizational Controls (SOC) reporting. 
 
Prior to joining the Doeren Mayhew, John gained industry knowledge and experience working at a large financial institution performing a variety of accounting functions and assisting customers with their financial needs.

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Jared Ihrig Jared Ihrig

Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel

Credit Union National Association

Madison, WI

Jonathan (Jared) Ihrig is Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel for the Credit Union National Association, managing a staff of thirteen compliance attorneys, paralegals and staff who focus on providing compliance information to leagues and credit unions. He also provides assistance to CUNA’s lobbyists and Advocacy team members in assessing the impact of federal legislation and regulation on credit union operations.  Jared previously served CUNA as Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel, Associate General Counsel, as well as Senior Assistant General Counsel, and has been with CUNA since 2011.

Jared has worked within the credit union compliance, advocacy and legal system for over 25 years.  Prior to joining CUNA, he served as regulatory & compliance counsel for Blalack & Williams, P.C., a law firm representing credit unions across the state of Texas, as Senior Compliance Officer for Security Service Federal Credit Union in Texas and as partner at a regional law firm in Dallas, focused on the mortgage banking industry.  Ihrig, also a Certified Public Accountant, began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP, and subsequently served as Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel for American Airlines Federal Credit Union in Texas. 

Ihrig earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University and his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University, and is admitted to practice law before the Federal District Court, Northern District of Texas, the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Ihrig is based in CUNA’s Washington, D.C. office, and lives in Leesburg, VA with his wife Brenda, and two children, Megan and Alex. 

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Eileen Iles, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CFSA, CCSA, CRMA, MsAcc Eileen Iles, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CFSA, CCSA, CRMA, MsAcc

Shareholder

Doeren Mayhew

Eileen Iles is a Shareholder at Doeren Mayhew with 30 years’ experience serving the financial institutions industry. She works with our clients to develop risk advisory outsourcing and co-sourcing relationships to meet their objectives and goals.

Throughout her career, she has focused her efforts on delivering integrated risk management advisory services to small to multi-billion dollar natural person and corporate credit unions, banks, banker banks, trust companies, mortgage companies and insurance agencies across the nation. Her technical expertise includes governance, enterprise risk management, internal audit, regulatory compliance, information technology, FDICIA and SOX compliance, and credit-risk consulting.

As a well-known technical expert in the industry, Eileen is often called upon to develop and present educational training on a variety of risk topics for associations across the nation.

Prior to joining Doeren Mayhew, Eileen served as a partner assisting financial service entities for a large international CPA firm. Gaining early-career experience serving as an officer and controller in a community bank allows her to bring a unique perspective to her engagements.

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Sue Landauer, CPA Sue Landauer, CPA

Partner

Forensic Accounting Services Group, LLC

Susan is a partner in the Forensic Accounting Services Group, LLC which specializes in fraud investigations, prevention and training. She is a CPA with more than 25 years of experience in the accounting and the financial services industry. Susan has conducted numerous fraud investigations for clients in various industries, including banking, manufacturing, construction and others. She has also testified as an expert witness in federal and local courts and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Capital District chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Tanya Medgaarden, CPA Tanya Medgaarden, CPA

Principal, Assurance

CLA

Austin, MN

Tanya is a principal in the financial institutions group of CLA, specializing in credit unions. Her experience includes audit and supervisory/audit committee agreed-upon procedures engagements, GAAP and GAAS issues related to credit unions, supervisory/audit committee issues, ACH audits, review and evaluation of internal audit functions and tax returns and issues for credit unions. Tanya also coordinates ongoing technical updates to our audit binder and financial statement templates. She has made numerous presentations to credit union boards, supervisory/audit committees, and management on a variety of accounting and credit union issues.

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Amanda Parkhill Amanda Parkhill

Deputy Director

NCUA

Amanda Parkhill currently serves as the Deputy Director in NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance. Amanda started her career with NCUA in 2005 serving as a field examiner in Georgia and then a Problem Case Officer in California.  Since 2011, Amanda has held various roles in the Office of Examination and Insurance including as Director for the Policy Division, where she oversaw the development and publication of internal and external policy and guidance.  Prior to her selection as the Deputy Director, Amanda worked in the NCUA’s Office of the Executive Director, providing support to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director. Amanda received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Eastern Michigan University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida.  

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Kristen Prather Kristen Prather

State Director of Grassroots Programs

Credit Union National Association

Madison, WI

Kristen Prather is the State Director of Grassroots Programs at CUNA. In this role she leads our digital grassroots efforts on Project Zip Code, the grassroots action center, and Credit Unions Vote. In 2020 she was recognized as being one of the Top 20 Advocacy Professionals by the Advocacy Association. She has been at CUNA since 2008 and has been an integral part of several successful advocacy campaigns including Don’t Tax My Credit Union and 100 Million Memberships in addition to the current Protect My Card and Advancing Communities campaigns. Prior to joining CUNA she was a political fundraiser for the Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Other previous work experiences include working at a boutique lobbying firm, Capitol Hill, and several political campaigns. She is originally from northeast Ohio and a proud Ohio sports fan. 

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David Reed David Reed

Partner

Reed & Jolly, PLLC Law Firm

Attorney, author, consultant and nationally recognized trainer, David A. Reed is a partner in the law firm of Reed and Jolly, PLLC. Through Reed and Jolly, Mr. Reed provides guidance to credit unions concerning a variety of matters including the establishment and revision of policies and procedures, organizational compliance, collections, security, contractual agreements, regulatory matters and corporate governance. In addition to his legal expertise, Mr. Reed is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Chairman of a Supervisory Committee. His engaging speaking style has garnered him status as a regular lecturer nationwide on topics such as regulatory compliance, governance, examination planning, consumer lending, bankruptcy and collections. He offers facilitation services and a full range of on-site training programs that can be delivered to the Board, executive team, managers or frontline staff.

A former trial attorney and Vice President and General Counsel of Apple Federal Credit Union, Mr. Reed is particularly noted as an expert in the areas of credit union operations, governance, security, bankruptcy and collections. He has been selected to train federal and state field examination staff on numerous issues including BSA, ID Theft Red Flags, S.A.F.E Act, Third Party Contract Management, Cybersecurity and Bankruptcy. He also serves as a frequent contributor to numerous industry publications.

Mr. Reed received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate from George Mason University School of Law in 1989. He resides in Fairfax, Virginia with his wife Diane and an odd assortment of cats.

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Dean Rohne CPA, CIA Dean Rohne CPA, CIA

Principal

CLA

Austin, TX

Dean has more than 25 years of experience providing audit, internal audit, and consulting services to credit union and credit union related organizations. He has provided consulting services in the areas of business lending, bond claim preparation, product costing and profitability, and asset/liability management. He also has experience related to credit union 990 tax issues as well as unrelated business income tax issues. Dean has also worked as an internal auditor at IBM Mid America Employees Federal Credit Union.

Dean has worked with a number of large credit unions on strategic issues such as board governance and enterprise risk management, as well as the role of internal audit and risk management, regulatory issues, and many accounting related topics.

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Phone: 512‐276‐6048

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Randy Romes Randy Romes

Principal

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)

Randy is a Principal in the Cybersecurity Consulting team at CliftonLarsonAllen. Randy leads a team of technology and industry specialists providing IT audits and security assessments for clients in a wide range of industries and diverse operating environments and has provided independent security assessments and IT audits for financial institution clients for over 23 years. He is responsible for the continuing development of the open-source, Unix, and Windows applications used in all of the security audits, and he leads the firms PCI-QSA audit practice. Randy has been an instructor of IT and Cybersecurity Risk Management at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in Boulder and the CUNA Management School at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  Randy is a frequent featured speaker at national conferences and training sessions related to information and security management topics.

Randy has been a consultant at CliftonLarsonAllen for twenty-three years and brings a strong background in computer technology, physics and education. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) professional, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a PCI-Qualified Security Assessor (inactive) (PCI-QSA), and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).  He has a master’s degree in educational technology from the University of Saint Thomas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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Samira Salem Samira Salem

Vice President Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, PhD

Credit Union National Association

Madison, WI

Samira has nearly 20 years of experience in international economic development, community development, policy research, and social finance.  She joined the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in 2018 as a Senior Policy Analyst in the Research and Policy Analysis division.  Prior to joining CUNA, she worked for Forward Community Investments (FCI), a Madison-based community development financial institution (CDFI) that serves communities throughout Wisconsin.

Earlier, Samira worked at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington D.C. where she was a Senior Trade Analyst for Labor and studied the impact of globalization on U.S. labor market outcomes. Prior to that, she had an eight-year tenure at Washington-based DAI where she was an international economic development specialist.  Samira earned her Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy and her M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California.

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Mike Schenk Mike Schenk

Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis and Chief Economist

CUNA

Madison, WI

Mike Schenk has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry. In 1992 he joined the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) – the largest and most influential national trade association advocating for America's credit unions. There are over 5,000 credit unions nationwide, with a total of more than 130 million memberships and over $2 trillion in assets.

Mike is Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis and Chief Economist for CUNA and conducts economic research and supports CUNA’s public relations and advocacy efforts.  His analyses regularly appear in trade publications such as Credit Union Magazine.  He also is a frequent contributor to the financial media.

Schenk serves on the board of the Filene Research Institute, an independent, non-profit consumer and cooperative finance think tank.

He also serves on the board of Summit Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin – a $5 billion financial cooperative with over 220,000 members.  In his nearly 20 years on the Summit board Mike has served as Board Chair and has Chaired the credit union’s Asset-Liability Management and Risk Management/Internal Audit Committees.  

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Cy Sturdivant Cy Sturdivant

Director of Transaction Services

FORVIS

Nashville, TN

Cy is a member of the cyber team and has more than 16 years of experience working with and serving clients. He primarily focuses on performing IT general control engagements and managing various other cybersecurity-related services.

Before joining FORVIS, he worked for a community bank in their risk management division and in public accounting specializing in IT-related internal audits and control assessments.

Cy has been a practicing Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®) since 2009. His professional memberships include ISACA®, Tennessee Bankers Association Strategic Technology Steering Committee, and InfraGard Middle Tennessee Members Alliance.

He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin, with a B.S. degree in business administration with accounting and finance emphases, and a graduate of The University of Memphis, Tennessee, with an M.B.A. degree.

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