About Our Presenters
Dave is the president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Credit Union League, CUcorp and CU Village.com. He also provides management services for two other companies: HR Value Group, a human resources consulting and recruiting company, and League InfoSight, a consortium of state credit union associations providing regulatory compliance technology and content to credit unions nationwide. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Utah and a master's in business administration from Utah State University.
Patrick founded Anderson Economic Group in 1996, and serves as a principal and CEO in the company. He has taken a leading role in several major public policy initiatives in his home state; he was the author of the 1992 Term Limit Amendment to the Michigan Constitution, and also the author of the 2006 initiated law that repealed the state's 4-decade-old Single Business Tax. Before founding Anderson Economic Group, Patrick was the deputy budget director for the State of Michigan under Governor John Engler, and chief of staff for the Michigan Department of State.
Bill is the editor/publisher of Inside Michigan Politics. He is a former state representative and state senator, an ex-state racing commissioner and director of the Michigan Department of Licensing & Regulation. Mr. Ballenger also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare in the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. He holds a bachelor's of arts from Princeton University and a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Lt. Governor Brian Calley
As America’s youngest Lieutenant Governor, Brian Calley is transforming Michigan’s second highest office to get real results for real people. He has lived in the Great Lakes State his entire life, with the exception of two years when his father was stationed in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas. Brian’s public and private career is built around helping small businesses find success. He served as a community banker for over a decade. Brian holds a bachelor of business administration from Michigan State University, a master's of business administration from Grand Valley State University and was recently named “Young Michigander of the Year” by the Michigan Jaycees.
Jordan is the MCUL director of government affairs. He graduated with a bachelor's of science from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. Prior to joining the MCUL in September of 2009, Jordan spent five years as a lobbyist for Michigan’s banking industry, managing their grassroots and PAC fundraising programs.
John has worked for the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation since 1994 and is the deputy commissioner of the credit union division, responsible for supervising the credit union safety and soundness examinations and information technology examinations for state-chartered credit unions. He holds a bachelor’s of science in business administration from Central Michigan University.
Veronica serves as the MCUL director of regulatory affairs. She graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's of science in english and communications and from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law with a juris doctorate. Veronica has been with the League since July 2005, and was previously a regulatory specialist and consultant from May 2000 to May 2004.