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Outstanding Speakers

Bridget C. Balesky
Bridget is a vice president of Brick & Associates, an asset-liability management consulting firm, and Brick Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm for credit unions. She received her bachelor's of arts degree in financial administration from Michigan State University and has been with Brick & Associates since 1989. She has conducted numerous ALM-related educational sessions.
Drew Egan
Drew is EVP/COO of CU Solutions Group. He joined MCUL & Affiliates in 1998. Drew holds a master's of business administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor's of arts in Finance from the University of Utah. Prior to coming to Michigan he served as executive vice president\COO of the Utah League of Credit Unions where he had operational responsibility for the League and Service Corporation serving.
  Jonathan Fuhrman
Jonathan has a strong background in developing and executing marketing solutions that deliver measurable results. As a marketing consultant with CU Solutions Group, he guides efforts to deliver cutting edge social media strategies to credit unions and is leading the 2012 CU Difference social media efforts. Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s degree in integrated marketing communications.
  Tim Harrington
Tim is a certified public accountant and a dynamic speaker with the ability to make complex subjects very simple. As an expert in the field of credit unions, he has consulted with and provided training for hundreds of credit unions and tens of thousands of credit union volunteers and employees throughout the United States. Since 1996, Tim has been president of T.E.A.M. Resources, a firm serving credit unions from coast-to-coast.
  Chuck Holzman
Chuck is the managing member and founder of Holzman Corkery, PLLC.  Chuck has been representing credit unions since 1983 and acts as outside legal counsel to the Michigan Credit Union League and its affiliates along with over 200 credit unions, both state and federal charters. He possesses a bachelor's of arts from Oakland University and received his juris doctorate from the Michigan State University School of Law.
Glory LeDu
Glory LeDu is the director of compliance for CASE Credit Union headquartered in Lansing, MI. She has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry including credit union compliance, broker dealer compliance and investment banking compliance. Glory received her bachelor's of science from Northern Michigan University and a master's of science in counseling from Pace University.
  Michael Poulos
Michael is president/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union, having begun his career in accounting and worked at Syracuse Postal Federal Credit Union beginning in 1988. Since then, he has been the president/CEO of three other credit unions, having managed Michigan First since 2000. Michael possesses a master's of business administration from Russell Sage College and a bachelor's degree in accounting from LeMoyne College.
  Dana Tell
Dana vice president of marketing at Team One, a credit union based in Saginaw. He joined Team One in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience in the credit union industry. During his time at Team One Credit Union, his department has won numerous national & state awards for marketing & community service initiatives. Dana holds a bachelor's of business degree in marketing from Northwood University.
  Vicki Schmitzer
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H. Vance Vargo
Vance has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been the president and CEO of Family First Credit Union since March 2005. He was previously employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking as a financial institutions examiner supervisor.  He possesses a bachelor’s of art in management and a master’s of business administration.

  Brenda VanderMeulen, MM, SPHR
Brenda is principal of River Hills Consulting where she connects employees and customers through strategy and structure. Brenda has more than 30 years of professional experience as a consultant, trainer, and manager and has been consulting with corporate clients since 1996. Brenda possesses a bachelor's of arts in mathematics and psychology from Hope College and a master's in management from Aquinas College.
  Shawn Wolbert
Shawn is a legislative and regulatory affairs specialists for the MCUL & Affiliates provides regulatory issue advocacy, regulator relations, compliance information dissemination, compliance education planning, as well as operational and regulatory implementation assistance. Shawn is a certified internal auditor and NAFCU certified compliance officer with over ten year experience in the financial industry.
  Robin Wybenga
Robin is an MCUL and Affiliates league representative and works with more than 50 credit unions throughout the state. She has held many positions during her 25 years within the credit union industry from being a teller to a CEO. Robin possesses a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University.




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