2016 Government Affairs Conference | Agenda
Day One | Wednesday, April 20
Radisson Hotel, 2nd Floor
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
David Adams, CEO, MCUL & Affiliates
Be here for the kick-off of this two-day program highlighting recent league initiatives and discussing the importance of this year’s GAC.
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
MCUL’s Legislative Issues Update
Jordan Kingdon, Director of Government Affairs, MCUL & Affiliates
Receive an in-depth review of this year’s state legislative priorities. Participants will learn key messages and talking points that can be shared with lawmakers during the legislative luncheon.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
House Financial Services Committee Forecast
State Rep. Anthony Forlini, Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
Join this discussion of current issues in the House Financial Services Committee and learn about what topics could be considered in the second half of 2016.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Legislator and Staffer of the Year Awards
The MCUL & Affiliates will present its 2015 State Lawmaker and Staffer of the Year Awards.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PAC Fundraising Awards and Lunch
Ken Ross, EVP/COO, MCUL & Affiliates
Sponsored by Holzman, Corkery PLLC
Join in for breakfast as the MCUL & Affiliates recognizes several credit unions and chapters for their outstanding PAC fundraising efforts in 2015.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Sarah Stevenson, MCUL Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Specialist
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Inside Track for 2016 and Beyond
Bill Wortz, Public Affairs Associates
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Political Advocacy Panel
John Ruppert, Sara Cottle and Lisa Gray
Learn about grassroots and political action “best practices” from three of Michigan’s strongest advocacy stars. Panelists will discuss easy ways to increase CU and chapter involvement in the political process.
3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
2016 State and Federal Election Forecast
Bernie Porn, Epic MRA
One of Michigan’s best political minds will share his Insights into the upcoming fall Election, and what Michigan residents can likely expect in both the State and Federal elections.
4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Senate Banking Committee Forecast
Sen. Darwin Booher, Senate Banking Chair
Discover what the Senate Banking Committee is interested in discussing in 2016, along with what issues may be on the horizon for the financial services industry.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Legislative Reception with Senate Members
Attendees will enjoy a reception with several of Michigan’s State Senators. Lawmakers from throughout Michigan will participate to learn more.
(Dinner on Your Own)
Day Two | Thursday, April 21
Mackinac Room, House Office Building, 5th Floor | 124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Legislative Breakfast with House Members
Join chapter peers in a breakfast with state legislators from regions across Michigan. Lawmakers will attend breakfast to meet attendees and learn about what issues are most important to credit unions.
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Federal Advocacy Priorities: Credit Unions on Capitol Hill
Ryan Donovan, Chief Advocacy Officer, Credit Union National Association
Straight from Washington, D.C. – hear about the latest federal legislative and regulatory intitiaves from the Credit Union National Association in 2016. Data breach? Regulatory relief? Field of Membership expansion? What issues are positioned for consideration before the quickly approaching election.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Break and Hotel Check Out
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.
DIFS and NCUA Representatives
Moderated by Ken Ross, EVP/COO, MCUL & Affiliates
Find the latest insights from state and federal regulatory leaders and examiners as they share hot topics and current areas of regulatory focus. It is a great opportunity to ask questions about current and future issues important to the agencies.