Michigan Credit Union League

2015 Government Affairs Conference | Agenda

Day One | Tuesday, April 21

Mackinac Room, House Office Building, 5th Floor | 124 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
    David Adams, CEO, MCUL & Affiliates

Join credit union advocates from across the state for these welcoming remarks and to kick-off the conference with a brief overview of the association’s 2015 priorities and initiatives.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Financial Services Forecast
    State Rep. Anthony Forlini, Chairman, House Financial Services Committee

Get an insider's forecast of the financial industry issues that are likely to be discussed and debated in 2015, and hear thoughts on the MCUL’s state legislative priorities.

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
MCUL’s Legislative and Regulatory Issues Update
    Jordan Kingdon, Director of Government Affairs, MCUL & Affiliates
    Sarah Stevenson, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Specialist, MCUL & Affiliates

Be prepared with talking points to have discussions with lawmakers and legislative staff at lunch, during this briefing on the MCUL’s top legislative and regulatory issues.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Legislative Luncheon and Awards
2014 State Lawmaker and Staffer of the Year

Take this valuable time to network with legislators and their staff members during lunch, while using this opportunity to educate them on the MCUL’s top legislative and regulatory priorities. MCUL & Affilates will also present the 2014 State Lawmaker and Staffer of the Year awards.

Event Moves to Radisson Hotel, 2nd Floor

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Political Activism Panel Discussion
    Moderated by Jordan Kingdon, Director of Government Affairs, MCUL & Affiliates
    Panelists to be Announced

Hear from a panel of credit union leaders discussing best practices to increase grassroots involvement within credit unions, as well as how to reach annual fundraising goals.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Regulator Roundtable
    John Kolhoff, Director of the Office of Credit Unions, DIFS
    Jason Schultz, Supervisory Examiner, NCUA
    Larry Schoeberl, Supervisory Examiner, NCUA

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.

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Modernization of the Michigan Credit Union Act
    Moderated by Ken Ross, EVP/COO, MCUL & Affiliates

Learn about the league’s efforts to modernize the Michigan Credit Union Act during this discussion that will highlight reforms that could provide regulatory relief, additional powers and increased flexibility for Michigan credit unions.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Inside Track for 2015 and Beyond
    Bill Wortz, Lobbyist, Public Affairs Associates

Delve into the state legislature’s current priorities with this insider’s view to the upcoming legislative agenda and how these issues could impact Michigan businesses and consumers.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception with House and Senate Financial Services Committee Members
Enjoy a strolling reception and time to network with members of Michigan’s House and Senate Financial Services Committees.

(Dinner on Your Own) 

7:05 p.m.
Lansing Lugnuts vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps
    Cooley Law School Stadium
Clubhouse Seating on the Suite Level

Head over to the ball park just a short walk away for a fun and relaxing evening enjoying America's greatest past time. It is a perfect setting for networking with peers and recapping the day's highlights.

Day Two | Wednesday, April 22

Radisson Hotel, 2nd Floor

8:30 a.m. – Noon

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
PAC Fundraising Awards and Breakfast
    Jordan Kingdon, Director of Government Affairs, MCUL & Affiliates

Kick-off the day right by joining colleagues for breakfast and a presentation on the MCUL’s 2014 State and Federal PAC Fundraising Awards.
Sponsored by Holzman Corkery

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Break and Hotel Check Out

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Federal Advocacy Priorities: Credit Unions on Capitol Hill
    Ryan Donovan, Chief Advocacy Officer, Credit Union National Association
With responsibility for the development and implementation of CUNA's legislative, regulatory and state government advocacy efforts, Ryan returns fresh from Capitol Hill to share an insider's perspective on credit union federal regulatory and legislative priorities in Washington, D.C.
11:15 a.m. – Noon
House Legislative Leadership Panel
    Moderatated by Tim Skubick, Sr. Capitol Correspondent, Off the Record
    Panelist: House of Representatives Leadership Members

See how leaders of the House of Representatives dodge tough questions and hear them share insights into current issues during this high-spirited discussion moderated by Michigan’s favorite capitol correspondent.


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