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Annual Convention & Expo

Gatlinburg Convention Center

April 16 – 18, 2024


2024 Highlights

Check out some of the exciting offerings at this year’s event!

golf Tournament April 16

Exhibit Hall April 16-17

Awards April 16

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs 
  • C-Suites
  • Board Chairs 
  • Board Volunteers 
  • Supervisory Committee Members 
  • Compliance & Audit Professionals 
  • Finance & Accounting Professionals 
  • HR & Talent Development Professionals 
  • Lending & Collections Professionals 
  • Marketing & Business Development Professionals 
  • Operations Professionals 
  • Payments Professionals 
  • Technology Professionals

Schedule – All times ET

Tuesday, April 16
8:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Attendee and Exhibitor Registration
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Tennessee League Business Meeting
Hall of Fame Awards Presentation
6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Welcome Party and Casino Night in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, April 17
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
9:00  – 11:30 a.m.
Opening General Sessions
Young Professional Breakout Sessions 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking and Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
General Sessions
Young Professional Breakout Sessions
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibitor prizes awarded
4:00 p.m.
Explore Gatlinburg!
Thursday, April 18
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Morning Breakfast Mixer
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Emerging Technology Panel Discussion
with Young Professionals - Facilitated by Visa
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Networking Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Concluding Session
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Closing Remarks and Grand Prizes

Speaker Sessions

Opening Keynote

Hoan Do

Hoan Do is an award-winning inspirational speaker, author of Succeeding in the Real World, and city finalist in NBC’s hit show, American Ninja Warrior. He has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC, Yahoo Finance, The Chicago Tribune, and Lay’s chip bags nationwide. The Seattle Magazine recognized Hoan as one of the top 25 influential people in Seattle. His engaging style and ability to share important life lessons in a way that people resonate with has earned him the Verizon Wireless Motivator Award.

Alain Nan Sinkam

Alain Nan-Sinkam

Alain Nana-Sinkam, Principal of Triple Double Auto Consulting, shares his insights on what’s currently taking place in the car industry and what the auto buying experience will look like in the near future, including: 

  • Will the touchless car-buying experience stick?
  • How are consumer experiences with other online commerce options affecting the auto business?
  • What’s the future of the car — especially with delivery services like Amazon, DoorDash, Instacart thriving?
  • How will all this affect credit unions?
Ancin Cooley

Ancin Cooley


Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Ancin Cooley, CIA, CISA, is the Founder and Principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc. Synergy provides a suite of risk management services to financial institutions, which include loan reviews, information technology audits, internal audits, directors’ exams, and regulatory compliance reviews. As principal, Ancin manages a growing portfolio of clients with assets ranging from $100 million to over $800 million dollars.
Ancin brings more than 10 years of experience to the industry. He gained deep, first-hand knowledge while serving as an examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). During his tenure at the OCC, he performed safety and soundness examinations at community and mid-size banksthat ranged from $100 million to $8 billion dollars in total assets. After leaving the OCC, Ancin worked for a regional accounting firm where he led internal audits, as well as loan and pre-regulatory examiner reviews.


Closing Session

Andy Janning

Andy Janning

Andy Janning is a nationally recognized expert in leadership, communication, and organizational development, with over two decades of management and executive leadership experience.
During his 13-year tenure at FORUM Credit Union, starting as their Corporate Trainer and finishing as their Vice President of Organizational Development, Andy led the creation of hundreds of new learning and organizational development programs to support FORUM’s $700 million in asset growth. His expertise helped FORUM capture Best Places to Work in Indiana awards in 2008 and 2012, along with a Top Place to Work award in 2010 from the Indianapolis Star.
Andy has earned national accolades for overall employee development excellence from Training Magazine and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) named him the national Training Professional of the Year, and Training Magazine called him one of the Top Trainers in the world under the age of 40.

Erika Romenesko

Boost Your Member Engagement Strategy

Join TruStage Member Experience Strategists to unveil the latest findings from extensive credit union member and consumer research. Acquire a new understanding of credit union members’ foremost concerns and preferences in making informed financial decisions. Explore how techniques like user testing and cohort analysis can identify the moments and what matters to members. Discover how these insights have helped transform credit unions’ approaches to enhance member experiences. Leave with actionable insights to boost your member engagement initiatives and empower members to navigate financial decisions confidently.

Young Professionals Session

Maximizing Your Professional Growth: “Your Network Is Your Net Worth” in the Credit Union World

 In the dynamic realm of the credit union industry, where innovation and collaboration are keys to success, the maxim “Your Network is Your Net Worth” truly embodies the essence of professional growth. This engaging breakout session is tailored for forward-thinking professionals eager to harness the full potential of their networks for career advancement. By focusing on the symbiotic relationship between networking, mentorship, technical skill development, and personal accountability, we provide a comprehensive roadmap for achieving professional excellence within the credit union community.

  1. Strategic Networking and Mentorship: Learn how to forge valuable connections with industry leaders and peers and how to establish or become part of mentorship programs that facilitate mutual growth and learning within the credit union sector.
  2. Technical Skill Advancement: Dive into the ways continuous learning and technical skill development can position you as a valuable asset within your network and the broader credit union industry, including emerging technologies and industry best practices.
  3. Personal Branding and Accountability: Understand the critical role of personal branding in networking and how personal accountability in your professional journey can lead to trust and respect within your network, opening doors to new opportunities.

Tennessee Credit Union League

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Proceeds of the tournament support the

Credit Unions Inspire Hope Family Retreat

October 25-27, 2024 Nashville


Gatlinburg Golf Course

520 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

TIMERegistration/Breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 am ET
Shotgun Start 8:30 am
FORMAT4 Person Scramble with Shotgun Start
FEES$149 per golfer / $750 per foursome

Fee includes:
Green and cart fees
Range balls
Additional goodies

Registration is available through the event registration link.

Proceeds from the Tournament benefit Inheritance of Hope


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Events Team 

Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors



Welcome Reception, Casino Night and Entertainment

Casino Tables



Black Jack

Trellance, VolCorp, SRM and Envisant

Casino Night Beverages and Door Prizes


Happy Hour Refreshment Break


Young Professionals Dinner​


GWLN TN Sister Society Reception



Financial Standards Group

Exhibit Hall Lunch

MBL Solutions

Bag Sponsor

PSCU Co-op


All funds from the golf tournament will benefit Inheritance for Hope


Longest Drive Sponsor

Construction Consultants

Hole Sponsor

ASG Results

Hole Sponsor

Evans, Simpson, and Associates

Hole Sponsor


Hole Sponsor

Old Hickory Credit Union

Hole Sponsor


Hole Sponsor

PSCU/Co-op Solutions

Hole Sponsor


Hole Sponsor


Hole Sponsor

2024 Exhibitor Registration

Exhibition Hall – April 16 – 17, 2024

The Annual Convention & Expo is the premier opportunity to meet and connect with CEOs and leadership decision-makers from Tennessee’s credit unions. 

Held in the heart of Gatlinburg, this event includes more than 4 hours of dedicated exhibit hall time with additional opportunities to connect and network with attendees during breakfast and lunch. 

New in 2024, we will open the exhibit hall with a Welcome Party and Casino Night!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament Shotgun Start with lunch following
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibitor Registration and Booth Set Up
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Session for Attendees - Tennessee League Business Meeting
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Welcome Party and Casino Night - Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Attendee Sessions
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall open and lunch is served
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Attendee Sessions
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Closed to Attendees - Booth Breakdown and Removal


Exhibitor registration is required to attend any function.


Please contact Laura Parrish to join the waitlist — 

Standard Exhibit Hall Booth 8x10 — $2,500

Standard 8×10 booth includes registration for up to 2 representatives (booth map below). Additional staff can be registered for $200 each. (Sponsorships available in the registration form below.)

Important Reminders

The exhibit hall usually sells out early, so please register soon to guarantee your spot. 

March 15 | Cancellation Deadline: Cancellations after this date less than 30 days before the show will be subject to 100% of the booth fee forfeited



Please contact Laura Parrish to join the waitlist — 

Hotel Information

**As of 1/29/2024 both conference hotels are sold out on peak nights**

There are plenty of hotels very close by to the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Check the map above for suggestions.

Marriott Courtyard

315 Airport Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Special conference rates starting at $179 p/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites

611 Airport Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Special conference rate starting at $159 p/night

If your credit union qualifies for the tax exemption, please bring a copy of your federal credit union tax exemption form, and payment must be with a check or credit card in the credit union’s name.