May 08 - 10 2019


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2019 Annual Convention & Expo

The 2019 Tennessee Credit Union League Annual Convention & Expo will be held on May 8-10 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.

Please note that the Gaylord Opryland Hotel block is sold out, but there is a list of nearby hotels below. Some of these offer shuttle service to the Gaylord Opryland.

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Last updated: 18 April 2019



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Brett Christensen

Branches are Dead to Me. Long Live Phone, Internet, and Mobile!

If you are hoping for members to drive to your branch to sit down in front of your lender in order to increase direct lending results you are living in the past. The future success of lending and sales at your credit union will be directly tied to your ability to:

• Maximize the phone, Internet and Mobile delivery channels

• Hire great employees and put them in the correct jobs

• Speed up your lending process with technology

• Increase your use of electronic signatures

• Develop a strong outbound sales program


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Mark Sievewright

Financial Services Mega Trends: Welcome to a Whole New World

FinTech’s, the Internet of Things, and Mobile Banking reimagined. Becoming data-smart is the key to understanding changing financial services.

With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Mark is a highly respected industry thought-leader and a renowned public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Sievewright & Associates, offering research, consulting and speaking services designed to help credit unions design and execute successful business growth strategies


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John Bode

Employment Law Update:
 Hot Issues 2019

John Bode concentrates his practice on labor relations and employment opportunity. For more than three decades, John has served as lead trial counsel in numerous cases before state and federal agencies and courts and the National Labor Relations Board. He has extensive experience representing many prominent national, regional and Tennessee employers in union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, arbitrations, strikes, decertification petitions, wage and hour and other state and federal audits.


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James Bullard

Employees: A Gateway for Social Engineers (Scams and Frauds)

James is a risk management consultant for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role, he is responsible for assisting credit unions in identifying areas of risk in their operations and recommending appropriate controls to reduce loss exposures. He serves credit unions in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Bullard also serves as a subject matter expert for member business lending. Following a 23-year banking career, Bullard held consultant positions at Solomon Edwards Group and Promontory Financial. He joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2012.


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Victor Corro

The Hispanic Market Opportunity

The Hispanic community is one of the largest, fastest-growing, youngest and most financially underserved markets in the U.S. Serving the untapped Hispanic market is a viable business model that also fulfills our philosophical mandate of helping low wealth households and those who are excluded from financial services. This session will describe the Hispanic market potential, its attributes and how having a comprehensive growth and service strategy can help your credit union grow and provide financial access to this community.


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Dave Sanderson

Moments Matter

In Moments Matter, Sanderson discusses lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment in your life can create your lifetime of purpose. A firsthand account of his experience aboard US Airways Flight 1549 appears in the book “Brace for Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life”.



Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, May 8

  • 11:30 a.m. – Golfers Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – Golf Tournament, Gaylord Springs Golf Links
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. –  Registration Open
  • 6:00 p.m. – Opening cocktail reception followed by the Tennessee Credit Union League Awards Dinner, Gala and Entertainment by Holly Williams

Thursday, May 9

  • 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Registration Open
  • Talking Business Breakfast – Tickets Required
  • Talking Business Private Exhibits – Tickets Required
  • Exhibit Hall open to all registered attendees and registered guests
  • Financial Services Mega Trends: Welcome to a Whole New World
  • Employment Law Update: Hot Issues 2019
  • Branches Are Dead to Me

Friday, May 10

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Voting Delegate Registration
  • TCUL Annual Meeting
  • Employees: A Gateway for Social Engineers (Scams and Fraud)The Hispanic Market Opportunity
  • Moments Matter
  • 12:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Prizes



Vendor/Exhibitor Information and Registration

Educational Investment

Early registration $599 (must be received by April 22)

Registration, $699  

Credit unions less than $5 million in assets – No Charge to Attend (guests and golf not included)

Guest Program, $169
Guests are invited to participate in the opening reception, exhibit hall, TCUL Awards Gala dinner, entertainment, closing speaker, and prize giveaways.

Young Professionals, $100
Young professionals 40 and under don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Tennessee Credit Union League Annual Convention. First-time young professional attendees are eligible for a one-day special rate to attend the Thursday, May 9, 2019, sessions, lunch, and exhibit hall.

Golf, $149
Includes golf fees, cart, practice range, breakfast, lunch, beverages, snacks, giveaways, and prizes. Golf is available to registered attendees, registered guests and registered exhibitors.

Talking Business Breakfast
Be sure to designate two persons from your credit union for this private event. Enjoy breakfast and the opportunity to meet one on one with premier credit union service providers to discuss products and services your credit union would like to explore further.

Refunds will be issued until Friday, April 26, less a $75 administration fee per person. Substitutions accepted any time. All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing.

Questions or Special Needs
Please contact us at 800-572-7359 or email Kimberly Bohannon.

Additional Information

Lodging (The room block is sold out—please see the list of overflow hotels below.)

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