Oct 24 - 26 2019


All Day

Elected Leaders Conference

Elected Leaders Conference

A Credit Union Leadership Forum
(Board & Committee Leadership Conference)

Pigeon Forge, TN  •  October 24 – 26

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T. Graham Brown

T. Graham Brown is a Grammy-nominated American country/soul/gospel singer. Brown has recorded a total of thirteen studio albums and has charted more than twenty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.



Unleash Your Inner Superstar

Lynn O’Dowd

Lynn O’Dowd has overcome thyroid cancer, walked on 40 feet of burning hot coals, and successfully run her own organizing business for 19+ years. However, none of this compares to the personal challenge she set for herself of going way outside of her comfort zone to experience life and perform at levels she never thought possible. Armed with her GoGaGa™ formula, the transformational process she developed to help her overcome fear and achieve extraordinary success, Lynn redefied middle age and leaped from being a successful corporate time management consultant to being a Rock ‘n’ Roll singer, and inspirational keynote speaker!

Today, Lynn’s keynote combines the transformational power of heart-opening music (guitar playing/singing), soul-stirring songs, personal motivation, and a truly unforgettable finale where she “Unleashes Her Inner Superstar” and transforms into Lady Gaga right before your eyes. She inspires audiences to step out of their comfort zone to risk new levels of passion, performance, and courage. She equips people with the know-how to “Unleash Their Inner Superstar” with the realization that it’s never too late to bust through their fears to achieve their full potential for greater success and happiness in business and life!

Lynn is a Professional Motivational Keynote Performer, Breakout Session Leader, and Certified Professional Organizer whereby she utilizes her strong track record in self-motivation, personal development, and keynote performance, with her equally strong business background, outstanding time management, and process development expertise to help individuals and organizations accomplish their BIGGEST goals and dreams. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, the Covey Leadership program, the LifeSpring personal development leadership program, and has been a workshop facilitator for Anthony Robbins and John Gray, Ph.D.

Lynn has a B.A. in public relations/journalism from Northern Illinois University. Lynn is also an active member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Windy City Professional Speakers and the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She and her husband live in Chicago.

To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence

James Olson

James M. Olson is on the faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where he teaches courses on intelligence and national security. He served his entire career in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. His career highlights include serving as the chief of CIA counterintelligence at CIA headquarters and in overseas assignments in Moscow, Vienna, and Mexico City. He lives in College Stations, Texas.



Compliance Issues for Credit Union Leaders

Kristen Tatlock, NCCO, CUCE, BSACS, NCBSO
Senior Compliance Manager, CU Service Network

Kristen Tatlock is a nationally-known speaker and compliance consultant with over 28 years of experience in the credit union compliance arena. Kristen assists credit unions with issues ranging from advertising rules to bylaws, from Social Media compliance matters to Regulation Z, and just about every regulation and compliance concern in between.

Kristen has earned Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act certifications from the two national credit union trade associations. She regularly presents compliance training programs for CUNA, NAFCU, and many state Leagues around the country. She has also edited and revised numerous compliance training courses and modules for CUNA CPD and has authored several articles for various CUNA publications.

Bank Secrecy Act Annual Required Training for Directors and Leaders

Gaye DeCesare, NCCO, CUCE, BSACS
VP Compliance Services, CU Service Network

With 35 years of experience in the credit union industry, Gaye has knowledge of and practical experience in almost every area of credit union operations. Specializing primarily in compliance for more than 25 years, she served on the NAFCU Compliance Standards and Practices Commission that developed the NCCO certification program and is a founding member of both the Capital Area Compliance Roundtable and regional BSA Compliance Roundtable.

Gaye is also a current member of Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN), which connects and empowers credit union women from around the world. Gaye was among the first in the nation to earn the designations of NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and CUNA Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) when the programs were introduced in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

In addition to holding NCCO and CUCE designations, she is also a certified Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS). Gaye is a nationally-known speaker, having presented to credit union organizations at the federal, state and local levels.

Fred Palmer, CUNA Mutual GroupThe Transformation of Executive Benefits: What it Means for Your Next Executive Search

Fred Palmer

Fred is an Executive Benefits Specialist for CUNA Mutual Group, a company that specializes in the design, implementation, financing and ongoing administrative support of supplemental executive benefits programs specifically tailored to credit unions. Fred works with credit unions in the East and Central Regions.



Thursday, October 24, 2019

9:00 a.m. –  Golf Tournament at The Sevierville Golf and Country Club
12:00 p.m. –  Golfers Lunch (following the tournament)
5:00 –  6:00 p.m. – Conference Registration
6:00 p.m. –  Welcome and Networking Reception
6:30 p.m.  –  Dinner and Entertainment by Grammy Nominated singer T. Graham Brown

Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. –  Breakfast
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. –  To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence – James Olson
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. –  Networking Break
10:30  – 11:45 a.m. –  Bank Secrecy Act Annual Required Training for Directors and Leaders
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. –  Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. –  Compliance Issues for Credit Union Leaders
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. – Networking Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – The Transformation of Executive Benefits: What it Means for Your Next Executive Search – Fred Palmer, CUNA Mutual Group
3:30 p.m.  Evening on your own—enjoy Pigeon Forge

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. –  Breakfast
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. –  Unleash Your Inner Superstar – Lynn O’Dowd
10:30 Conclusion


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Location and Lodging

Courtyard Pigeon Forge
120 Community Center Drive
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

October 23 & 24 – $159.00
October 25 & 26 – $199.00

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 11:00 a.m.

Reservation Cut-Off Date: October 2, 2019

Please make room reservations early—this hotel block will sell out quickly. 

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Questions or Special Needs Contact Kimberly Bohannon at 423-648-4255 or [email protected]


The Sevierville Golf Club
1444 Old Knoxville Hwy
Sevierville, TN  37876
Phone: 865-429-4223

Cancellations will be accepted through October 10, 2019, less a $100 administrative fee. Substitutions accepted at any time prior to the conference. Please submit all cancellations to [email protected]

Business casual. Be sure to bring a sweater, as personal comfort levels vary.

Questions or Special Needs
Contact Kimberly Bohannon at 423-648-4255 or [email protected]

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