Leadership Connect

Technology + FinTech + Vendor Solutions + Education

Introducing Leadership Connect: A Unique Experience for Credit Union Professionals

At Leadership Connect, you’ll have access to concise and invaluable insights from industry experts and thought leaders.

Our carefully curated educational sessions will keep you at the forefront of the latest advancements in emerging technology, FinTech, and vendor solutions. Discover cutting-edge strategies and best practices that will empower you to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the Credit Union industry with confidence and precision is a unique opportunity to get concise and valuable insight and attend educational sessions on the latest in emerging technology, FinTech, and vendor solutions.

Leadership Connect is for CEOs, Executive Teams, Managers, Information Technology Professionals, and Young Professionals

August 6 – 7, 2024

Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN

All times CT

Tuesday, August 6

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 –1:45 p.m.

Welcome & Keynote

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Network with Sponsors

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Educational Session 1

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Educational Session 2

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Network with Sponsors

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.​

Educational Session 3

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Educational Session 4

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Group Reception

6:00 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, August 7

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast with Sponsors

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Educational Session 5

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Educational Session 6

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Network with Sponsors

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Educational Session 7

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Educational Session 8

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Closing Session and Voting

Speaker Sessions


Lessons Learned in the Fintech World: What it Takes to Get Ahead When Making Fintech Decisions

Keith Dunlap
Getting ahead in the financial industry means making faster decisions and streamlining processes to meet your members where they are today. Join Keith Dunlap to discuss his experience working with companies in the Fintech industry. Keith will lead a discussion that unravels opportunities for your credit union to get more involved in technology advancements. Keith Dunlap, Director of Business Development and Partnerships TruStage Ventures

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Taking Charge, Booting Taboos, and Chasing Your Bucket List

Jay Land, LTC, USA (Ret) serves as a Defense Analyst supporting the Department of Defense in transforming its Talent Management operations through integrating emerging Digital, Analytical & Artificial Intelligence tools & resources.  During his varied Army career, Jay commanded at the Company & Battalion levels, served in the Republic of Korea, and completed three combat tours in Iraq. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Star Medals, as well as the Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge and the Senior Parachutist Badge. Jay holds a BA from the University of Southern Mississippi, an MA from the United States Naval War College, and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He serves on the Scenic Community Credit Union Board of Directors in Chattanooga, TN.

Marriott Cool Springs

700 Cool Springs Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067

ROOM RATES STARTING AT $209 per night plus taxes

Reservation Deadline: July 12, 2024

Registration is open to credit union employees and directors from affiliated credit unions in Tennessee and/or your respective state.

If you represent a company interested in speaking or participating in this event, please contact Laura Parrish for additional information and registration options.