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Legislative and Regulatory Forum

January 29 – 30, 2024

The Hermitage Hotel
Nashville, TN

Legislative and Regulatory Forum is the premier annual event designed to bring credit union leaders together with state and federal lawmakers, regulators, state leaders, and industry experts. Always held in Nashville,  just a short walk from the Tennessee State Capitol, this event allows credit unions to hear the most current information affecting our industry.


Why Attend?

Exclusive Access to Policymakers
Engage directly with state and federal lawmakers, regulators, and state leaders. This is your chance to voice your concerns, gain insider perspectives, and influence policy that impacts your credit union.

Expert Insights
Hear from a handpicked roster of industry experts. These thought leaders will provide the latest information and forward-thinking strategies, ensuring you stay ahead in a rapidly evolving financial landscape.

Networking Opportunities
Connect with peers, share experiences, and forge relationships with other credit union leaders. The forum’s environment fosters a unique community spirit, encouraging collaboration and mutual growth.

Nashville Experience
Beyond the forum, explore Nashville’s vibrant culture. Its rich history, renowned music scene, and culinary delights make it the perfect backdrop for professional development and relaxation.

Tailored Content
Sessions and discussions are specifically designed for credit union managers. Topics cover regulatory changes, emerging technologies, financial trends, and risk management.

Actionable Takeaways
Return to your credit union armed with new ideas, strategies, and a deeper understanding of the legislative environment, empowering you to make informed decisions and drive success.


Limited Space

Availability for the Legislative and Regulatory Forum is deliberately limited to ensure an intimate, high-impact experience. This exclusivity fosters more meaningful interactions, personalized discussions, and deeper networking opportunities.

Register today to secure your spot at this annual event, where every voice is heard, and every contribution counts. Act now—once spots are filled, registration will close.

Schedule – All times CST

Monday, January 29, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 4:00 pm


5:00 - 6:30 pm

Networking Reception

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

8:00 - 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


12:00 pm

Concluding Remarks


Amy Showalter

Amy Showalter

About the Speaker

Amy Showalter is the author of “The Underdog Edge: How Everyday People Change the Minds of the Powerful. . . and Live to Tell About It.” (Morgan-James) and “The Art and Science of the BFF: 105 Ways to Build Relationships on the Hill, at the State House, and in City Hall”, which has sold over 16,000 copies.

She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ Graduate School of Public Affairs, where her “Underdog Edge” book is on the school curriculum, as well as George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Despite not being a registered lobbyist, Amy was named to the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics “Top Lobbyists” list for her innovations that equip clients to apply scientific influence principles to their advocacy challenges. The Society for Advancement in Consulting awarded her the 2021 Corrie Shanahan Memorial Award for Creativity and Innovation in the consulting profession.

Amy has a BA in Political Science from Wright State University and an MSA from Central Michigan University.

Senator Becky Massey

Senator Becky Massey

About the Speaker

Becky Duncan Massey is a Knoxville native. She and her husband, Morton, have been married since 1976, with both earning bachelor’s degrees from the University of Tennessee. They are proud parents of two adult daughters, Courtney and Kristen, and granddaughter Bailey. The Masseys are members at NewLife Gathering Church.

  • Former: Sertoma Center Executive Director for 25 years
    • Managed $9 million budget and over 200 employees
    • Served over 100 adults with disabilities
    • Provided Vocational and Life Skills Training, Employment and Housing
  • Dogwood Arts Festival Events Director
  • American Savings and Loan Vice President 
  • Walters State Community College Adjunct Professor
Greg Gonzales

Greg Gonzales

About the Speaker

Greg Gonzales is the 18th commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, who began serving in this role in 2005, and was reappointed by Governor Bill Lee. He has served in the Department since 1986. In this position, Gonzales serves as Tennessee’s chief regulatory officer of all state-chartered depository and licensed non-depository financial institutions. Additionally, he has served as assistant commissioner and general counsel for the Department.

photo of John McKechnie
John McKechnie

John McKechnie

About the Speaker

John McKechnie serves as Senior Partner for Total Spectrum, having been with the firm since 2011. In this role, McKechnie represents a wide variety of credit union and financial services providers on Capitol Hill. This follows five years in government as a Presidential appointee at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), where he served three Chairmen in the capacity of Director of Public and Congressional Affairs.

Megan Balogh

Megan Balogh

About the Speaker

Megan Balogh (Bay-log) is Vice President, Corporate & Legislative Affairs, at TruStage. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating the development of, and executing on, regulatory and legislative strategy for TruStage. Megan engages strategically with internal and external stakeholders to navigate the public policy environment and advocate for TruStage, insurance, and credit union issues before state and federal legislators and regulators. Megan also provides regulatory counsel to the company’s Executive Benefits group.

Megan joined TruStage in 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Nebraska and a law degree from the Nebraska College of Law.

Megan serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Council of Life

Insurers (WCLI). She is a 2015 graduate of the Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) program, a member of Credit Unions for Kids’ Project 2025, and a former

Board Member for the University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union. Megan is Vice Chair for the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Cyber, IT, and Innovation Committee and was a member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Data Privacy and Security Advisory Committee.

Megan and her husband, Brad, live in Madison, Wisconsin, with their three daughters.

Hermitage Hotel


Hermitage Hotel
231 6th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219

Special discounted rate of $389 ++
Discounted valet parking $35
Book by 1/8/2024 to get the discounted rate

Reservations: 1-888-888-9414 and mention the TN Credit Union League 

Please make room reservations by January 8, 2024 to get the discounted rate, to get the special rate. 

Hermitage Hotel’s Commitment to Clean


Questions or Special Needs Contact

We welcome credit union leaders, employees, and volunteer leaders associated with the Tennessee League or their respective leagues to participate in this informative, educational event.
If you are a credit union services vendor or third party interested in event participation opportunities, please contact our Events Team at for more information.
We aim to make this conference enjoyable for all attendees. Please inform our Events Team if you need any accommodations, such as dietary restrictions, mobility assistance, or wheelchair access.
We hope you can attend, but understand if plans change. If you need to cancel, please let us know at least 30 days before the event start date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 30 days of the event, a cancellation fee of $100 will be charged. Unfortunately, we cannot refund cancellations made within seven days of the event. However, if you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone else in your place without incurring any additional fees.
Please get in touch with our Events Team at with any questions! We look forward to seeing you at the event.