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Bryan Fury, Corporate One

Bryan joined Corporate One in 2005. He is responsible for providing Corporate One’s senior management team with guidance on IT security and IT risk. His primary duties include Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Vendor Management and Business Continuity Planning.

Before serving Corporate One, Fury was a Technology Risk Management Professional/Engagement Leader with Jefferson Wells and an Information Security Officer with the First National Bank of Slippery Rock. Fury holds a bachelor's degree from Ferris State University and a master’s degree from Robert Morris University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information Systems Control, and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP).

Joe Ghammashi, Corporate One

Ghammashi is EVP and Chief Risk Officer at Corporate One.  He is also Chairman and CEO of Accolade Financial Services.
Prior to joining Corporate One in 2005 he spent 25 years in the banking industry.  He held senior level positions in accounting, strategic planning, mortgage banking, quantitative analysis and balance sheet management.
Since  joining Corporate One,  Ghammashi’s focus has been on helping Corporate One to achieve its goals through effective risk management and strategic planning.  Additionally, through Accolade he is committed to helping credit unions achieve financial viability through collaborative and innovative balance sheet solutions.
Dr. Art Harper

Dr. Art Harper has been the Director of Card Payments at PSCU for three years. He has lead teams that manage the solutions offered to PSCU’s Member Owners.

Prior to joining PSCU, Art was the Vice President of Electronic Services at South Carolina Federal Credit Union for 13 years. Art has been leading the EMV initiative at PSCU. He has reached over 1,700 people thru internal and external webinars, EMV Roadshows, and one-on-one meetings discussing EMV. Art has commented in articles from CU Times, CU Tech Talk, and Payment Journal regarding EMV.

Art has been regarded a leader in EMV migration movement not only for PSCU but for the US. His thought leadership on conducting EMV sessions, doing interviews, meeting with individual clients / credit unions has been instrumental in getting our clients converted to EMV.

Vladimir Jovanovic

Vladimir Jovanovic leads the Debit, Prepaid and ATM Product Management at PSCU, with responsibility for strategic direction of the company's payment products and services.

His career with PSCU over the last 9 years includes product management, payment optimization strategies and leading company's strategic network relationships. With over 15 years of payment industry experience Vladimir is a proven payment strategy leader, focused on providing product and services that position PSCU for success.

Prior to joining PSCU, Vladimir held roles in consumer and client servicing, Implementations and Business Compliance with FIS.

Dan Mahalak

Dan Mahalak is the President & Managing Partner of Cindrich, Mahalak & Co., P.C., a CPA firm specializing in the credit union industry.

He is involved in all audit activities and works closely with the staff in training and development.

He personally reviews all audit files and reports as part of the firm’s quality control standards. His extensive experience allows him to provide clients with unique problem solving insights.

Dr. Charles Petty.  

Reared in the farming communities of England and Stuttgart, Arkansas, Dr. Petty not only knew President Clinton but was his rifle instructor at a Boy Scout camp!

Dr. Petty learned about the importance of family from the school of hard knocks. His parents divorced when he was six. His mother died three years later and he then lived in a blended family. When he was sixteen his father and younger brother were killed in a car accident. He lived by himself for a year and then became a foster child. He learned about family formally and was educated in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas for 22 consecutive years - which means he is either well educated or a little slow!

Dr. Petty served for seven years as the senior staff member for the Governor of North Carolina. He is the founder and President of Family Success Unlimited, and since 1985, all he does is "eat and speak".


Frank Santucci

Mr. Santucci joined First Empire Securities, Inc. in September 1985 as a Fixed Income Specialist. Between 1985 and 1993 he worked with hundreds of institutional investors nationwide assisting them in the purchase and sale of fixed income securities.

In January 1994, Mr. Santucci was promoted to his current position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Asset Liability Management Services. His primary responsibilities include the administration of First Empire's Asset Liability Management Team and Financial Strategies Group and the development of balance sheet and investment portfolio strategies for clients of the firm. Mr. Santucci is also the principal author of the Balance Sheet Management Services’ ALM Model. In addition, Mr. Santucci is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on various ALM and risk management techniques, as well as current industry trends.

Scott Waddle, CMDR, USN, RET.

A native of Austin, Texas, Waddle graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1981 and the National Defense University in Washington D.C. in June 1998. Following graduation he was commissioned an Ensign and embarked on a twenty-year career in the submarine force where he served aboard Atlantic Fleet Trident Ballistic Missile boats Alabama and Kentucky and Pacific Fleet fast attacks San Francisco and Greeneville. He was handpicked from a highly competitive field of two hundred fifty officers to command the USS Greeneville, an improved Los Angeles class fast attack submarine. On the fateful day of February 9, 2001, Commander Waddle’s life was forever changed when he gave the order to perform an emergency surface maneuver that inadvertently caused the nine-thousand ton submarine to collide with the Ehime Maru, a 500 ton Japanese fishing vessel, killing nine people on board. Against the advice of his attorney and the Navy’s direction, he took responsibility for the accident. In October 2001 he was honorably discharged from the Navy and retired from active duty as a Commander.




2015 Combined Council of America's Credit Unions