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Bob Bouvier is a risk management consultant in Business Protection Risk Management 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.

Bouvier earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fitchburg State University. He holds the designations of Certified Risk Manager (CRM), Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE), Certified Financial Service Auditor (CFSA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Credit Union Security & Fraud Expert (CUSFE).





Ron Brown is the President and CEO of CSI Group in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, one of the oldest and largest Asset Recovery Investigation Agencies in the Central Plains area.  Nationally recognized as one of the key instructors of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and HIPAA, Ron has written many published articles on these ever-changing federal laws and continues to conduct seminars related to them as well as developing the asset recovery industry accepted compliance documents for Eagle Group XX which include the Field Agent Compliance Training (FACT), the Support Employee      Compliance Training (SECT) and most recently the highly praised (SACAT) Situational Awareness and Confrontational Avoidance Techniques.





Bryan Fury 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. Bryan holds a bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University and a master’s degree from Robert Morris University.  His is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Risk and Information    Systems Control and a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP).

SCHEDULED TOPIC(S): (1) SUPERVISORY Committee governances and best practices (2) A NEW LOOK AT CYBER SECURITY (3) Vendor ManagemenT





Dr. Arthur (Art) Harper is the Director of Solutions Consulting at PSCU. Leading the EMV initiative at the company that is certified and was the first to issue debit EMV in the credit union market, he has reached and educated thousands of people through internal and external webinars, EMV roadshows and one-on-one meetings. Prior to joining PSCU, Art served as Vice President of Electronic Services at South Carolina Federal Credit Union for 15 years.  He is regarded as a leader in EMV migration movement not only for PSCU, but for the US payments industry.  An active member of the US Payments Alliance which was formerly known as the EMV Migration Forum and the Federal Reserve Faster Payments Council, Art has been sought out for in articles in numerous publications to include Credit Union Times, CU Tech Talk, and Payment Journal regarding EMV.





DAN MAHALAK is the President & Managing Partner of Cindrich, Mahalak & Co., P.C., a CPA firm specializing in the credit union industry.  He joined the firm in 1980 upon graduating from Eastern Michigan University and became a partner in 1988.  He is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).

Throughout his tenure, Dan has been responsible for hundreds of credit union audits, and worked in fraud/embezzlement investigations, including filing bond claims, working with authorities, and testifying in criminal proceedings.  He also works with credit unions in budgeting and forecasting, asset-liability management consulting, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, human resources consulting, regulatory consulting, and a variety of other consulting projects.  He is a frequent speaker on topics related to the credit union industry on both a local and national level.  He has written articles for several credit union publications.

SCHEDULED TOPIC(S): (1) “S” IN THE CAMELs RATING: CECIL RULE (2) Bank Secrecy Act Training




KEYNOTE Gene Marks is a columnist, author and small business owner.  He owns and    operates the Marks Group PC, a highly successful ten-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses.  As a columnist, he writes daily for the Washington Post and weekly for Forbes, Fortune, Fox Business, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur and the Huffington Post. He also appears on Fox News, MSNBC and CNBC discussing matters affecting the business community.   

 SCHEDULED TOPIC: Millennials, Trump and Our Board in the Next 2 years




Mark Mayfield.  Known as “The Corporate Comedian”, he has merged together his corporate background as a lobbyist and his comedy background as a nightclub performer to create an extremely unique and comedic presentation style.  

Mark is author of the popular book, Mom’s Rules, a comedic yet poignant look at those things Mom said to us as kids, and has received the “Certified Speaking Professional” designation from the National Speakers Association.  He has also been inducted into their “CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame”.  

 From comedy shows to seminars, Mark’s philosophy is simple.....say it with humor and people will take the message home. 

SCHEDULED TOPIC: Momma Told Me There’d Be Days Like This





Keith Riddle is Corporate One’s EVP, Enterprise Solutions Development.  Keith is responsible for new product development and management of Corporate One’s enterprise innovation framework. Keith has more than 30 years of financial services experience in new product development, partnership management, direct sales, strategic planning, and marketing.  He also possesses in-depth knowledge of digital technologies, payment processing platforms, and managed solutions offerings.





2018 Combined Council of America's Credit Unions