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Major Dan Pantaleo, USMC (ret.)


KEYNOTE:  Dan Pantaleo is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and retired Marine Corps Officer. His career in the Marine Corps (1985-2005) is punctuated by his service at the Pentagon during the attacks on 9/11/01 where he led recovery operations from 9/11/01 until 9/14/01. His highly successful book, Four Days at the Pentagon, details many of the recovery efforts that occurred at the Pentagon and serves as a template for leadership actions in chaotic, confusing, and crisis situations. The proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Wounded Warrior Regiment.

SCHEDULED TOPIC: Shifting with the Paradigm -Thriving & Leading in Chaotic Environments 

Bryan Fury


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.

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).


Dr. Art Harper


Dr. Art Harper has been the Director of Consulting for Card Payment Solutions at PSCU for three years, leading teams that manage solutions offered to PSCU’s Member-Owner Credit Unions.  Prior to joining PSCU, Art served as Vice President of Electronic Services at South Carolina Federal Credit Union for 13 years.  Art has been leading the EMV initiative at PSCU, reaching over 1,700 people through EMV Roadshows, and one-on-one meetings and webinars and has been instrumental in assisting PSCU Member-Owners convert to EMV. 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 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.

SCHEDULED TOPIC: Risk Management in post EMV Era.

Julie A. Kappenman


Julie A. Kappenman, Director of Association Compliance Services at Mountain West Credit Union Association, has been involved in the credit union movement since 1989. She began her career in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she worked as an Accounting Intern for a large credit union. She was then hired by the National Credit Union Administration, (NCUA) where she held the positions of Examiner and Economic Development Specialist, (EDS).

Julie left NCUA in 2006 and gained experience in operations by working as a Branch Supervisor and Interim CEO for credit unions in Wyoming and South Dakota. She joined the Mountain West Credit Union Association in 2012 where she currently holds the Director of Association Compliance Services position. Julie has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southwest State University and currently resides in Wyoming.

                                           SCHEDULED TOPIC:
Supervisory Committee Interim Audit Procedures

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 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) Fiduciary Responsibilities for Board Members (2) Bank Secrecy Act Training


Jack McCall


As a graduate of the Tennessee School of Banking at Vanderbilt University, and the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, Jack McCall has devoted much of his career to the financial service industry.  He helps businesses and individuals perform more effectively in a world marked by constant pressure and accelerated change. His insights are penetrating and his style is refreshingly entertaining. Jack's skill for getting to the heart of the matter is uncanny.

SCHEDULED TOPIC:  The Challenge of Change

Steven Rick


Steven Rick is the Chief Economist for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin. His primary responsibilities include conducting strategic research, analysis, and forecasting of the financial services industry with special emphasis on the consumer and credit union markets.

Steve’s forecasts serve as a starting point for the strategic planning process and help to create a clear understanding of the underlying trends and links between the general economy, the financial services industry, and CUNA Mutual’ s policy owners.

SCHEDULED TOPIC: Economic Update 

Keith Riddle


Keith Riddle is Corporate One’s SVP, Chief Product Management Officer.  Keith has more than 30 years of financial services experience in direct sales, product and partnership development, and marketing and strategic planning.  He also has experience in payment processing technologies, cloud computing and managed solutions offerings, online banking platforms and personal financial management software, EFT/Debit/Credit/Prepaid processing platforms, and check and ACH processing.

 SCHEDULED TOPIC: Emerging Trends

Frank Santucci


Frank 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.

 IIn 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.

                                           SCHEDULED TOPIC(S): (1) NCUA’s New “S” in the CAMELs Rating System 











2016 Combined Council of America's Credit Unions