Connect 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference

The MD|DC Credit Union Association's Annual Meeting and Conference is the biggest event of the year, and it's almost here. Enjoy dynamic speakers, educations sessions and networking opportunities.

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Join us for an engaging, inspiring and collaborative member experience. Connect 2019 features a powerful lineup of keynote speakers. Darron K. Roberts, a former NFL coach and Harvard Law grad tackles how to have a winning leadership team, marketing expert Kelly McDonald delves into diversity marketing, and nationally-acclaimed economist Elliot Eisenberg looks at the economic forecast and how credit unions can position themselves.



Elliot Eisenberg 250 x 250The Economy: Terrific, Turbulent or Tepid 
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. | Chief Economist, LaughsandGraphs
Dr. Eisenberg's fast-paced talk analyzes the condition of the overall economy with a focus on GDP growth, labor market conditions, wage growth, household wealth, inflation, interest rates and Fed policy. He will take a close look at default rates on various classes of assets such as auto loans, home loans and credit cards, and assess how much the economy is likely to slow, and the possible timing and magnitude of the next recession. He will also take a deep dive into economic conditions in DC and the five largest counties in Maryland.


How to Market to People Who Are Not Like You
Kelly McDonald | Best-Selling Author, Marketing and Consumer Trends Expert
Kelly McDonald is considered one of the nation’s top experts in marketing and consumer trends. She challenges traditional thinking about marketing in her keynote presention: How to Market to People Who Are Not Like You. McDonald advocates for moving away from focusing on demographics and instead tapping into peoples' values. McDonald will share marketing insights as well as strategies and tactics for cultivating diverse consumers emotionally, rationally and with cultural relevance.


Daron Roberts 250 x 250Leadership is a Contact Sport
Daron K. Roberts | Former NFL Coach, Harvard Law Grad, Professor
As a Harvard Law grad, former NFL coach and professor, Daron K. Roberts blends stories from his NFL career with research and real-world experience to help organizations think and act beyond the confines of their status quo. With his keynote, Leadership is a Contact Sport, Roberts offers a blueprint for applying lessons learned on the football field to the development of critical leadership skills.



The Hidden Risk of the Auto Lending Boom
Karim Habib | Director lending Solutions, CUNA Mutual Group

Lending Across Generations
Bryn Conway | Principal, BC Consulting

Employment Law: The Dangers of Symbolism in the Workplace
John Bredehoft and Dustin Devore | Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

ALM Exams: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Melissa Scott | VP, ALM Services, Vizo Financial

BSA Training
Andre Lucas | Compliance Director, MD|DC CUA

Women in Finance
Global Women's Leadership Network- DC Sisters Society

Juntos Avanzamos: The Hispanic Market, Where Mission Meets Opportunity
Pablo DeFilippi | SVP Membership & Network Engagement, Inclusiv
Carla Decker | President/CEO, DC Credit Union
Jim Norris | President/CEO, Montgomery County EFCU

Safeguard Customer Relationships, Revenue and Reputation
Cheryl Lawson | Executive Vice President of Compliance Review, JMFA

Directors Forum: Board Governance Best Practice & What Would You Do?:  Situational Strategies For Boards 
Ancin Cooley | Founder & Principal, Synergy Bank Consulting, Inc.


Golf 250 x 250Golf Tournament
Sunday, June 2 | Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links
Join us on Sunday, June 2 for the Annual Golf tournament at Rum Pointe Seaside Golf Links. Arrive and check-in at 9 am, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. This event is an additional option and is not included in the registration fee for the Annual Meeting & Convention.


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Sunday, June 2 | Hooper's Crab House
Get your mallets ready and join us for a taste of Maryland at our annual Crab Feast at Hooper's Crab House. All your favorites are on the menu: crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, hush puppies and delicious cake! It is a great opportunity to network and catch up with friends. We'll provide the hand wipes, you provide the appetite! This event is an additional option and is not included in the registration fee for the Annual Meeting & Convention.