Speaker Bios

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Keynote Speaker: Sam Glenn

With Sam Glenn, “It’s all about attitude and it all starts with attitude!” Sam went from working nights delivering newspapers – feeling negative and depressed, sleeping on the floor and barely getting by – to discovering renewed purpose, happiness and humor. Sam had one of the most negative and self-defeating attitudes you would have ever encountered, but something happened that changed everything!  Nearly 23 years ago, during a chance encounter at a buffet, Sam accidentally knocked over the legendary Zig Ziglar. This led to a positive friendship between the two, and with Zig’s encouragement, Sam got on track in a new direction for his life. Today Sam Glenn is known as The Authority on Attitude and is highly recognized as one of the most captivating keynote speakers.

For more than 19 years, Sam has been traveling the country full time, captivating audiences from every industry with his inspirational talks that focus on recharging attitudes for success. In addition to being an award-winning inspirational speaker, Sam is a gifted performance artist and author of 18 incredible books on personal and professional development. He has been named Speaker of the Year by meeting and event organizations and has won two national awards for his training videos. Hundreds of organizations use Sam’s videos to kick off their staff meetings and cultivate positivity in the workplace. Sam also has a popular online newsletter, A Kick in the Attitude, which he uses to randomly give away his artwork every month to one lucky subscriber.
 
Sam and his wife and two daughters are originally from Minnesota and currently reside in Carmel.
 
Ken Agle
Ken Agle brings more than 25 years of experience covering almost all facets of risk management operations. He has conducted more than 350 compliance reviews and has assisted more than 200 financial institutions throughout the United States. He has developed and implemented systems and training programs on all phases of risk management, including but not limited to BSA/Fair Lending, loan review, HMDA, CRA, BSA, Operational Compliance, TILA and RESPA. He has written numerous regulatory responses and appeals and has been instrumental in assisting institutions with challenging circumstances while facing regulatory enforcement orders.
 
Ken specializes in strategic regulatory response and in developing and implementing both proactive and reactive tools and systems to preempt and resolve issues affecting today’s financial institution. Prior to launching his own consulting firm, he had been a bank examiner. As a commissioned examiner, he oversaw over numerous examinations, including safety and soundness examinations and compliance examinations. He has been the author of various banking forums, including the compliance briefing and the online compliance news webcast, “Compliance Street.” Ken has written banking policies covering every compliance regulation and other banking topics, such as lending, asset-liability management, and risk management. His articles, “Confessions of a CRA Examiner,” and “Calming Compliance Jitters with DCAF,” were published in “The Findley Reports on Financial Institutions.”
Aaron Burton
Aaron Burton is a Supervisory Examiner for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). He is responsible for supervising the northern Indiana group, which includes a team of 9 examiners and over 90 federally insured credit unions.
 
Victor Corro
Victor Miguel Corro serves as Vice President for Member Services at the World Council of Credit Unions. Corro is a bilingual and bicultural executive with over 20 years of experience working in international and cross-cultural environments in the private and non-profit sector. Since 2004, Corro has worked to develop, coordinate and oversee WOCCU’s International Partnership program, which currently includes 19 partnerships spanning 16 countries. He provides strategic and operational direction to the partnership programs and lead the engament efforts between WOCCU and its member countries. Corro has worked in more than 40 countries and is fluent in both English and Spanish. 
 
Corro has a degree in International Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; he is a Fulbright Scholar and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and two children.
 
Greg Gabet, CISSP, CISA, CCNA/CCDA, C/eH, CCSE, TCSE
Greg Gabet has served as a Director for Partners 1st CU since 2002. Before this, he served as a volunteer committee person for 10 years as chair of either the MIS committee or the Supervisory committee. His specialty is networking and computer security, and he has over 30 years of experience in most aspects of computer security ranging from IBM Mainframes to desktops. Greg continues to chair the Partners 1st CU MIS Committee, but has held positions on the credit union board as Treasurer and Vice Chairman as well. He is currently employed by Lincoln Financial Group in Fort Wayne as a senior IT Internet & Security Architect and works in their Cyber Security department. Over the past 20 years, Greg has also taught various computer science classes at the Indiana/Purdue, Indiana Wesleyan and St. Francis campuses in Fort Wayne.
 
Bryan Gray
CEO Bryan Gray has the unique ability to apply the big thinking necessary to help leaders steer their organizations through times of velocity and uncertainty. His group helps organizations connect, engage and maintain their stakeholders in our always-connected world filled with clutter, sameness and competing priorities. Revenue Path Group integrates the latest applications in brain science with their proprietary persuasion-based messaging model to help organizations craft their competitive advantage, or compelling why, to drive better, faster and ongoing engagement.
Bryan led two previous businesses to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies and is in the midst of building his third. He is a past member of the Indianapolis Business Journal's "40 under 40" list, a Business Ownership Initiative board member, President's Council member for the Indiana Sports Corporation, Chairman – IUPUI Media Arts and Sciences Advisory Board and a Big Brother.
 
Dave Hawkins
Dave Hawkins is Senior Consultant, Director of Regulatory Analysis at the Indiana Credit Union League and he has been with the League since 1987. Before joining the Consulting Department, Dave was the legislative and regulatory specialist in the Governmental Affairs Department where he helped ensure favorable legislation for credit unions and specialized in regulations and laws affecting credit unions' operations. Dave has attended numerous CUNA Regulatory Compliance Schools where national experts trained him on regulations and laws affecting credit unions.
 
Dr. Art Harper
Dr. Art Harper has been the Director of Card Payments 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 the 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 including Credit Union Times, CU Tech Talk, and Payment Journal regarding EMV.
 
Ted E. Hollis
Ted Hollis, Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, helps employers defeat employment litigation claims. As a labor and employment lawyer with 18 years of experience, he represents employers nationwide in the prevention and resolution of employment law disputes. Ted also works proactively to help clients implement strategies and policies to avoid employment claims. When an employment law claim cannot be avoided, he litigates aggressively on behalf of management.
 
Ted is a co-leader of Faegre Baker Daniels’ wage and hour team, helping clients navigate through compliance issues and defense of claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws. As one focus of his practice, he defends employers against a broad range of employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment charges and lawsuits.  He regularly represents employers before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state and local civil rights enforcement agencies. He is also a registered civil mediator in Indiana.
 
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en Otsuka is a senior consultant in Business Protection Risk Management for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he assists credit unions in identifying areas of risk in their operations and recommends appropriate loss controls to reduce loss exposure. Otsuka joined Risk Management in 1990 after spending eight years as an auditor with another insurance company and is also responsible for researching and analyzing emerging risks for product development along with developing resource and other training material for credit unions. He is considered an expert on Federal Reserve Regulation CC and often conducts training seminars on the regulation.
 
John Parker
John Parker is an Associate Partner with The Baker Group. He joined The Baker Group in 2003. He works exclusively with financial institutions in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio in the design and implementation of sound asset/liability and investment portfolio strategies. In this process, he assists in evaluating interest rate risk exposure and recommends specific investments that help meet the asset/liability and earnings needs of the institution. He is registered with the FINRA.
 
Prior to joining The Baker Group, he worked in three different community financial institutions where he handled asset/liability management, investment portfolio management, and loan administration and origination. He has been working with and for community financial institutions since 1989.
 
Tim Pierce
Tim Pierce is a Senior Consultant at the Indiana Credit Union League. Prior to joining the Consulting and Education Department at the League, Tim was the Vice President of Operations at Ball State FCU, leading the credit union in lending and compliance. He has also worked with large credit unions like Teachers Credit Union as their Indirect Lending Manager and was the Vice President of Operations at AFENA FCU. Altogether, he has over 25 years of experience with lending, compliance, and strategic management. Tim has a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and has attended several CUNA Schools.
 
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.

 
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