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Credit Union Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

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The business case for diversity in credit unions is simple: diversity is a good investment. Diversity leads to better service, greater innovation, improved solutions and increased membership. These things make credit unions strong and sustainable, which ultimately leads to greater strength for the entire credit union system.

The NCUA’s Credit Union Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit is a full-day event where credit union and industry professionals who are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the credit union system will gather to share best practices, address challenges to advancing diversity, and learn how NCUA can support the industry in its efforts.

Event Information

  • When:
    Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
  • Time:
    Registration Opens 7:30 a.m. Eastern
    Program Runs 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern

  • Location:
    Westin Old Town Alexandria
    400 Courthouse Square
    Alexandria, VA 22314


Time Event
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks
Monica Davy, NCUA
8:40 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome
NCUA Board Member J. Mark McWatters
9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Value of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to Credit Unions
Angela Russell, CUNA Mutual Group
9:50 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Best Practices
Panelists with a broad range of experiences will share their successes in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within their organizations.

Moderator: Jennifer Shaub, CUNA Mutual Group

Panelists: Miriam De Dios Woodward, PolicyWorks
Charlotte Ducksworth, DC Credit Union
Jill Nowacki, Humanidei
Angela Weekley, Veridian Credit Union
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Think Tank Exercise
This group exercise will bring together a myriad of perspectives, experiences and innovative ideas to collect solutions to challenges in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the credit union industry.

Facilitator: Ann Kossachev, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Keynote Address
NCUA Board Chairman Rodney E. Hood
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent
Panelists will discuss where to find and how to land the best and brightest from diverse talent pools.

Moderator: Kevin Martin, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

Panelists: Hannibal Brumskine, National Credit Union Foundation
Lourdes Cortez, North Jersey Federal Credit Union
Tyler Valentine, Laramie Plains Federal Credit Union
Tonita Webb, Seattle Credit Union
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Financial Inclusion for the Disability Community
Michael Morris, National Disability Institute
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Collaborating on Best Methods for Collecting Diversity Data
Industry leaders will discuss the challenges and best methods to collect diversity data and establish benchmarks for the industry.

Moderator: Monica Davy, NCUA

Panelists: Victor Corro, Coopera
Cathie Mahon, Inclusiv
Taylor Nelms, Filene Research Institute
Samira Salem, Credit Union National Association
Larry Sewell, African-American Credit Union Coalition
4:30 p.m. Make the Investment: A Call to Action
Ronaldo Hardy, CU Strategic Planning
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
NCUA Board Member Todd M. Harper
5:00 p.m. Adjournment
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Chairman's Reception
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