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emerge virginia credit union proffessionals conference

June 21-22, 2023

Speakers / Facilitators


Ancin Cooley

Founder & Principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc.

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Carrie Hunt


Virginia Credit Union League

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Laura Sievert


CMFG Ventures

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EMERGE Schedule

June 21-22

Don’t Miss Out


6 PM  


Pre-Conference Welcome Reception. For anyone coming into town Monday night before the Conference, please join us at CU House, 108 N 8th Street (only three blocks away from hotel)


9:30 AM 


How do you fit into your credit union’s big picture? Ancin Cooley covers CU 101, CU Financials, Call Report Data and more!

11 AM 

Lunch with our exhibitors and time to network.


1 PM 

Why is Advocacy Important?

League President/CEO Carrie Hunt will facilitate a panel discussion with League Advocacy Staff on the importance of advocacy and how it affects all credit unions.  Also, learn about our new Emerge Certification!

2 PM 

Understanding & Embracing Data & Technology

What does all this data-driven and advancements in technology mean for credit unions? - Laura Seivert, CMFG Ventures

3 PM 

CEO Panel

Hear from CEOs new to Virginia’s credit union as they reflect on their career path & current challenges in the industry.

Panelists: Frank Wasson, CommonWealth One; Mike Warrell, ValleyStar; Kathleen All, Jackson River 

5 PM 


Join us for our Vendor Reception for food, beer, wine and other refreshments at Credit Union House, 108 N 8th Street. (only three blocks away from hotel)


8 AM 

Vendor Networking Breakfast - Ballroom


9 AM 


Keynote Ancin Cooley- discusses leadership strategies, communicating effectively, thinking strategically, & inclusion.

11 AM  


Lunch with our exhibitors and time to network.

12:30 PM 

Growth Panel

A panel of credit union executives reflect on their growth in the industry & their respective positions held over the years. Panelists: Heather Farrar, DCCU; Susan Krantz, Beacon

1:30 PM 

Polishing Your Professional Image

Workshop designed to help you improve your professional image. We will discuss everything from resume writing to social media presence.

3 PM  

Closing / Prizes

Ancin Cooley offers closing remarks & asks "What have you learned that you plan to take back with you to your credit union?".

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Get in Touch

We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Virginia Credit Union League 
108 N 8th St.
Richmond, VA 23219


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