Global Women's Leadership Network Alabama Sister Society

BSA Workshop

May 5, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

No Fee to Attend for Credit Unions

Vendors and Partners:
Sponsorships are available, please contact for more information.

Legacy Community Federal Credit Union
100 Corporate Ridge Road
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35242



10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Samantha Beeler, President, LSCU
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
GWLN Overview
Maureen Bock, VP, Education and Training, LSCU
Bobbi Grady, Foundation Director, LSCU
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Group Icebreaker
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Post-COVID Operations, Talent Acquisition and Retention and Culture
Brandi McKinney, VP, Compliance/HR, Alabama CU

Brandi will lead a discussion about challenges and opportunities related to credit union operations, engaging our team members, and building and maintaining culture in a rapidly changing world.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Leading with Passion & Purpose
Lisa Coffey, Chief Innovation Officer, Corporate America CU
Lauren Howle, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate America CU

All the knowledge in the world does not alone make an exceptional leader or team. Burnout is a real issue in the workplace, and as women the list of ‘to-dos’ is often overwhelming at work and at home. Lisa & Lauren will discuss how passion and purpose can make all the difference for women in leadership and how to fight the fatigue that often comes with territory.

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open Discussion



Maureen Bock
Samantha Beeler, President, League of Southeastern Credit Unions

Samantha Beeler serves as President of the LSCU & Affiliates. She previously served as Vice President of Advocacy for the now GoWest Credit Union Association which is the regional trade association for credit unions. In her role, Samantha is responsible for advocacy, compliance, legal and member engagement. Prior to working for the NWCUA, she led communications for a Government Contracts Practice group in Washington, D.C. Samantha grew up in Alabama and lived in Georgia. Samantha received her bachelor's degree in Social Science from Washington State University and also did an emersion program in International Relations at Peking University in Beijing, China. She received her Executive Education at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Maureen Bock
Maureen Bock, VP, Education & Training, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates

As a credit union industry leader for nearly three decades, Maureen is an advocate for educational, networking opportunities, and leadership development for credit union staff and executives. Her work for a credit union after college ignited her passion for the industry. She worked in a variety of roles from payments to member engagement to product/vendor relationship management to education and training while at the credit union league in Georgia prior to the 2019 merger with League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU). Today, she leads the Education and Training area for LSCU.

Bobbi Grady
Bobbi Grady, Foundation Director, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates

Bobbi is dedicated to the progressive professional development of credit union staff and volunteers, financial capability programs for all age groups, and the creation of valuable resources for our member credit unions and the communities they serve. During her free time, you can find her spending time with family and friends. Her favorite advice is, “instead of worrying about a future of unknowns, embrace the joy that is here in the present.

Brandi McKinney
Brandi McKinney, VP, Compliance/HR, Alabama CU

Brandi McKinney began her career in Credit Unions in 2009 and currently serves as Vice-President of Compliance & HR at Alabama Credit Union, where she enjoys implementing practices in 37 locations across Alabama to help team members feel good about their careers and ensure regulatory compliance simultaneously. While at Alabama Credit Union, Brandi has contributed to the company securing Best Companies to Work For in Alabama (Business Alabama/AL-SHRM) designations for ten years, as well as two Credit Union National Organization (America's Credit Unions) HR/OD Excellence awards, and was a Credit Union Magazine 2020 Credit Union Rock Star.

Brandi’s favorite part of her job is living the Credit Union philosophy of People Helping People, and she loves that at Alabama Credit Union, all team members, partner organizations, and members have true company ownership.

lauren howle
Lauren Howle, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate America CU

Lauren is responsible for the product implementation, marketing & communications, human resources, and compliance departments at Corporate America Credit Union. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration in 2003 and was on both the President’s List and Dean’s List. She held various positions in the financial services industry before joining CACU in 2008. Lauren spends her free time working on her negotiation skills, courtesy of her two young children.

lisa coffey
Lisa Coffey, Chief Innovation Officer, Corporate America CU

With nearly 35 years’ experience in payment services operations and product development for corporate credit unions, Lisa Coffey is a true expert and advocate for the credit union industry. She was president of her own LLC Consulting Company, offering payment operation consulting services on best practices, strategic planning, product development & implementations, policy and procedure development and consultative solution selling.

Lisa has served at the executive level for over 25 years as VP, Payment Operations, Chief Operations Officer and is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at Corporate America Credit Union. In her most recent role she oversees payment operations, product development and business development. Lisa serves on The Clearing House’s Real Time Payments Advisory Committee as well as FRB’s FedNow Pilot Program. Additionally, Lisa is currently serving on NACHA’s Board of Directors and Payments Institute 2023 Board of Regents.



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