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November 14th, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST
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Virtual Cryptocurrency, Digital Currency, and Defi Event for Credit Unions is an immersive online conference that aims to educate credit union professionals about the rapidly evolving world of cryptocurrencies, digital currencies, and decentralized finance (Defi). This event provides unique opportunity for credit Unions to explore the potential benefits and risks associated with these emerging technologies, enabling them to make informed decisions and stay ahead in the ever-changing financial landscape.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
David Pace - Manager of Regulatory Advocacy, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates
The History of Cryptocurrency and the Mystery Surrounding Satoshi Nakamoto
Delve into the captivating evolution of cryptocurrency and the enigma of its inception. Set against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis, we explore the birth of Bitcoin, introduced to the world by the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto. While the identity of this mysterious creator remains a subject of intense speculation, the impact of their invention is undeniable. From its humble beginnings, Bitcoin has spurred a digital currency revolution, leading to the emergence of numerous other cryptocurrencies. As we navigate the challenges, criticisms, and milestones of this digital financial frontier, we also ponder its future implications. This presentation offers a thorough insight into the transformative potential of cryptocurrencies and the genius behind their creation. Whether you're a crypto aficionado or a newcomer, prepare for a deep dive into the heart of the digital currency phenomenon.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Amanda Senn - Chief Deputy Director for the Alabama Securities Commission
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Amanda W. Senn, Chief Deputy Director for the Alabama Securities Commission
Amanda is the Chief Deputy Director for the Alabama Securities Commission where she has been employed since 2008. She is responsible for advising the Commission on securities-related matters, investigating and prosecuting fraudulent actions surrounding the sales of securities throughout the state of Alabama, and has coordinated and litigated numerous multi-jurisdictional administrative, civil, and criminal matters. She also serves as a legislative liaison for the Commission. In that capacity, she advocates for investor protections and market integrity in Alabama.
Amanda is involved on both the State and local level in various organizations which address issues and promote awareness of Elder Abuse and Investment Fraud; including the Montgomery County Elder Justice Task Force and the Alabama Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She is actively involved in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), where she has served as Chairman of the Cybersecurity Committee, Co-Chair of the Broker Dealer Market and Regulatory Policy Committee and is currently serving as Co-Chair of the Enforcement Section. She is a frequent speaker on Alabama’s securities laws and Elder Justice, an instructor in a securities litigation course offered through NASAA, and has testified before the United State House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy on fraud and elder exploitation. Amanda is a member of the American Inns of Court, serves as Treasurer of the Montgomery County Bar Association, and as Past President of the Alabama Association of Regulatory Boards (AARB).
David Pace, Manager of Regulatory Advocacy, League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates
David Pace graduated from Georgia State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration on Finance. While in college, he worked for Associated Credit Union as a Risk Management Assistant focusing on third-party due diligence. After graduating, he accepted a position with the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance as a FinTech Examiner specializing in money service businesses and cryptocurrency companies. Currently, he is the Manager of Regulatory Advocacy with LSCU.
With more than 20 years of experience in marketing strategy, brand development, web strategy and design, social media, lead generation, product development, media relations, and events, Yolanda Lewis helps audiences understand the importance of rhythm as a critical component of marketing. Now, as the new Marketing Director for Growth by Design at LSCU, she is focused on making sure credit unions know the rhythmic marketing solutions available to them through the award-winning Growth by Design team; a trusted growth partner for all of your digital marketing needs.
Pete was named President/CEO at Corporate America in November of 2012. He has worked in the credit union world for 30 years, 29 in corporate credit unions, 1 in a natural person credit union. Pete holds a B.S. in Finance from Cal State University and an MBA from The University of Phoenix. He has served on many committees and boards including a securities broker dealer, payment systems services corporation and a governmental affairs committee. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees on the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation. Pete is a lousy golfer, flies Cessna’s for fun and takes orders from his two daughters when not at work.
Ancin Cooley, CIA CISA, is the Founder and Principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc. Synergy helps credit unions grow and thrive by helping them manage risk, increase profits, and help members. Synergy accomplishes this thru a suite of services that includes: Director training, strategic planning, Enterprise Risk Management, internal audits, and regulatory compliance reviews. As principal, Ancin manages a growing portfolio of clients throughout the United States and Caribbean. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the financial services industry. Ancin honed his skills while working as an with US Treasury Dept. At the Treasury, he performed examinations for financial institutions ranging from $1 million to $8 billion in total assets. After leaving the Treasury Dept. Ancin worked for a regional accounting firm where he led internal audits, as well as loan and pre-regulatory examination reviews. When not advising clients, training for triathlons, or spending time with his family, Ancin designs and conducts trainings for the Credit union industry. In addition, he is a well sought-after expert contributor to a host of financial publications. He has most recently been featured in Forbes Magazine and the Credit Union National Association. Ancin is originally from New Orleans, LA. but, currently lives in Chicago.
Melissa Sneed graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor's degrees in Finance and Risk Management & Insurance. In 1999, she joined the Department of Banking and Finance, and was promoted to District Director of the Northwest District office in 2008. In the Northwest District (including Atlanta), Melissa oversaw banks, credit unions, and trust companies in all sizes and variety of business models. In 2016, Melissa was appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of Supervision, which includes oversight responsibility for all state chartered financial institutions in Georgia. Melissa is a Certified Examination Manager.
Greg McClellan was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey as Administrator of the Alabama Credit Union Administration in June 2019. McClellan holds a B.S. in General Business and an MBA in Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a graduate of the BAI School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. McClellan worked in the financial industry for 44 years prior to joining ACUA, including 34 years with MAX Credit Union.
Assistant Administrator with the Alabama Credit Union Administration
Lloyd Moore is an accomplished credit union regulator and supervisor having served with the Credit Union Administration for over 29 years. He is currently serving as Assistant Administrator for the Credit Union Administration for over 14 years. As assistant administrator, Lloyd supervises seven examiners and oversees the examination programs of 56 credit unions with assets over $21 billion. He is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and member of national credit union regulatory committees. He attended the University of Alabama but graduated from Auburn University in 1987.
Mr. Duncan graduated from Flagler College in 2007 with a B.A. degree in Business Administration. In 2008, he started his career with the Office of Financial Regulation and has worked with the Division of Financial Institutions since 2014. In that time, he worked with the Division of Credit Union Regulation as an examiner, and with the Division of Banking Regulation as a case manager for the Orlando/Tampa region. Currently, he is the Area Financial Manager with the Tallahassee Field Office. Mr. Duncan is a Certified State Credit Union Examiner through NASCUS and currently work on completing his CSCUE Supervisor certification. In his free time, Mr. Duncan enjoys being outdoors, either hiking/mountain biking and playing beach volleyball.