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March 01 - 06, 2015
Westin Snowmass Resort
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Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group, Inc.
Basu is one of the most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers and law firms. On behalf of government agencies and nonprofit organizations, Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies. Among other things, Basu serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and as chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Managers Association.
In recent years, he has also focused on health economics, the economics of education and economic development. He currently lectures at Johns Hopkins University in micro-, macro-, international and urban economics. In 2007, Basu was selected by the Daily Record newspaper as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.
David Braun, CEO, Capstone Strategic, Inc.
A dynamic speaker, over the past twenty years Braun has lectured to over 20,000 top-level business executives through training organizations like the American Management Association (AMA), National Center for Continuing Education (NCCE) and Vistage International, as well as a wide variety of industry trade organizations.
Since 1993, Braun has been a regularly featured speaker for the AMA’s three-day course on Mergers & Acquisitions throughout the U.S. Braun has also spoken at a number of national and international conferences including the University of Michigan’s Global Automotive Supply M&A Conference, which drew leaders of automotive companies from around the world, the Future of Polyolefins 2014 Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany and the 2014 European Base Oil and Lubricants Summit in Alicante, Spain.
He has also presented to a wide variety of trade organizations including: the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators, National Tooling & Machining Association, American Galvanizers Association, Chicago Manufacturing Center, Precision Metalforming Association, National Manufacturing Week.
Andrew Downin, Innovation Director, Filene Research Institute
Downin is passionate about igniting the innovative spirit of credit unions and their employees. As innovation director for Filene Research Institute, he translates this passion into uncovering creative solutions to solve today’s most challenging consumer finance issues.
In his role at Filene, Downin leads the prestigious i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) program, along with subsequent testing of its financial product, service, and business model ideas. Over its ten-year history, the bright minds from i3 have developed nearly 200 cooperative finance concepts, including innovations that have improved consumers’ lives, enhanced credit union efficiency, and even helped change state laws.
Prior to joining Filene Research Institute, Andrew led the product development function at SchoolsFirst FCU in Orange County, Calif. While at SchoolsFirst, he was responsible for success in driving product development, optimizing current products, and meeting member service and financial goals. He has over 15 years of executive marketing, finance, and strategic planning experience at leading credit unions throughout Southern California.
Downin graduated first in his MBA class at Pepperdine University and received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona. Downin also is a certified public accountant.
Ron Galloway, Columnist and Filmmaker
Galloway is an author and filmmaker. He researches outlier businesses and the qualities that make them great, as well as the disruptive and unintended effects of new technologies in finance and healthcare.
He directed the controversial business documentary Why WalMart Works, which received global attention and was the first film to ever have its premiere in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. He is the author of Rethinking Power¬point and Ambient Intelligence, and the upcoming documentary The Future Of Money.
He has been featured on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, BBC & ABC World News Tonight. Print coverage includes the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and New Yorker. He was the subject of a segment on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, and is a business columnist for The Huffington Post.
Deedee Myers, MSC, MA, PCC, Ph.D., CEO, DDJ Myers
As CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute, Myers leads a top tier consulting and coaching organization that facilitates leadership development in organizations, evolving boards into high performers, and taking strategic planning into effective action.
She is a known subject matter expert on succession planning, leadership development and transformative change.
Through the Advancing Leadership Institute, Myers works with executives and managers so they live in their potential and, in doing so, show up as a more valuable offer to their organization and community. Myers also leads a thriving recruitment practice, started in 1989 with emphasis on market risk management and asset/liability management supports.
Speakers are subject to change.
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