Mark Arnold, President, On the Mark Strategies
Top 10 Marketing Trends Every Credit Union Should Know
Developing the Ultimate Strategic Plan
Mark is an acclaimed speaker and expert in branding, training and strategic marketing for businesses, credit unions and banks. He helps credit unions and banks achieve their goals with insight and energized training.
Mark serves as president of On the Mark Strategies, a consulting firm specializing in branding and strategic planning. Not a mere consultant, Mark partners with credit unions and organizations to help achieve their desired strategic goals. He has worked with financial institutions ranging in size from $32 million to $7.5 billion.
Prior to founding On The Mark Strategies, Mark served as senior vice president for a multi-million dollar financial institution in Dallas where he oversaw and planned strategies for multiple departments, including marketing, business development, human resources, training and customer investments.
Hugh Blane, President, Author, and Speaker, Claris Consulting
Transformational Leadership: Creating a Culture Where the Extraordinary is Commonplace
Mastering Your Mindset: Developing a Mindset of Passion, Growth and Innovation
Hugh is a nationally recognized business strategist hired to help organizations solve challenging business issues, strengthen personal and professional relationships, and execute on strategic initiatives with greater effectiveness. A subject-matter expert in leadership, team performance and influence, Hugh is a senior-level consultant who has worked with thousands of people in a wide variety of organizations including Spacelabs Medical, KPMG, Costco, Starbucks and Microsoft.
Hugh Blane is a compelling mixture of consultant, educator, coach and inspiring speaker who honed his consulting skills with renowned business author, Tom Peters. As a Senior Consultant with the Tom Peters Company, Hugh equipped and inspired leaders to do something daily that moved them and their organizations closer to their greatest potential. With 30-plus years of management, sales and leadership experience, Hugh approaches his work with the firm belief that, discovering what matters to you, what motivates you and what you want to be known for is the first step in creating breakthrough performance.
Prior to joining the Tom Peters Company, Hugh spent 12 years as the owner and CEO of a financial planning firm where he reinvented what it meant to serve clients. He helped clients gain clarity about their financial goals, and then developed and implemented investment strategies that fulfilled these goals with less risk and greater personal control. The result was a host of satisfied investors who not only accumulated wealth, but enjoyed a more rewarding and enriching life.
John Manzella, President and CEO, Manzella Trade Communications, Inc.
Economic Trends, International Trade and What’s Ahead
John is a world-recognized author and speaker on global business, emerging risks and the latest economic trends. He has written several books, including Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact.
His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Xinhua (China), La Jornada (Mexico) and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.
John also is founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm with a focus on global business and today's leading economic issues.
Additionally, he is Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Northeast Regional Legislative Coordinator for the National Association of District Export Councils, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.
Elizabeth McCormick, Former Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Inspirational Officer, Soar 2 Success International
The P.I.L.O.T. Method Workshop: The 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life
With her military career as a decorated U.S. Army Black Hawk Pilot (who flew air assault, top-secret intelligence missions, and transported high-level government VIPs), her exemplary business background including being a global contract negotiator, and her nationally recognized network marketing success, Elizabeth shattered the glass ceiling as an in-demand international Keynote Speaker, and Network Television Host of Beyond The Call. Leadership Authority listed her as one of the Top 5 Leadership Experts to Follow (#4 just behind Tony Robbins).
Her leadership and rise to success in the military paved the way for her professional achievements in corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Through her gifted art of analyzation and negotiation, expert mentoring abilities, mastery of management, and team-building skills, she led several teams throughout her career to top achievements that include millions of dollars in strategic cost-saving measures for national, international, and global corporations.
Her authority on Leadership, Business, and Veterans Issues is highly sought after with the media. She is frequently seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, in the Wall Street Journal and more. Her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the Five Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life, has sold more than 30,000 copies and is considered a “must read” along with her 15+-business tip books in the Soar 2 Success series.
As a decorated Warrant Officer, her many military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service medal for her contributions during Hurricane Hugo. In 2011 Elizabeth received the U.S. Congressional Veteran Commendation for her service to her country and community as a disabled veteran.
Sundeep Kapur, Digital Strategist, Omni-Channel Execution
Battling FinTech: The Future of Finance/Creating a Blueprint for 2025
Sundeep is an educator focused on helping credit unions enhance member engagement. He has helped chart a successful course for over 100 financial institutions, conducted workshops across industry, and continues to enhance the learning.
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