Leadership Conference Speakers

 (In alpha order by last name.)

Cortney Angeley

Cortney is the Communities & Events Director with the Filene Research Institute. In this role, Cortney aims to prepare credit unions for the next generation, while remaining true to the “people helping people” philosophy. She thrives on making human connections to understand what drives people, and then helps guide them to take action using research-based solutions.

A proud millennial, Cortney has more than 11 years of experience in financial services. Her career started at a savings and loan but she eventually ended up at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. In her most recent role, she was a supervisor over the remote service channels. Her experience working with members and team members over the past seven years gives her key insights into ease-of-use and how credit unions can create a winning omni-channel experience that makes things easy but also embraces the human connection.

Cortney earned a BA in Communication Studies from California State University, Long Beach and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. Not only does Cortney value education, but also life lessons—and what better way to connect with people than through travel. She has traveled to Europe through a study abroad program and spent time in India volunteering with a women’s group. Cortney was selected as a GAC Crasher in 2016, which helped cement her commitment to the credit union movement.

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Sam Das

Sam Das is the Director of Corporate Development at CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing a broad range of strategic transactions for the organization. Additionally, Das serves as the principal of CMFG Ventures, LLC and invests in early-stage fintech startups. Das joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2017.

Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Das was the founder and CEO of a fintech startup focused on personal savings. Das previously served as an investment banker at firms including Houlihan Lokey and Fox-Pitt, Kelton where he completed mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and capital raising transactions valued in excess of $10 billion involving companies like Principal Financial, AIG, MasterCard, Security Benefit and Lehman Brothers.

Das graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics.

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Andy Janning 

Andy Janning, president and founder of NO NET Solutions, is a financial services veteran with over 25 years of management and executive leadership experience.

During his 13-year tenure at FORUM Credit Union, starting as their Corporate Trainer and finishing as their Vice President of Organizational Development, he led the creation of hundreds of new learning and organizational development programs to support FORUM’s $700 million in asset growth.

His expertise helped FORUM capture Best Places to Work in Indiana awards in 2008 and 2012, along with a Top Place to Work award in 2010 from the Indianapolis Star.

He has earned national accolades for overall training excellence from Training Magazine and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). The Credit Union National Association named him the national Training Professional of the Year, and Training Magazine called him one of the Top Trainers in the world under the age of 40.

He’s the only person in the history of the credit union movement to hold all of these honors.

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Michele Lawlis Shelton

Michele Lawlis Shelton is a professional speaker, author and consultant on human relations in the workplace and beyond. She works with business and community leaders who are ready to enhance organizational performance by promoting relevant, intentional, and sustainable cultures of inclusion. Michele designs customized learning and coaching programs, for associates at all levels, on topics related to diversity, employee relations, trust leadership and organizational integrity. She also provides executive consult and coaching. Michele has been a trusted leader in the public, private and non-profit sectors for almost 20 years, and is available on an international basis to train, consult and keynote.

Michele previously served, by appointment of Kentucky’s 61st Governor Steven L. Beshear, as executive director of the Office for Diversity and Equality, and director of Strategic Partnerships and Mission Integration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. As a member of the cabinet’s executive team, she served as a consultant to leaders regarding the strategic alignment of cabinet divisions and provided oversight for operations of the compliance office, EEO, diversity and affirmative action programs affecting a statewide workforce of over 33,000. Prior to her state government appointment, she served as an EEO compliance investigator for the City of Louisville; resolving over 200 corporate cases of workplace harassment and discrimination.

Michele and her husband Stanley reside in Louisville, KY. They are prayerful parents of (3) adult children.

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Rolanda London

Rolanda is Park Community Credit Union's Fraud Investigator.  She is one of four Certified Financial Crimes Investigators in Kentucky.  Her experience has taken her across the country working Identity Theft Resolution for Experian and Fraud Mitigation for U.S. Bank.  She has served as a regional subject matter expert and is the current Vice President of the Louisville Area Bank Security Officers.

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David Smith

Dave Smith is President of Baxter Capital Management, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm.  Dave specializes in fixed income investments and asset/liability management for credit unions.  He regularly attends ALCO & board meetings to present interest rate risk findings and to advise credit unions on their best path forward.  He closely follows the financial markets, Fed policy announcements, and other significant economic data on a daily basis to ensure timely knowledge of market movements.  He earned his B.A. degree at Taylor University with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics.   

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