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GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT // GRAPEVINE, TX

Insight with an Emphasis on Impact

At DRIVE '18, the most insightful and experienced leaders in the credit union industry come together in one space to share their vast knowledge and cultivated expertise. On stage, they’ll speak on topics like innovative strategies, cutting edge technologies, and best practices, all with a special focus on credit unions.

Keynote and General Session Speakers

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis’ 20-year career has taken him from local television to The Today Show. He’s worked for The Muppets in New York. He’s marketed for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands. His latest book, Town INC hit shelves in 2015. He’s produced for Charles Kuralt and MTV. He even produced a documentary film called Roadside Ambition: The amazing true story of one small town with two huge balls. In 2001, Andrew co-founded Tippingpoint Labs, where, as the chief strategy officer, Andrew and his team helped companies like Putnam Investments, Breville and TomTom. They built digital strategies for publishers like Rodale and Meredith. For more than a decade, Drew has led the charge to change the way publishers think and how brands market their products in a digital world. Andrew’s first marketing book, Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships, is one of Amazon.com’s Top 100 Marketing Books.

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis’ 20-year career has taken him from local television to The Today Show. He’s worked for The Muppets in New York. He’s marketed for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands. His latest book, Town INC hit shelves in 2015. He’s produced for Charles Kuralt and MTV. He even produced a documentary film called Roadside Ambition: The amazing true story of one small town with two huge balls. In 2001, Andrew co-founded Tippingpoint Labs, where, as the chief strategy officer, Andrew and his team helped companies like Putnam Investments, Breville and TomTom. They built digital strategies for publishers like Rodale and Meredith. For more than a decade, Drew has led the charge to change the way publishers think and how brands market their products in a digital world. Andrew’s first marketing book, Brandscaping: Unleashing the Power of Partnerships, is one of Amazon.com’s Top 100 Marketing Books.

EMCEE
Nicholas J. Webb

Nicholas Webb is a world-renowned Corporate Strategist and Innovator. Nicholas is the author of several bestselling books including, The Innovation Playbook, The Digital Innovation Playbook and his Number One Bestselling book, What Customers Crave. As a Certified Management Consultant, he works with some of the top brands in the world to help them lead their market in Enterprise Strategy, Customer Experience (CX) and Innovation. Nicholas was awarded his Doctorate of Humane Letters and serves as both an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Innovation at WesternU, a top Southern California Medical School. As a partner at Cravve, Nicholas and his firm have conducted comprehensive research in the automotive industry for OEM’s. Additionally, he has extensive research specific to emerging trends in the area of automotive dealerships. His clients include: Daimler Motors, Freightliner, DealerOn and Polaris Industries for the incredibly successful launch of the new Indian Motorcycle. As an inventor, Nicholas has been awarded over forty patents ranging from one of the smallest implants to one of the world's first wearable technologies.

Nicholas J. Webb

Nicholas Webb is a world-renowned Corporate Strategist and Innovator. Nicholas is the author of several bestselling books including, The Innovation Playbook, The Digital Innovation Playbook and his Number One Bestselling book, What Customers Crave. As a Certified Management Consultant, he works with some of the top brands in the world to help them lead their market in Enterprise Strategy, Customer Experience (CX) and Innovation. Nicholas was awarded his Doctorate of Humane Letters and serves as both an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Innovation at WesternU, a top Southern California Medical School. As a partner at Cravve, Nicholas and his firm have conducted comprehensive research in the automotive industry for OEM’s. Additionally, he has extensive research specific to emerging trends in the area of automotive dealerships. His clients include: Daimler Motors, Freightliner, DealerOn and Polaris Industries for the incredibly successful launch of the new Indian Motorcycle. As an inventor, Nicholas has been awarded over forty patents ranging from one of the smallest implants to one of the world's first wearable technologies.

Corporate Strategist, Innovator, and Best-Selling Author
Lee Wetherington, AAP

Lee Wetherington, AAP, is Director of Strategic Insight for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ:JKHY). Lee directs the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry at large. To this end, he creates programs, presentations, and articles designed to orient and educate financial executives on the trends and implications of new technologies. He routinely delivers keynotes nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in fintech, payments, and the online/mobile/social channels, and he is widely renowned for his unique style of comedic delivery.

Lee has delivered over 400 keynotes for state, national, and international trade groups, including the American Bankers Association (ABA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Credit Union Executive Society (CUES), Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), Bank Administration Institute (BAI), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He  has served as Technology Faculty Chair for several graduate schools of banking and management, and has delivered guest lectures on leadership and technology at universities across the country. He was named “Strategic Alliance Executive of the Year” at the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards, which recognizes the world’s top executives across every major industry globally. Lee’s articles and commentary have been published in American Banker, BAI’s Banking Strategies, ABA’s Bank Marketing, ICBA’s Independent Banker, and InformationWeek’s Bank Systems + Technology.

Lee received bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English from Duke University in 1990, and, in 1993, he completed graduate studies at Emory University. In 1995, he earned the distinguished Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).

Lee Wetherington, AAP

Lee Wetherington, AAP, is Director of Strategic Insight for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® (NASDAQ:JKHY). Lee directs the development of actionable insight and strategy for the financial services industry at large. To this end, he creates programs, presentations, and articles designed to orient and educate financial executives on the trends and implications of new technologies. He routinely delivers keynotes nationwide focusing upon opportunities and challenges in fintech, payments, and the online/mobile/social channels, and he is widely renowned for his unique style of comedic delivery.

Lee has delivered over 400 keynotes for state, national, and international trade groups, including the American Bankers Association (ABA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA), Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Credit Union Executive Society (CUES), Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), Bank Administration Institute (BAI), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He  has served as Technology Faculty Chair for several graduate schools of banking and management, and has delivered guest lectures on leadership and technology at universities across the country. He was named “Strategic Alliance Executive of the Year” at the 2013 Golden Bridge Awards, which recognizes the world’s top executives across every major industry globally. Lee’s articles and commentary have been published in American Banker, BAI’s Banking Strategies, ABA’s Bank Marketing, ICBA’s Independent Banker, and InformationWeek’s Bank Systems + Technology.

Lee received bachelor’s degrees in Economics and English from Duke University in 1990, and, in 1993, he completed graduate studies at Emory University. In 1995, he earned the distinguished Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) certification from the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).

Director of Strategic Insight // Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, an economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States.  He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.

Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation.  His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups.

Elliot’s interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of its rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, an economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States.  He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy that is available at www.econ70.com.

Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, often as keynote speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding and tourism, consequences of government regulation, strategic business development and other current economic issues. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation.  His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is a regularly featured guest on cable news programs, talk and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than eighty-five articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, hedge funds and investment advisory groups.

Elliot’s interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of its rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Mark Schulman

Get ready to be empowered, inspired and elevated to an evolved mindset and new level of peak performance. Having performed for over a billion people, Mark unlocks the Rockstar Attitude by incorporating his powerful business philosophy and innovative strategic content with engaging multimedia and drum performances. Through Mark’s high-energy speaking style, strategic business expertise, and dynamic, interactive musical activities, you will get to express your own rhythms, fortify individual strengths and enhance emotional connections with your colleagues and families. Mark’s presentations have the excitement of a rock show with the transformational results of a cutting-edge keynote. Think Tony Robbins meets Bono meets Ringo Starr; you’ll break the boundaries of possibility and performance while rocking out to an unforgettable mix of live drumming, interactive performances, and compelling stories from Mark’s intimate experiences with P!NK, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Cher, and other world-class artists.

Mark Schulman

Get ready to be empowered, inspired and elevated to an evolved mindset and new level of peak performance. Having performed for over a billion people, Mark unlocks the Rockstar Attitude by incorporating his powerful business philosophy and innovative strategic content with engaging multimedia and drum performances. Through Mark’s high-energy speaking style, strategic business expertise, and dynamic, interactive musical activities, you will get to express your own rhythms, fortify individual strengths and enhance emotional connections with your colleagues and families. Mark’s presentations have the excitement of a rock show with the transformational results of a cutting-edge keynote. Think Tony Robbins meets Bono meets Ringo Starr; you’ll break the boundaries of possibility and performance while rocking out to an unforgettable mix of live drumming, interactive performances, and compelling stories from Mark’s intimate experiences with P!NK, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Cher, and other world-class artists.

Rockstar Keynote
Nancy Giordano

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

Nancy started a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA. For more than a decade now, she has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense cultural and technological shifts we’re facing. Her extensive knowledge of the drivers shaping our future (and driving business) have guided transformation projects with The Coca Cola Company, Brinker International, Sprint, Nestle, Acumen, Energizer, Mercedes Benz and many other Fortune 500 companies. Her work has made her one of the fastest rising women speakers in the world, both as a keynote speaker and at C-level strategy exchanges, in wide range of industries including technology, entertainment, travel, food, retail, consumer products, homebuilding, talent, B2B services, and much more.

Her current work is diving more deeply into the intersections of tech, business and society. Two recent examples include her work to frame the internal culture and talent infrastructure for a leading artificial intelligence company, and the producing of Gigaom Change, a Leader’s Summit diving into the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise. She has been ranked as one of the World’s Top Female Futurists (research by Ross Dawson) and was voted 7th Woman of Influence on the Future of Leadership list (Women Speakers Association). She was the first global TEDx licensee and currently leads a youth-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx events for teens, hosting nearly 1000 annually.

Her vibrant presentations are about answers to your toughest questions. She meticulously crafts her talks based on the specific needs of your audience, spending time with you in advance to pinpoint the critical issues. If you are looking for a high-energy futurist who thinks like a strategist and acts like a creative marketer, she may be the perfect speaker for your next event.

Nancy Giordano

Described as endlessly optimistic, Nancy is a strategic futurist with a drive to help enterprise organizations and visionary leaders transform to meet the escalating expectations ahead. Recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists, she has spent her career building, shaping and evolving a portfolio of $50 billion worth of major global brands. Executives love her unique abilities to sense and synthesize the shifts ahead and to guide those ready to build more relevant and sustainable solutions.

Nancy started a formidable career at several of the most influential ad agencies in NY, Chicago, and LA. For more than a decade now, she has been the Founder/CEO of Play Big Inc., a strategic inspiration company, applying her broad understanding of the intense cultural and technological shifts we’re facing. Her extensive knowledge of the drivers shaping our future (and driving business) have guided transformation projects with The Coca Cola Company, Brinker International, Sprint, Nestle, Acumen, Energizer, Mercedes Benz and many other Fortune 500 companies. Her work has made her one of the fastest rising women speakers in the world, both as a keynote speaker and at C-level strategy exchanges, in wide range of industries including technology, entertainment, travel, food, retail, consumer products, homebuilding, talent, B2B services, and much more.

Her current work is diving more deeply into the intersections of tech, business and society. Two recent examples include her work to frame the internal culture and talent infrastructure for a leading artificial intelligence company, and the producing of Gigaom Change, a Leader’s Summit diving into the seven most disruptive technologies for enterprise. She has been ranked as one of the World’s Top Female Futurists (research by Ross Dawson) and was voted 7th Woman of Influence on the Future of Leadership list (Women Speakers Association). She was the first global TEDx licensee and currently leads a youth-led team to produce one of the globe’s largest TEDx events for teens, hosting nearly 1000 annually.

Her vibrant presentations are about answers to your toughest questions. She meticulously crafts her talks based on the specific needs of your audience, spending time with you in advance to pinpoint the critical issues. If you are looking for a high-energy futurist who thinks like a strategist and acts like a creative marketer, she may be the perfect speaker for your next event.

Strategic Futurist and Corporate Strategist
Tony Boutelle, CU Direct

Tony Boutelle is the president and chief executive officer of CU Direct. Tony has over 30 years of credit union industry experience, beginning his career at the Colorado Credit Union League in 1985. He continued his career at the California Credit Union League in the beginning of 1987 and moved to CUNA Mutual Group in 1991 where he held executive positions at both companies. He returned to the California Credit Union League in 1994 to start CU Direct Corporation. He has built the network to include 1,100 credit unions that represent 53 million members and over 14,000 auto dealers.

Under Tony’s leadership, the company has grown into the nation’s leading lending and automotive solutions provider for credit unions. Tony has successfully expanded the organization to include products such as Lending 360 (Loan Origination System), CUDL (Lending Portal), OnSpot Financing (Retail Loans), Lending Insights (Loan Analytics) and comprehensive auto buying programs. In 2017, CU Direct helped credit unions fund over $40 billion in new loans and over $200 billion since inception.

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.

Tony Boutelle

Tony Boutelle is the president and chief executive officer of CU Direct. Tony has over 30 years of credit union industry experience, beginning his career at the Colorado Credit Union League in 1985. He continued his career at the California Credit Union League in the beginning of 1987 and moved to CUNA Mutual Group in 1991 where he held executive positions at both companies. He returned to the California Credit Union League in 1994 to start CU Direct Corporation. He has built the network to include 1,100 credit unions that represent 53 million members and over 14,000 auto dealers.

Under Tony’s leadership, the company has grown into the nation’s leading lending and automotive solutions provider for credit unions. Tony has successfully expanded the organization to include products such as Lending 360 (Loan Origination System), CUDL (Lending Portal), OnSpot Financing (Retail Loans), Lending Insights (Loan Analytics) and comprehensive auto buying programs. In 2017, CU Direct helped credit unions fund over $40 billion in new loans and over $200 billion since inception.

Tony graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.

President and CEO // CU Direct

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