Drive ’17 Conference Delivers the Speakers and Strategies to Help CUs Win

by Bill Meyer

The lending marketplace continues to see competition ramp up. And now, more than ever, to remain not only competitive, but to gain market share, credit unions that embrace cutting-edge technology and strategies to capture more loans, improve loan portfolio performance, better engage members, and improve member loyalty, have a distinct advantage.

Leading experts and innovators from the worlds of finance, automotive and marketing will be taking center stage at the DRIVE ’17 Conference, May 23-25 in Las Vegas, providing attendees comprehensive insight to the latest strategies and best practices that credit unions need to gain a true competitive edge over banks and other lenders.

The industry’s premier lending conference, DRIVE assists credit union leaders, lending executives and managers achieve better results in lending performance with expertise and insight from industry disruptors.

From trends in financial services innovation, harnessing Big Data, and improving loans and efficiencies, to the latest in digital marketing strategies and integrated branding, lending best practices, and the state of the auto industry, here’s your best opportunity of the year to gain crucial insight to the hot topics and issues facing credit unions today.

Join us as our dynamic line-up of keynote speakers offer candid talks that reveal vital new trends and best practices, and provide some unexpected moments:

The Innovation Killers, with Jim Carroll, Leading Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert

Jim Carroll is one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts, with a massive global blue chip client list that ranges from NASA to the PGA, Disney to Johnson & Johnson, and more. Over the last 20 years, more than 2 million people have shared his insight with his events, taking in his ability to inspire audiences through a combination of deep insight, on-stage humor and motivational guidance, all grounded in deep observations on future trends.

The Next 3 Years of Automotive Retail, with Maryann Keller, Automotive Strategist and Wall Street Analyst

Auto analyst Maryann Keller worked as a Wall Street securities analyst for the automotive industry for over two decades. During that time, she participated in MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program which published, The Future of the Automobile Industry and Machine that Changes the World. She also authored Rude Awakening: The Rise, Fall and Struggle to Recover at General Motors, which won the Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing.

Winning Body Language to Stand Out, Win Trust and Credibility, with Mark Bowden, Leading Expert on Body Language

Mark Bowden was voted #1 in the world’s top 30 Body Language Professionals for two years running by Global Gurus for his world class communication techniques, in which he trains leading business people, teams, presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and Prime Ministers of G8 powers.

The U.S. Economy: What is in Store?, with Elliott Eisenburg Ph.D., Economist

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational. His research and opinions have been featured in a variety of publications, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune.

A Candid Conversation with NADA, with Peter Welch, President, National Automobile Dealers Association

Peter Welch is President and CEO of NADA, a national trade association that represents the interests of over 16,500 franchised auto dealerships in the U.S.  Prior to joining NADA, Peter served as President and CEO of the California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA).

Additional DRIVE ’17 speakers and session hosts include:

  • Michael Buckingham and James E. Houston, J.D. Power & Associates
  • Tansley Stearns, Chief Impact Officer, Filene Research Institute
  • Marcie Belles, Vice President of Auto Finance, Royal Media
  • Tuck Hauptfuhrer, Credit Karma
  • Neil Goldman, Senior Partner, Goldman Consulting & Strategy
  • Tony Boutelle, CEO and President, CU Direct
  • Michael Cochrum, Vice President, Analytics and Advisory Services, CU Direct
  • Jeff Shood, CEO, Intuvo

Plus, for the third year in a row, we are excited to have returning host and emcee Andrew Davis, as well as featured speakers from Experian, DocuSign, and much more!

What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily have to stay in Vegas — discover the strategies your credit union can take with you to gain a real competitive edge. Join us at DRIVE ’17!

About the Author

Bill Meyer
Bill Meyer is the PR and Corporate Communications Lead for CU Direct.