23rd Annual CUNA Lending Council Conference

Omni Nashville Hotel | Nashville, TN | November 12 – 15, 2017


2017 Conference Speaker Biographical Sketches


  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER Jean Chatzky NBC's TODAY Show Financial Editor and Best-Selling Author
    AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip

    Best-selling author and financial expert Jean Chatzky breaks down the challenges associated with our increased longevity and talks about the important role advisor play in helping clients overcome them. With humor and knowledge gained from nearly three decades of experience reporting on people and their money, Chatzky shares her impressions on what works, what doesn't, and how to get people out of their own way.

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER Phil Hanson Multimedia Artist, Speaker, Author and Innovator
    Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities

    Success, especially in today’s fast-changing business environment, depends on our ability to make "creativity and innovation" a continuous process. Leaders want to know how their teams can rise above any challenge and succeed no matter what comes their way. Whether it’s to embrace change, overcome obstacles, sustain growth, or take your success to the next level, they want to “Embrace the Shake.”

    The term “Embrace the Shake” is coined from Artist Phil Hansen’s personal story of transformation. After developing a career-ending tremor in his drawing hand, Phil embraced his “shake” both physically and metaphorically by redefining his limitation as an impetus for creativity. Phil not only restored his artistic abilities, he became a much more creative and innovative artist than ever before. Upon sharing his message on the TED stage and millions subsequently after, “Embrace the Shake” has become a motto for many businesses to approach their limitations in a new way.

    Phil’s powerful message of finding creativity within limitations will inspire you to stop looking on the outside, and start looking inside yourself for resources that can transform your challenges into opportunities for success. Are you ready to Embrace your Shake?


Vendor partners are encouraged to support the conference via our Sponsorship Program.


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