CUNA Lending Council Virtual Conference Option

November 3-5 | Virtual Conference Option


2020 Speaker Biographical Sketches

  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot

    Former combat pilot, former police officer and world-renowned keynote speaker, Vernice FlyGirl Armour has been featured on OPRAH, CNN, MSNBC, FOX and others and presented to hundreds of organizations including Walmart, Bank of America, Shell, T-Mobile.

    With her inspirational leadership keynotes and consulting, FlyGirl commands corporate and Tech-centric executive audiences across the globe, FlyGirl’s most requested keynotes are: A NEW Conversation, Rules of Engagement, Gutsy Moves and Something Goood’s Gonna Come Outta THIS!

    Whether on the stage as a keynote speaker or beyond the podium in a fully customized consulting engagement, Vernice advises, facilitates and helps navigate during these unprecedented times. Leveraging her Get Gutsy mindset, Vernice propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot.

    A Tennessee native and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, FlyGirl holds two honorary doctorates, was a Diversity Liaison Officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She has received numerous awards as a pioneering pilot, to include her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She was the Marine Corps’ first African American Female pilot, first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department’s motorcycle squad, a Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year, two-time titleholder in their Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the women’s professional football team, the San Diego ‘Sunfire.’

    She is working on her next book, The Gutsy Move, and her signature book, Zero to BreakthroughTM was published by Penguin in 2011.

Event Overview

Looking for an alternative to the CUNA Lending Council Conference you don't have to leave home for? A new, virtual option, adapted from the planned event in San Diego, is now available.

Critical topics on business, mortgage and consumer lending as well as collections will be featured to provide credit unions the essential information they need in today's economic climate.

By attending inspiring keynotes, taking part in thoughtful discussion and breakout sessions and networking with peers, attendees will discover new ways to make their lending programs more effective, efficient and compliant.


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  • Platinum Level