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Compliance Connection Conference

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August 25th, 2015 8:30 AM   through   August 26th, 2015 4:00 PM

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The Missouri Credit Union Association has contracted the CU Solutions Group, a Michigan CUSO serving more than 3,000 credit unions and leagues, to provide training and consultation for the 2015 Compliance Connection Conference. Amy and Jamie will present on a number of topics while taking a non-traditional approach to compliance related issues and training. Emphasis will be placed on participant interaction as well as networking opportunities for the group. Attending this conference will help you build your own course for stress-free compliance at your credit union.

About the Speakers

Amy Wargo, CUCE, BSACS, CRVPMAmy has worked in the financial industry for more than 20 years, most recently as Compliance Consulting Manager for CU Solutions Group. Her expertise includes a background in compliance/internal audit implementation, operational experience in procedural development, lending and training. She is certified in credit union compliance, vendor program management and the Bank Secrecy Act and is a trained Six Sigma Champion. She is an experienced developer of both technical and training resources, as well as training delivery. Amy provides compliance consulting services to credit unions throughout Michigan that include onsite shared staffing support and project based engagements.

Jamie L. Howell, CUCEJamie is a seasoned regulatory and operational compliance professional dedicated to helping credit unions improve the lives of their members. As a consultant for CU Solutions Group, she demonstrates a genuine passion and enthusiasm for developing a culture that exemplifies empowerment, accountability and respect for her peers in the workplace. A certified compliance expert since 2006, Jamie is also a certified credit counselor and advocates for various financial literacy initiatives. With experience in institutions of all asset ranges, Jamie delivers scalable solutions that allow credit unions to offer the best options in the consumer banking market.

Agenda: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8:30 - 9 a.m. Check In & Continental Breakfast

9 - 10:15 a.m. 
Presenter: Jamie Howell
Reg Rewind: What the CFPB Meant to Do Was...
We’ll kick off the conference by going back and figuring out what we’ve learned from the CFPB’s first, awkward attempts at redefining the world of consumer banking. It’s been a bit messy, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Presenter: Amy Wargo
To Serve and Protect: Product Development Cycle
Compliance must be woven into every process including the product development cycle. Focus on helping your credit union offer products that serve and protect the member.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Amy Wargo
Lunch & Learn: Regulation Celebration!
If you can plan a party, you can read a regulation. This back-to-basics session will show compliance officers how to kick it old school and research a rule for yourself instead of relying on someone else’s interpretation.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Presenter: Jamie Howell
Defining the Role of Compliance Officer, Tools of the Trade
We’ll cover the developing role of compliance professionals and get acquainted with the variety of helpful tools available to make complying more efficient.

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Presenter: Amy Wargo
Speed Chat: Compliance Hot Topics

4:30 - 5 p.m.
Network with your fellow compliance professionals to share ideas, make some friends and have fun.

Agenda: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8:30 - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 - 10:15 a.m.
Presenter: Amy Wargo
Promoting a Culture of Compliance in the Real World
The 2014 Guidance from FINCen is a great foundation for expanding an overall compliance culture, beyond BSA. This session will discuss taking the lessons outlined in this document and applying it toward other compliance areas of your credit union.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Presenter: Jamie Howell
Merging Compliance Culture & Professional Sales Skills
Now that you’ve gotten your culture of compliance in place, it’s time to get
back to focusing on members! Reinvigorate your sales game with these simple strategies that put closing the deal in the palm of your hand.

11: 45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Presenter: Jamie Howell & Amy Wargo
Breakout Sessions:
Compliance Hot Topic To Be Announced
CFPB 2015 Rule Changes Effective January, 2014

3 - 3:30 p.m.
Presenter: Amy Wargo
Same Time, Next Year
A listing of required annual audits, risk assessments and training topics that will keep your compliance calendar balanced and without surprises.

3:30 - 4 p.m.
Take Aways & Recap

Registration Information

DoubleTree Hotel Westport Hotel                       Room Rates (per night)
1973 Craigshire Rd.                                            Standard Room: $152.10
St. Louis, MO 63146                                           Reservation Contact: Emily Townsley at
Ph: 314.434.0100                                                Ph: 314.682.3366

Hotel Reservations
To receive the rate stated above, please contact Emily Townsley directly and mention the “MCUA Compliance Conference.” Rooms will be held on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have a dietary restriction, medical or physical condition requiring special attention, please advise us during online registration so we can make proper arrangements.

Conference Investment
The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is offering tiered pricing (shown below) for eligible credit unions. Event fees include all materials, speaker fees, breakfast, lunch and breaks.

Asset Size Discount On/Before 8/3 After 8/3
<$9.99 M 75% $125 $125
$10 - $19.99 M 50% $249 $249
$20 - $29.99 M 25% $374 $374
$30 M + n/a



Contact Julie Thornton at 800.392.3074, ext. 1321 or


August 25th, 2015 8:30 AM   through   August 26th, 2015 4:00 PM