Andy Core is a credentialed, award-winning authority on increasing employee engagement, productivity, and wellness motivation. His talent lies in helping hardworking, conscientious adults thrive at work and in their personal lives. Andy has spent the past 15 years researching ways to become better equipped to thrive in today’s hectic society — helping organizations build teams that cost less, have better attitudes, and accomplish more.


Mark Alguard



Mark Alguard is president of Momentum, a design-build firm that helps credit unions thrive through people-centric branching and workplace strategies. Momentum leads the way in hybrid workplace strategy, activity-based working, and building of inclusive physical environments for the credit union industry. Mark works closely with Filene to research the future of credit union workplaces and […]

Lamont Black

Associate Professor

DePaul University

Professor Lamont Black is a recognized expert on cryptocurrency and blockchain who is a regularly invited speaker for conferences, board presentations, and the media. His teaching on cryptocurrency at DePaul covers aspects of money and investing and has been featured in the Chicago Tribune. In his graduate course on blockchain, he works with business and […]

Christine Cashen

Emcee, Speaker, & Author

MAXX Emcee

For more than 20 years, Christine Cashen has dazzled an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Australia. She is an authority on sparking innovative ideas, handling conflict, reducing stress, and energizing employees. Before hitting the speaking scene, Cashen was a university admissions officer, corporate trainer, and broadcaster. She holds […]

Shane Feldman

Founder & CEO

Count Me In

Shane Feldman, engagement expert and founder of international entrepreneurship incubator Count Me In, empowers leading brands to optimize team culture, leadership, engagement, and retention. Recognized by global organizations like the United Nations and brands like Disney and Google, he has researched community leadership on the ground in 29 countries, uncovering universal strategies used to create […]

Denny Heck

Lt. Governor

WA State

Denny Heck is humbled to serve as Washington’s 17th lieutenant governor. First elected in 2020, he brings a lifetime of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to the office.  Previously, Lt. Gov. Heck served as a Washington state representative and the first U.S. representative from Washington’s 10th Congressional District. He has successfully grown […]

Tracy Jackson

Founder & CEO

HR E-Z, Inc.

Tracy Jackson, founder and CEO of HR E-Z, Inc., is a highly engaging human resources leader and speaker. With over 25 years of business experience, including 15 as an executive, she has extensive knowledge of building and overseeing inclusive, top-performing HR departments in credit unions, as well as in companies across a variety of industries. Tracy is […]

Sultan Meghji


Duke University

Sultan Meghji is a noted expert in artificial intelligence, biotechnology, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and Web3. He most recently served as the inaugural chief innovation officer at the FDIC and currently works as a professor at Duke University’s Pratt Engineering School. With decades of experience in launching, scaling, and selling startups in frontier technologies, Sultan has […]

John Sileo

President & CEO

Sileo Group

John Sileo, president and CEO of Colorado-based think tank The Sileo Group, lost his million-dollar startup, his wealth, and two years of his life to cybercrime. The losses not only destroyed his company and decimated his life savings but also consumed two years of young fatherhood as he fought to stay out of jail. Now, John shares […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

President & CEO


Phone: 503.350.2212

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x212

Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), the trade association representing more than 170 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. More than 8.1 million consumers — 60% of the northwest population — are members of those credit unions. Under Stang’s leadership, the Association is […]

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer


Phone: 503.350.2224

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x224

Jennifer Wagner is the EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She leads the Association’s federal governmental affairs priorities, working closely with the Northwest congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. as well as in our region. Wagner oversees the Association’s grassroots advocacy programs and initiatives to raise political action funds to support candidates […]

Amy Walter

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter and Popular On-Air Political Analyst

Cook Political Report

For more than 25 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the non-partisan Cook Political Report with Amy Walter, where she provides analysis of […]