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 computer science students to build real-world blockchain applications. Prior to joining DePaul, Professor Black was an economist at the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C., where he focused on bank regulation.

ADDITIONAL SPRING CEO SUMMIT SPEAKERS

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 […]

Nora Carpenter

Nora Carpenter

President & CEO

United Way of Treasure Valley

Nora Carpenter is the President and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley, a well-known leader in Idaho’s nonprofit community. She was named the Idaho Business Review’s Idaho Woman of the Year in 2016 and CEO of Influence in 2019. An Idaho native originally from Caldwell and a proud Idaho Vandal, Carpenter joined United Way […]

Erin Nielsen Head Shot

Erin Lopez Nielsen

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

WA DFI

Erin López Nielsen is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Director for the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). In this role, she is implementing DFI priorities for greater financial equity for communities of color and other underserved groups in Washington State. Erin brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of DEI.  She started […]

Patti Perkins

Director

ID Department of Finance

Patricia (Patti) Perkins has been in Idaho business for over 25 years.  She has a long history in commercial banking where her last assignment with KeyBank was SVP in charge of retail banking in Idaho.  She also has spent much of her career in human resources, starting with banks in California, moving to Idaho and […]

Janet Powell

Janet M. Powell

Director

OR Department of Finance

Janet Powell has worked for the State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, since September 1992, when she was hired as a Financial Examiner. Powell was appointed Supervising Examiner of the Credit Union Program on July 1, 2004, and was appointed as its Program Manager in […]

ADDITIONAL MAXX ANNUAL CONVENTION SPEAKERS

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 […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

President & CEO

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2212

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x212

tstang@nwcua.org

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

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2224

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x224

jwagner@nwcua.org

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 […]

Nora Carpenter

Nora Carpenter

President & CEO

United Way of Treasure Valley

Nora Carpenter is the President and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley, a well-known leader in Idaho’s nonprofit community. She was named the Idaho Business Review’s Idaho Woman of the Year in 2016 and CEO of Influence in 2019. An Idaho native originally from Caldwell and a proud Idaho Vandal, Carpenter joined United Way […]

Erin Nielsen Head Shot

Erin Lopez Nielsen

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director

WA DFI

Erin López Nielsen is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Director for the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI). In this role, she is implementing DFI priorities for greater financial equity for communities of color and other underserved groups in Washington State. Erin brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of DEI.  She started […]

Patti Perkins

Director

ID Department of Finance

Patricia (Patti) Perkins has been in Idaho business for over 25 years.  She has a long history in commercial banking where her last assignment with KeyBank was SVP in charge of retail banking in Idaho.  She also has spent much of her career in human resources, starting with banks in California, moving to Idaho and […]

Janet Powell

Janet M. Powell

Director

OR Department of Finance

Janet Powell has worked for the State of Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, since September 1992, when she was hired as a Financial Examiner. Powell was appointed Supervising Examiner of the Credit Union Program on July 1, 2004, and was appointed as its Program Manager in […]