Mike De Vere, CEO of Zest AI, has 20 years of experience transforming organizations large, small, public, and private, and he loves nothing better than figuring out how to use technology to solve strategic business issues. Prior to Zest, Mike was managing director of Nielsen’s global insights business, converting it to a SaaS-based model. Before that, he was president and CEO of Harris Interactive and spent more than a decade in leadership roles at J.D. Power.


Scott Hildenbrand

Piper Sandler

Scott Hildenbrand serves as chief balance sheet strategist and head of the financial strategies group at Piper Sandler, working with financial institutions on interest rate risk management, investment portfolio strategy, retail and wholesale funding management, capital planning, budgeting, and stress testing. In addition to this role, Scott was elected to the Financial Managers Society board […]

Rodney Hood

Rodney Hood

Board Member


Rodney Hood, current board member for the National Credit Union Administration, served as chairman and vice chairman of the NCUA, positions he was nominated to by former Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush. Today, he’s NCUA’s representative on the board of directors of NeighborWorks America, one of the nation’s leading affordable housing and community […]

Charlotte Nemec

President & CEO

Canopy CU

Charlotte Nemec began her career in the credit union industry by landing a job as a human resource specialist after completing her economics degree at Eastern Washington University. Fast forward 20 years and a couple of promotions, and she now serves as president and CEO of Canopy Credit Union. Charlotte is passionate about her team’s and members’ […]

Robert Richman


Robert Richman is a systematic guide to the high-performance workplace and authority on employee culture. Former culture strategist at Zappos, he co-created Zappos Insights to share the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture and world-class customer service. Robert helps companies build culture through experiences. Using principles of high performance and self-organization, he creates an interactive […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

President & CEO

GoWest Credit Union Association

Phone: 503.350.2212

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x212


Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the GoWest Credit Union Association  the trade association representing more than 300 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions in Arizona, Colorado Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. More than 16.5 million consumers are members of those credit unions. Under Stang’s leadership, the Association is focused on nurturing an innovative […]

Stephanie Teubner

Blue FCU

Stephanie Teubner is a successful credit union and community leader who dedicates her time and talent to the credit union movement and community she calls home, Cheyenne, Wyoming. For 21 years, she has led Blue Federal Credit Union, which has more than $1.6 billion in assets and serves over 110,000 members worldwide. Stephanie also sits […]

Tyler Valentine

President & CEO

StagePoint FCU

Tyler Valentine is the president and CEO of StagePoint Federal Credit Union, a position he has held since 2008. He serves as treasurer for the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation and as founding member and chair of the Mountain West Young Credit Union Professionals. Tyler was named to the Mountain West Outstanding Young Professionals in […]