About the Lenders’ Council

The Lenders’ Council is a community of lending professionals focused on the current and future lending needs of Northwest credit unions. Members of this Council will stay on top of matters affecting the lending industry by having access to a wealth of information through networking with fellow credit union lenders. The available peer support and resources in lending strategies will help bolster interest in the industry, while looking ahead to what’s on the horizon for credit union lending professionals.

Event Locations

The council meets via videoconferencing in Boise, Eugene, Lewiston, Medford, Pocatello, SeaTac, Spokane, and Tigard.

Meeting 1 Information - April 17, 2018

Event Details:

April 17, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (PT)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MT)

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Program Agenda

How exactly is technology evolving the financial services industry? What is artificial intelligence and how is it impacting the lending process? We will discuss these topics in depth as we hear from two companies that are revolutionizing consumer lending and member experience. In the morning, we will be joined by Jeff Keltner, Head of Business Development at Upstart, who will be sharing the learnings of Upstart, who over the past 4 years in their journey have used Machine Learning and AI to increase the number of Americans who have access to credit, all while lowering loss rates.  In the afternoon, we will be joined by Hal Scoggins, Shareholder at Farleigh Wada Witt, who will discuss lending hot topics and answer your questions. We will also have time for a roundtable discussion where we will hear from local credit unions on their tips and tricks for developing successful mortgage and indirect lending programs. Bring your questions! 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. PT
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. MT

Carmen Vigil • Director Cooperative Momentum • NWCUA
10:15 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. PT
11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. MT
Why Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Will Define the Future of Consumer Lending

Jeff Keltner • Business Development • Upstart
11:10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. PT
12:10 p.m. – 12:25 p.m. MT
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT
12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT
Next Big Thing
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PT
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. MT
Networking Lunch

Included in your Registration
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PT
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. MT
Roundtable Discussion

Jeri Maher • Mortgage Loan Officer • Advantis CU
Debbie Tarbuck • Sr. Manager • Indirect Lending • BECU
Hal Scoggins • Shareholder • Farleigh Wada Witt
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
Session Wrap-up

Meeting 2 Information - Sept. 13, 2018

Event Details:

Sept. 13, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (PT)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (MT)

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Program Agenda

Agenda TBA.

Council Memberships & Scholarships

Council Memberships

Attend an individual council meeting or purchase a membership for your credit union. Click here to view Council membership options and pricing.

A la Carte Options:

  • Individual Council Attendance: $79.00


Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the Credit Union Movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand this can take a significant commitment of time and money. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides professional development scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants.

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Event Sponsor

Thank You to Our Sponsor:

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Council Resources

There is a listerv associated with this Council, email training@nwcua.org to get added.

NWCUA Staff Liaison

Carmen Vigil
Director, Cooperative Momentum
Direct: 206.340.4817
Toll Free: 800.995.9064 x122

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Twenty-four hour cancellation notice required. Failure to do so will result in a $10.00 fee. Refunds are not available. This program is open to NWCUA Member and Associate Member credit union employees only.

For more information about the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Council program, email Carmen Vigil at cvigil@nwcua.org.