Management Conference

May 10-12, 2017  |  Historic Boone Tavern |  Berea, KYBoone Tavern Front

Join us for a full agenda of informative and engaging speakers, professional development, and networking with your peers.

The Management Conference provides a unique opportunity for Kentucky's credit union leaders to discuss today's critical issues and tomorrow's opportunities.




All times are Eastern Time Zone.

Wedensday, May 10 (Optional)   
12:00 p.m. Golf - Gibson Bay Golf Course 
6:00 p.m. Evening Hospitality 
Thursday, May 11  
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Networking Event - Weston Glass Studio 
12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:00 p.m. General Session 1: Don Arkell
2:45 p.m. General Session 2: Don Arkell
4:00 p.m. General Session 3: Diane Rector
6:00 p.m. Evening Entertainment
Friday, May 12  
8:00 a.m. Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. General Session 4: Robert Jarosinski
10:45 a.m.  General Session 5: Todd Romer
12:00 p.m. Roundtable & Lunch

Session Descriptions

Consumer Payments: Insights, Trends & Technologies - Robert Jarosinski

The way in which consumers pay for goods and services and the payment solutions they use have become the face of a financial institution. Payment technologies and innovations can be a game changer. However, while payment transactions are more convenient, they can also become riskier for your credit union and your members. The constant change within the consumer payment landscape makes it difficult to stay ahead of all of the developments and leads to change within the fraud landscape.

Gain technology and risk insights, uncover the latest macro fraud trends, and hear how credit unions monitor their consumer payment exposures and use fraud rules to fight back. Focus will be placed on the cutting edge consumer payment technologies including EMV, Mobile Wallets like Apple Pay, Bitcoin, and everything in between.


don-arkell-swebDon Arkell started his career working in all areas of Sales and Lending. He eventually founded a CUSO owned by CCCU—members Auto Brokerage Service, Inc. Taking a break from the industry, Don established himself in the Pharmaceutical and Bio Tech Sales arena where he was recognized for his sales abilities, winning several national awards.

After years in the world of Biotech, Don couldn't resist the call of the Credit Union movement and in 2007 he joined Red Rocks Credit Union in Colorado. He helped them transform their lending and member service from full retail delivery to remote delivery.

Don Arkell joined the team at CU Lending Advice, LLC in September 2015. His extensive Sales and Lending experience married well with the established consultant practice at CULA.
Jarosinski Robert webRobert Jarosinski is a senior consultant in Business Protection Risk Management for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role he is responsible for providing risk management consultation on a variety of topics with a focus on payments and security.

Jarosinski joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2014. Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, Jarosinski held positions at Discover Financial Services, Capital One and HSBC. His roles included management consulting, mergers & acquisitions and risk management; all with a focus in the credit card industry.

Jarosinski graduated from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Communication Studies. He is also pursuing his Certified Risk Management (CRM) designation.
Diane Bio PicDiane Rector is a graduate of Strayer University in Washington, D.C. where she received a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She joined National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in 1997 as a Field Examiner. She held the following positions: Credit Union Development Analyst and Training Manager.

Currently, she is an Economic Development Specialist where is responsible for identifying empowerment and low-income areas, providing staff training about the small credit union program, coordinating meetings to discuss a means for providing service to underserved areas, and on-site assistance for credit union officials. Ms. Rector has over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry and a former College Professor. Ms. Rector is certified as a Credit Union Development Educator and a certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. She loves to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Todd Romer Photo webTodd Romer is the founder of Young Money Media, Young Money University and author of the new book "YOUNG MONEY - A Powerful 5 Step Plan to Financial Success Now".

From 2000 – 2009 nearly 7 million copies of Young Money magazine were distributed on 250+ college campuses across the U.S. Since 2010, Todd has spoken to thousands of millennials on 300+ campuses in 35 states as part of the Young Money LIVE! Financial Success Speaking Tour. As a result of saving, managing and investing money since high school and college Todd has created a simple yet highly effective 5 step money management and wealth creation plan for millennials of all economic and cultural backgrounds to begin living a life that fits their dreams.

Todd graduated from the University of Dayton and lives in Cincinnati with his wife Jackie and their four children.


Hotel Information

Historic Boone TavernKing Room

Rooms starting at $95/night.

Boone Tavern radiates the charm of a historic hotel while it provides the modern technologies and ecologically sustainable amenities that today's travelers expect. The Hotel's 11 million dollar renovation achieved the gold standard of the U.S. GreenBuilding Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program, giving Boone Tavern the distinction of being the first LEED Gold-certified hotel in Kentucky.

Hotel reservation link is not available at this time.  

Networking Events

Golf Outing at Gibson Bay Golf CourseGibson Bay

Designed by Michael Hurdzan in 1993, Gibson Bay Golf Course was recognized as an honorable mention by Golf Digest for best new public golf course in the United States. This 7,100 yard, par 72 course is located along Richmond's 450 acre Lake Reba recreational complex.

With up to five tee boxes on each hole, Gibson Bay Golf Course can accommodate players of all skill levels. All tees, greens, and fairways are seeded with bent grass to provide the best possible playing conditions.

Gibson Bay is a long, open golf course which allows gusts of wind to be a factor in shot-making. A player will not find much trouble off the tee, but wayward tee shots will lead to side-hill lies and an awkward approach shot. Many of the greens are set into hill sides and protected by strategically placed bunkers and mounding.

Glass Blowing at Weston Glass StudioWeston Blown Glass 2

Become an artist for the day, no experience preferred! Choose either Blown Glass Ornament or Fused Glass Suncatcher. You will work side by side with master artists to create your own glass piece.

Held in the Old Town Artisan Village of Berea. This one block area is home to artist-owned galleries, shops and studios which welcome visitors to browse, watch, and select that special hand crafted piece.

Questions or special needs, contact Laura Parrish at (502) 855-8203 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kentucky Credit Union League
3615 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40218

Call: 502-459-8026 or 800-333-5285
Fax: 502-459-0189