Executive Forum

April 22-23, 2024 |  Marriott Lexington City Center | Lexington, KY

Marriott Lexington City Center
121 W Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

The Kentucky Credit Union League is proud to host an executive-level gathering for credit union leaders across the state. 

The Executive Forum is a one-day event with insightful presentations, timely updates and open discussion among your peers who are all facing similar challenges and looking to share best practices and experiences.


Attendance is limited to League-affiliated and associated credit unions. This conference is a special occasion for CEOs and their Executive Teams to come together for valuable education and networking opportunities. 




All times are on Eastern Time.


5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner



8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Announcements
9:05 a.m. The Partnership Advantage
John Janclaes, Nymbus CUSO
10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:00 a.m. General Session
12:00 p.m. Lunch w. Legislative Update - Kyle Hagerty, Kentucky Credit Union League
12:45 p.m. General Session
1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:45 p.m. General Session
3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks




Education Sessions

Conference Attendee $499.00


SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.  To apply for a scholarship, please click here 


We have secured a room block at the following hotel:

Marriott Lexington City Center
121 Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

ROOM RATE: $229 per night plus taxes
Reservation Deadline: March 22, 2024

Reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. 




Topics/Speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

The Partnership Advantage

The shift to online banking coupled with the reach and resources of the big banks has left credit unions and community banks vulnerable. On average, over 900 community financial institution locations close every year. 

To remain relevant and continue serving their members credit unions must change how they do business. Depending on transactional relationships with vendors no longer suffices. Industry players need partners with whom they can form an interdependent relationship and create a thriving ecosystem—one that can overcome the challenges of today’s banking landscape. 

In this session, you will discover The Partnership Advantage which is the mindset required for creating healthy business partnerships for your credit union.  The resources shared in the session will equip you with the tools you need to create partnerships that will enable your credit union thrive. 

Note: A free copy of the book “The Partnership Advantage - How Harnessing the Power of Partnerships Can Revitalize Community Financial Institutions ” will be available to attendees. 

About the Speaker

John is a strategic thinker focused on driving growth for credit unions in the new age of digital. His decades of history as a credit union operator uniquely informs his approach to what’s next.

From 2004 to 2021, he led the growth initiatives of Partners Federal Credit Union, which serves employees of The Walt Disney Company and their families. Today, Partners operates 11 branches, serves 180,000 members, manages $2.7 billion in assets.

John is a credit union leader first, but throughout his career, his active involvement as an advisor, thought leader, connector, mentor, and board member with the industry’s largest and most visionary organizations has kept him on the leading edge of innovation. He’s seen firsthand the challenges credit unions face and the next-generation solutions available to address them through progressive technology, people, processes and thinking.

As president of Nymbus CUSO, John leads an organization that empowers its credit union owners and partners to quickly establish niche digital banking to expand reach, deepen community connections and create new revenue streams. Leading Nymbus CUSO is a natural progression in a career of vision and advocacy as he helps bridge foundational credit union strengths of collaboration and member service with new ways to thrive.

John is also the founder of The CEO Corner, an online forum to help business leaders and their organizations (www.theceocorner.com). In recognition of John’s commitment to leadership development, proceeds from the sale of his books, "Doing What Matters", "Constellations" and The "Partnership Advantage" will be donated to support scholarships for business leaders in training.






Badges Must Be Worn

Badges are specially marked to determine admission to conference activities.


Casual to Business casual. Be sure to bring a sweater or light jacket, as personal comfort levels may vary.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued until 14 days prior to the conference less a $100 administration fee per person. No refunds for cancellations within 14 days of event.  Substitutions accepted anytime. All cancellations/substitutions must be submitted in writing.

Code of Professional Conduct

The registrant agrees to conduct his/herself in a cordial manner. KCUL will not tolerate any registrant who creates a disturbance; is disrespectful to any other registrant, any member of KCUL, its speakers and attendees, exhibitors, volunteers or staff. KCUL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to investigate any complaint and to dismiss any registrant found by KCUL, in its sole discretion, to have violated the Code of Professional Conduct, without refund of registration fees. 

Safety and Wellness

The Kentucky Credit Union League is committed to hosting a safe event that brings the credit union community together. To ensure the highest level of safety for all attendees and guests we encourage anyone who is feeling unwell or has had exposure to COVID-19 is encouraged to stay home.