Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego



Bob ArnouldBob Arnould is senior vice president of Advocacy for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, where he oversees state and federal government relations programs including both legislative and regulatory matters, as well as the League’s external mainstream media efforts. He also coordinates political campaign efforts including fundraising and contributions for Congressional, statewide, and state legislative candidates. He joined the California Credit Union League in 1995. He was elected nine times to serve in the Iowa House of Representatives beginning in 1978. He served 10 years as a member of the leadership team, holding posts of majority whip, majority leader, minority leader, and was elected by his colleagues to be Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives in 1990.

Allyson B. Baker is a partner, trial attorney and civil litigator at Venable LLP with more than a decade of experience in the federal government and private practice. She focuses on financial services litigation and law enforcement investigations involving consumer finance, financial fraud and complex financial transactions. She represents banks and nonbanks subject to law enforcement actions and investigations, especially those initiated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). She represents numerous consumer finance companies in confidential investigations initiated by the CFPB's Office of Enforcement.

Scott D. Cameron was appointed Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Financial Institutions at the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) by Gov.  Edmund G. Brown Jr. on May 5, 2015. As Senior Deputy Commissioner he is responsible for the oversight of the Banking, Credit Union and Money Transmitter Divisions. He has worked for the California DBO (formerly known as the Department of Financial Institutions and the State Banking Department), for more than 33 years. He began his career in 1984 as a Bank Examiner in the Los Angeles Regional Office and was promoted to the position of Senior Bank Examiner in 1992. He served as a Financial Institutions Supervisor in the Los Angeles Regional Office prior to his assignment in 1999 as the Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Banking in the Sacramento Regional Office. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Northern California Regional Deputy Commissioner of Banking and became the Deputy Commissioner/Chief Examiner of the Banking Division in 2010.

Patty IdolRyan Donovan is the Chief Advocacy Officer for the Credit Union Natl. Assn. (CUNA) in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the development and implementation of CUNA’s legislative, regulatory and state government advocacy efforts. He joined the association as Vice President – Legislative Affairs in September 2007, was promoted to Senior Vice President in September 2011 and to Chief Advocacy Officer in January 2015. Prior to joining CUNA, he worked for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues as Director of Federal Government Affairs. He also served as a member of the Congressional staffs of Representative Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and former House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.).

Patty IdolPatty Idol is chairman of the NASCUS Credit Union Council, and president of Mountain Credit Union, in Waynesville, NC. She became president of the $185 million credit union (with more than 23,000 members) in 1999. Over her years of service to the credit union movement, she has served both NASCUS and the Carolinas Credit Union League in a variety of capacities. In addition to her current role as chairman of the Credit Union Council, she also serves as an ex officio member of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Education, and Audit Committees.

Lucy ItoLucy Ito became NASCUS president and CEO in November, 2014, joining the association with extensive work and leadership within the credit union system. Prior to joining NASCUS, she was executive vice president and chief operations officer of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues (CCUL/NCUL), serving those organizations for the past 10 years. In that role, she provided oversight to all four of the Leagues' divisions—Advocacy, Member Solutions, Strategic Innovation and Planning, and Finance and Human Resources. Before that, she served as the World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) senior vice president.

Guy MessickGuy A. Messick, a partner at Messick & Lauer P.C., is an attorney engaged in the private practice of law in Media, Pa. He has provided strategic planning and legal consultation services to hundreds credit unions and credit union service organizations nationwide. Since 1987, he has served as General Counsel to the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) where he serves as liaison with the National Credit Union Administration.

Mary Ellen O'NeillMary Ellen O’Neill is chairman of the NASCUS Board, and is the director of the Connecticut Financial Institutions Division, which regulates credit unions, state-chartered bank and trust companies, savings banks and savings and loan associations for compliance with the laws and regulations of the State of Connecticut, as well as appropriate rules and regulations of federal agencies. She joined the Connecticut Department of Banking in 1987 in the examiner division, and steadily worked her way up to a number of administration positions within the department. At NASCUS, she has held a number of volunteer positions over the years, including in the association’s accreditation and performance standards committees.