September 12-13, 2022


Hotel Santa Fe
1501 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Room Rate

$179 for a Picuris Jr. Suite
NEW reservation deadline: Friday, August 19, 2022

Hotel Santa Fe has generously waived the usual resort fee. To access the reduced room rate, please call 1.877.259.3409 or email stay@hotelsantafe.com and request the room rate for the "Credit Union Association of New Mexico."

Event Sponsors

Cancellation, Substitution & Refund Policy:
You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund of your registration fee provided that your cancellation notice is emailed to Melissa Besante Dineen by midnight of Friday, August 12, 2022.

We're sorry, but no refunds will be given for cancellations after Friday, September 2, 2022. If you have any questions regarding this policy please email Melissa Besante Dineen at melissa@cuanm.org.

Substitutions are welcome. You may substitute participants without charge at any time by emailing Melissa Besante Dineen at melissa@cuanm.org. Please note, no shows will NOT be refunded. 

CUANM’s 2022 Governmental Affairs & Leadership Conference will bring together credit union professionals from across the state to network with each other, state lawmakers, and industry experts.

Join us to learn more about the importance of why and how leaders put advocacy into action. Sessions will help you define your leadership qualities, learn how to develop credit union champions, and, most importantly, set you up to share your credit union story!

Conference Agenda 

Monday, September 12, 2022

8am — Registrations Opens

9am — Opening Remarks & Welcome

9:15am — Leadership Workshop
Led by Dennis McIntee

11am — Advocacy Discussion Panel
State trade association credit union leaders will discuss the importance of advocacy and how they’re making strides within their communities. Panelists include:
-- Patrick Basler, EVP/COO of Illinois Credit Union League
-- Juan Fernandez Ceballos, President & CEO of the Credit Union Association of New Mexico
-- Tracie Kenyon, President & CEO of Montana's Credit Unions

Noon — Lunch


1:15pm — Developing Credit Union Champions — Visit the Roundhouse
Conference participants will walk to and from the New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse) to learn more about NM's legislative processes, hear from seasoned advocates, meet with legislators and participate in a guided tour.

2:30pm — Talking to Legislators 101 & Legislators Visits

3:45pm — The Power of Your Story & Crafting Your 90 Second Elevator Speech
Led by Charlotte Nemec, Canopy Credit Union's President & CEO

4pm — Advancing Communities – Your Moment to Shine
Learn about America's Credit Unions Advancing Communities initiative and how you and your credit union get to tell your story. Not only will this session help you prepare your stories, participants will have the opportunity to work with a professional videographer to film a video story of their own.

4:30pm — Happy Hour Reception
Light appetizers and fun drinks.

5:30pm — Dinner on Your Own
Take an opportunity to have dinner with friends and colleagues, or grab a bite to eat with someone new. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 

8am — Networking Breakfast

8:30am — Opening Remarks & Welcome Back

8:45am — Critical Questions to Ask Along the Journey to Data Transformation
Led by Brian Stahl, CUNA Mutual Group

9:30am — Staff & Member Engagement
Led by Chris Kemm, GoWest CUA

10:15am — Break 

10:30am — Understanding the Environment

  • Redistricting for NM Brittany Poss, Diretcor of Data & Analytics at Research & Polling, Inc. 
  • 2022 Election Outlook
  • Federal Legislation
  • State Legislation
  • Regulatory Issues

Noon — Lunch

1pm — Lessons Learned — Credit Union CEO Panel 

2pm — Stretch Break

2:15pm —  Succession Planning for Leaders: Recruiting & Benefits 
Led by Bruce Bauer, CUNA Mutual Group

3pm — Closing Keynote
Led by Mollie Bell,  Ent CU's Chief Development Officer

4pm — Closing Remarks
Led by Juan E. Fernández Ceballos, CUANM’s President & CEO

Conference Ends