CSCU lands Captain Scott Kelly as Keynote Speaker for 2016 Solutions Conference, April 20-23 in Orlando

CSCU will help credit unions, of every size, set sail in the right direction to navigate the world of payments

TAMPA, FL (March 16, 2016) — Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU) is proud to announce that NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly will serve as keynote speaker at its annual conference, April 20–23 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club in Orlando. Back from his historic, record-breaking year in space, Captain Kelly will join an impressive roster of keynote speakers to address hundreds of CSCU member credit unions who will gather to prepare for the future of the payments industry.

Captain Kelly captivated the world during his 143 million mile adventure, while laying the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration. Kelly will deliver a truly one-of-a-kind experience with lessons learned and personal stories that reveal unique and valuable insight on leadership and teamwork. His historic mission included NASA’s groundbreaking Twins Study, in which Kelly’s identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body.

At the conference, CSCU will continue its reputation of bringing knowledgeable industry experts to lead discussions on the current state and future of electronic payments. Breakout sessions and panel discussions will emphasize trends and actionable portfolio management strategies every credit union will need to survive the ever-changing electronic payments landscape.  In addition to learning from CSCU, FIS and VISA experts, attendees will network with peers who will share tactics that have made their own programs successful.

“We are very excited for our conference attendees to be among the first to hear from Captain Scott Kelly in one of his first speaking engagements since returning from space,” said Robert Hackney, president of CSCU.  “Each of our speakers will bring a wealth of knowledge to an industry ready to learn crucial strategies to help manage the business landscape of today while developing a culture of innovation and engagement for the future.”

In addition to an engaging keynote by Captain Kelly, and in the spirit of CSCU tradition, attendees will hear from other inspirational keynote speakers:

  • Dan Thurmon, President, Motivation Works, Inc.  A renowned speaker and thought leader of delivering peak performance inside and outside of the workplace, Dan will inspire attendees to implement action plans and move confidently through transitions, leaving attendees with the knowledge to embrace uncertainty and initiate positive changes that lead to growth.
  • Jason Dorsey, Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Generational Kenetics and bestselling author.  Attendees will go behind the scenes of the industry to identify emerging trends and solve tough generational challenges based on cutting-edge research. Jason’s humorous and interactive session will give credit unions powerful generational clues that drive measurable results, more sales, better leaders and faster innovation.

The deadline to register for the conference is March 27. For more information and to register, visit

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About CSCU

CSCU (Card Services for Credit Unions) is the credit union industry’s advocate, partner and leader in total payment solutions. Created by and for credit unions, we are driven by the same principles that guide the industry. We work exclusively with credit unions to provide a customized, holistic offering that maximizes value for both credit unions and their members. CSCU’s services and offerings are focused on driving the growth and success of our 2,300 member credit unions whose cards utilize the FIS card processing platforms.


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