Former lead pilot of the Blue Angels to keynote co-located CUNA Council conferences

MADISON, WI (June 12, 2015) – CUNA Councils welcomes John Foley to deliver the keynote presentation at this year’s co-locatedCUNA Technology Council Conference and CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council Conference. Formerly a lead solo pilot for the Blue Angels, Foley will share key insights on why the Blue Angels are in the highest tier of all pilots, how they get there, how they stay there and how credit union teams can translate those secrets into success at their organizations.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome John Foley as this year’s keynote speaker,” commented conference chairs, Mike Atkins, CEO of Open Technology Solutions and CIO of Bellco Credit Union and Greg Inman, senior vice president of Neighbors Federal Credit Union. “His high-stakes stories, engaging speaking style and systematic approach toward higher levels of performance are sure to make for a perfect central message at this energizing event.”

As the leader of the Navy’s elite precision exhibition flying team, Foley expected unparalleled levels of excellence from his team and required steadfast commitment, discipline and trust in order to reach peak performance levels. During his keynote address, he will explain his systematic approach for accelerating team buy-in and commitment in order to achieve higher levels of performance and unprecedented levels of excellence.

The co-located CUNA Technology Council Conference and CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council Conference will take place September 27-30, 2015 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Also available on September 27 is preconference workshop: The Business Behind the Magic Tour, limited to the first 50 registrants.

While on-site, award winning individuals and teams will be recognized at the conference for their dedication and innovative ideas in the fields of operations and technology. Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Excellence in Technology Awards2015 Excellence in Operations, Sales & Service Awards and 2015 Operations, Sales & Service Professional of the Year Award.

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CUNA Operations Sales & Service Council 

The CUNA Operations Sales & Service Council is a national, member-led community of credit union operations, sales and service professionals dedicated to cooperatively providing access to knowledge, expert resources and leadership development to its members. The CUNA Operations Sales & Service Council is one of six CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,200 credit union professionals. For more information, visit

CUNA Technology Council 

The CUNA Technology Council is a member-led organization of credit union technology professionals dedicated to sharing information with its members and promoting the advancement of credit union technology. The CUNA Technology Council is one of six CUNA Councils, a network of more than 6,200 credit union professionals. For more information, visit

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