NAFCU’s 2014 Regulatory Compliance Seminar kicks off

BALTIMORE (October 14, 2014) — Credit union professionals from around the country are gathering today to kick off the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU2014 Regulatory Compliance Seminar. The conference runs through Friday, Oct. 17, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.

“With regulations constantly changing, it is vital that credit unions have a full understanding of the latest information,” said JiJi Bahhur, NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer (NCCO) and director of regulatory compliance. “This event will provide credit unions’ regulatory compliance teams with critical, detailed analyses of pending regulations and valuable insight to help them conquer compliance challenges that come their way.”

In addition to Bahhur, attendees will hear from other members of NAFCU’s highly regarded staff, including Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Director of Regulatory Affairs and NCCO Mike Coleman, Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel Angela Meyster and Regulatory Affairs Counsel Alicia Nealon.

Seminar attendees will also hear from the following individuals:

  • Franklin Drake, partner of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP;
  • Larry Fazio, director of the NCUA Office of Examination and Insurance;
  • Ian Harper, consultant and former executive vice president and chief information officer of Pentagon Federal Credit Union;
  • Mary-Lou Heighes, president and founder of Compliance Plus Inc.;
  • Richard Horn, partner of Dentons US LLP;
  • Bruce Jolly, partner of Reed & Jolly PLLC;
  • Andy Keeney, partner of Kaufman & Canoles;
  • Mitchell Klein, chief risk officer of Citadel Federal Credit Union;
  • Brian Lauer, partner of Messick & Lauer P.C.;
  • Cathryn Martin, vice president and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance officer of Tower Federal Credit Union;
  • David Reed, partner of Reed & Jolly PLLC;
  • Ken Schroeder, director of business continuity at Corporate One Federal Credit Union;
  • Steve Van Beek, attorney and counselor at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC; and
  • Rusty Vellek, compliance officer of Transportation Federal Credit Union.

Hot topics in the Seminar’s curriculum include updates on NCUA’s risk-based capital proposal and exam modernization process, the new credit union service organizations (CUSOs) rule, CFPB’s rule on combined Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (TILA/RESPA) mortgage disclosures, third-party data breaches, protecting credit union data and more.

The Seminar is the best event for NCCOs to earn all the credits they need for recertification. By attending Seminar, NCCOs whose designations are expiring this year or next year will earn the full 24 CEUs needed to recertify without having to retake the exams.

The Seminar, sponsored by NAFCU Services Corporation, is open to NAFCU members and nonmembers.

A complete schedule of events can be viewed online at For up-to-the minute information on the program, follow the #ComplianceSeminar hashtag on Twitter.

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