NACUSO Speaker’s Bureau
Nobody knows CUSOs better than the team at NACUSO. We get asked to speak on innovation, collaboration and the power of cooperation all over the world. We’re pretty proud of our line-up too. The CUSO Guru, former President of USAA Bank, an avid Philadelphia Eagle’s fan and an author of two books on branding. We offer a discounted fee structure for our loyal NACUSO members. If you’re not a member, well, you should join….but if you just want to hire us, we can negotiate a fee that is mutually beneficial.
Check out our line-up:
Jack Antonini, President & CEO of NACUSO
Jack Antonini was appointed president/CEO of NACUSO in 2010. Jack was the former President & CEO of USAA Federal Savings Bank and member of USAA’s Executive Council (the top ten leaders of this diversified financial services company), when USAA FSB was recognized as “Best Bank in America” by Money magazine. Jack was former head of the Consumer Banking Group as well as internet, phone and ATM delivery channels for all lines of business at First Union/Wachovia, one of the five largest banks in America.
Jack previously was Vice Chairman & CFO of FirstUSA, one of the three largest credit card companies prior to its merger with BankOne/Chase. Most recently Jack was President & CEO of Cardtronics, where he helped grow the business from 8,000 ATMs and $60 million in revenue to the largest ATM owner/operator in the world with over $500 million in revenue, the largest surcharge-free ATM network, with 6 of the top 10 banks and 7 of the top 11 retailers in the U.S as customers. Jack can be reached at Jack@nacuso.org
Guy Messick, The CUSO Guru
Guy is a nationally known speaker and author on a wide range of credit union and CUSO topics and started his time with NACUSO in 1984, so he has seen it all. He retired in 2021 and was an attorney with the law firm of Messick Lauer & Smith, PC in Media, Pennsylvania. Messick Lauer & Smith PC has provided services to hundreds of credit unions and CUSOs nationwide and is known for its work with CUSOs, Incidental Powers, regulatory compliance, loan participation agreements, vendor contract reviews, business lending, mortgage lending, governance issues, mergers, and regulatory advocacy.
The Firm enjoys a unique perspective of being at the cross-roads of credit unions, regulators, and private sector innovation that has enabled it to assist in the creation of forward thinking collaboration opportunities that generate significant income and cost savings for credit unions. Guy can be reached at Guy@nacuso.org.
Brian Lauer, Eagles Fan, NACUSO General Counsel and Partner at Messick Lauer & Smith PC
For more than ten years, credit unions have contacted Brian to help find effective ways to better serve their members. To that end, Brian has helped credit unions and innovators form 100’s of CUSOs providing new and innovative products and services. These projects have helped credit unions to generate more net income and to collaborate to reduce operating costs.
This experience has lead to Brian speaking at many conferences and seminars as well as facilitating strategic planning sessions throughout the country. Brian became NACUSO’s General Counsel in 2021. Brian received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science, Technology and Environmental Law. He is a member of the Bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Brian can be reached at Blauer@cusolaw.com
Denise Wymore, Author, Consultant, CUSO Evangelist
Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart working in every department except for IT. She landed the VP Marketing at First Tech CU where she promptly changed her title to VP Cult-ivation. In 2000 she went on the road to help credit unions tell their story, both internally and externally.
She is the author of two books: Tattoos: The Ultimate Proof of a Successful Brand and The 2020 Vision of Marketing: A Focus on Purpose. She is a Filene Research Institute i3 alumni, WCMS graduate, 2012 CU Times Woman to Watch and designed the CMN Credit Unions for Kids logo. In New Mexico she spearheaded the Keep It Co-Op campaign that has united all cooperatives in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Espanola. She believes we are better together. Denise is a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT for the town of Cochiti Lake, New Mexico where she lives with her husband Mark and their two adorable dogs Dexter and Emma Rae. Denise joined NACUSO in 2016 where she develops membership and helps CUSOs tell their story.
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