Members in Motion

April 8 - 10, 2015

Hilton Austin

Austin, Texas


This year's Annual Meeting will allow you to engage and participate as part of the Cornerstone TEAM. Expand your knowledge or advance your career when you attend the many educational events on the main stage in breakout sessions.

Rally together with other like-minded professionals sharing best practices through networking opportunities and roundtable conversations.

Expand your resources as you engage with exhibitors and sponsors in the expo.


Fees

Early Bird

Sept. 6 - Jan. 9

Individual: $245

Group: $225

Spouse/Guest: $225

Party: $85

Guest Program: $85

Regular

Jan. 10 - Mar. 10

Individual: $345

Group: $325

Spouse/Guest: $225

Party: $85

Guest Program: $85

Late/On-site

Mar. 11 - Apr. 1

Individual: $445

Group: $435

Spouse/Guest: $225

Party: $125

Guest Program: $125

Credit unions with assets of $10 million or less as of 12/31/2014 qualify for a free registration. Group registrants must be registered at the same time.

Registration Fee includes: all general sessions featuring sought-after speakers, more than 22 educational sessions to choose from, continental breakfast three mornings, various refreshment breaks, dedicated time in the expo hall with valuable vendors, logo tote bag, chance to win a chas price at the end of the closing general session (you must be present to win).

Guest Fee includes: all general sessions featuring sought-after speakers, breakfast three mornings, various refreshmetn breaks, logo tote bag, and dedicated time in the expo hall with valuable vendors. Our reduced guest fee is limited to one guest per paid registrant and is limited to spouses, significant others, and children over 18 years of age. It is not intended for co-workers or credit union staff.

Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are always welcome. Registration fee refunds (less a $75 processing fee per person) are granted for cancellations received in writing on or before March 10, 2015. No refunds will be granted after March 10.

Grant Assistance: The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation's website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Staci Zale, Foundation Grant Manager, at 800-953-8283 for more information.


Location

Hilton Austin

500 East 4th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: 800-236-1592

Room Rate
on or before Mar. 24

$208 (single/double)

When calling to make a reservation, indicate you are with the Cornerstone League Annual Meeting to receive the special rate.


Schedule

Tuesday, April 7

11:30 a.m.

Golfers Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Shotgun Start

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration
Exhibitor Registration


Wednesday, April 8

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Annual Meeting & Expo Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

First Time Attendee Orientation

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Session
Making the Most of Difficult Situations: Changing Markets, Changing Times
Featured Speaker: Garrison Wynn

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions I
6 Breakouts

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Networking Refreshment Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions II
6 Breakouts

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Annual Business Meeting


Thursday, April 9

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting Registration

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Guest Program

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Advocacy Recognition & Speaker
Protect Your Capital at the Capitol
Featured Speaker: Jeff Rendel

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

EXPO Hall

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch on your own

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Board Organizational Meeting & Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions III
5 Breakouts

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Small Credit Union Forum

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Networking Refreshment Break in EXPO Hall

2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

EXPO Hall

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

EXPO Reception

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Hospitality Suite: Invitation Only

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Recognition Dinner & Party


Friday, April 10

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions IV
5 breakouts

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Networking Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session
Legendary Sports Marketing Pioneer and Inspiration for the Disney Hit Film Million Dollar Arm
JB Bernstein
CASH Drawing


Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Garrison Wynn

Garrison Wynn

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Making the Most of Difficult Situations: Changing Markets, Changing Times

This funny, insightful sales management keynote combines relationship building with no-fluff motivation and change to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. This keynote covers a lot of ground and provides no-cost, easily implemented, proven solutions that your people can use right away. As the environment of credit unions continues to change, this opening session speaker will start Annual Meeting off right.

Garrison Wynn

Garrison Wynn

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Garrison Wynn, CSP

Garrison helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job. He gets them to understand why their products, services, or leadership styles—or those of their competitors—are selected. As he says, “If the world agreed on what’s best, everybody would choose the best and nothing else would be considered. Decision making doesn’t work that way.” His presentations help people become more influential regardless of circumstances.

Garrison has presented to some of the world's most effective leaders and business developers, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers and national associations to top New York Stock Exchange wire houses. He has a background in manufacturing, telecomm, and financial services and toured as a professional stand-up comedian. In his teens, Garrison worked with Magnavox and baseball legend Hank Aaron to promote the world's first video gaming system, and by age 27 he became the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company's history. He researched and designed processes for 38 locations nationwide and developed and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries. He is the author of the Amazon.com bestseller The REAL Truth About Success, has contributed weekly to The Washington Post, and has coauthored with Stephen Covey. His award-winning success tools receive high praise, but his greatest strength is a magnetic live performance that keeps him in high demand, with more than 600 inquiries and 100 speaking dates per year. http://www.garrisonwynn.com

Garrison Wynn

Garrison Wynn

Jeff Rendel

Jeff Rendel

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Protect Your Capital at the Capitol – The Corporate Leader's Role in Building Political Influence

With the future of your business in the hands of elected and appointed leaders – corporate directors, executives, and managers have a duty to develop, nurture and uphold political relationships and influence. This particular undertaking for leading companies is not about election year politicking and favor-seeking. It is about ensuring that your corporate involvement is a standard feature in your state's and our nation's capital. The credit unions that play a part in the legislative and regulatory process the most hold the largest role in influencing business policy.

While lobbyists serve a vital purpose, legislators listen attentively to local business owners and managers who can make clear the effect a given law may place upon their business. You, the local executive, have influence with your lawmakers that greatly supports and strengthens the work of your industry's lobbyists. Your individual participation advances and defends your commercial wellbeing. Your involvement in lawmakers' understanding of your business is no longer an option – It's a responsibility.

Jeff Rendel

Jeff Rendel

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Jeff Rendel, Rising Above Enterprises

As President of Rising Above Enterprises, Jeff works with financial services providers that want elite results in leadership, sales, and strategy. His company researches, synthesizes, and articulates indispensable achievement elements to help corporations profit – financially and inside their corporate culture – in their pursuit to fulfill their missions and strategic endeavors.

As a federal regulator with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Jeff examined a wide array of the nation’s banks. In this capacity, Jeff worked with all levels of senior management assisting them in developing sound operations, expanded business development, and impressive financial performance.

As a financial services executive, he oversaw the strategic operations of one of California’s leading community banks. There, he directed corporate and branch initiatives and helped guide the bank to record growth, increasing regional market share, and outstanding financial results.

A fresh opportunity earned him a chief Congressional lobbyist position, representing financial institutions on the West Coast. With an eye for innovation, Jeff struck to fashion an original style of advocacy – one based on friendship, trust, and respect. It worked.

He continues to work with Members of the House of Representatives and Senate helping them understand the business implications that legislation has upon the financial services industry. Many Members of Congress regard him as their point of first contact when issues regarding financial institutions arise.

Jeff Rendel

Jeff Rendel

JB Bernstein

JB Bernstein

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Legendary Sports Marketing Pioneer and Inspiration for the Disney hit film "Million Dollar Arm"

Based on an inspiring true story, "Million Dollar Arm" tells the story of a sport's agent named JB Bernstein, who comes up with a scheme to save his career by finding the next major league baseball star among the totally raw and untapped talent in India. He faced many challenges along his incredible journey, and despite what may have seemed an impossible feat, he persevered. Credit unions will have the opportunity to hear Bernstein's inspirational story of triumph, at the closing session of the Cornerstone Credit Union League's Annual Meeting & Expo.

JB Bernstein

JB Bernstein

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JB Bernstein

As a 25+ year veteran of the consumer goods and sports marketing industries, J.B. Bernstein knows what it takes to receive positive results. As the CMO of Seven Figures Management, a sports marketing and athlete representation firm, Bernstein was the mastermind behind The Million Dollar Arm contest. This revolutionary reality TV show and talent search for baseball players in India yielded the first two Indian-born men to ever sign pro sports contracts in the United States, both signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bernstein’s story is now the subject of the Disney motion picture, Million Dollar Arm, where he is portrayed actor Jon Hamm, of Mad Men fame.

Bernstein is the co-founder and president of the Access Group of Miami, and has represented some of the greatest athletes of all time including Barry Bonds, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, and Curtis Martin. Bernstein was responsible for creating ground breaking programs Like Smith’s “Run with History” which is now the standard deal in NFL milestone marketing. He also orchestrated Barry Bonds’ departure from MLBPA group licensing, making him the first baseball player to successfully operate outside of their auspices.

Bernstein’s services were retained by MLS from 1995 – 97 to act as their head of licensing and to create the league’s and the players’ entire merchandise program. He secured over 50 partners and reached levels of licensed goods sales in 1997 of nearly $50 million.

Bernstein got his start in sports during the formation of The Upper Deck Company and as the director of Development for the memorabilia division, he developed over 250 products and is widely known as one of the godfathers of milestone marketing for his work on Wayne Gretzky’s 802nd goal program and Dan Marino’s all time TD record.

Bernstein started his career in brand management at P&G and as an account executive at Grey Advertising.

Bernstein received his bachelor's degree in political economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and then went on to achieve his MBA from The London School of Economics. Out of his personal interest, Bernstein has separately achieved a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Southern California and is currently pursuing his 2nd Ph.D. in a related field.

Bernstein lives in Las Vegas with his wife and daughter. He spends any free time he gets keeping up on developments in the field of Physics/Cosmology, and is an avid science reader.

JB Bernstein

JB Bernstein



Expo

Thursday, April 9

Don't miss your opportunity to visit over 90 exhibitors as they showcase the latest products and solutions that will provide the answers to your credit union's challenges, all in one location!

Information for Exhibitors

For information on exhibiting, please contact Janine McBee at jmcbee@cornerstoneleague.coop or 469-385-6634.



Golf

Tuesday, April 7

Crenshaw Cliffside Course at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 10.

All proceeds after expenses will benefit
Children's Miracle Network

Proceeds Benefit

Children's Miracle Network

Golf Tournament - Tuesday, April 7

Golf is back! Putting Fore a Purpose: Support our industry's charity of choice, The Children's Miracle Network, at this fun outing. The natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country is the focus of the Crenshaw Cliffside course located at the Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin where you will network with other credit union professionals and scramble to gain high score.

Time

11:30 a.m.

Boxed Lunch

12:30 p.m.

Registration

1:30 p.m.

Shotgun Start

Format

4 Person Scramble with Shotgun Start (teams assigned closer to date of event)
Fee includes: green and cart fees, range balls, and lunch.

Cancellation Policy: refunds will be available provided you arrange for a replacement player.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 10.


Sponsors

Interested in sponsorship?

Contact Tamra Fairbrother at 469-385-6632 or email tfairbrother@cornerstoneleague.coop.