NCUMA 2022 Spring Conference
Meet The Speakers
In this role, Nicole helps clients prepare for incident response activities by developing and delivering long-term security transformation programs that are uniquely tailored to help organizations mature. This includes, but is not limited to, leading organizations through tabletop exercises and security program assessments.
Nicole draws on over 20 years of experience supporting the intelligence community at National Agencies, Special Mission Units (SMU), and within the commercial industry. She is a leader in planning, counterterrorism, and information security, specializing in supporting cyber security operations within critical industries. Additionally, having provided numerous briefings to executive Department of Defense (DoD) leaders, Nicole has helped manage teams of cyber defenders, intelligence analysts, and special operators; often in austere environments.
Prior to her current role within Mandiant Consulting, Nicole led Mandiant's Military and Department of Defense programs. As part of the Global Services and Intelligence organization, Nicole focused on project management to the Federal government, where she assisted with Intelligence Operations, Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO), Incident Response, cyber exercises, and cyber training intended to further build and maintain immediate mission capacity for Federal customers.
Prior to joining Mandiant, Nicole was a contract Deputy Lead for Intelligence Support to DCO, a Deputy Team Lead in an SMU, a Senior Counter-Terrorism Analyst, and a Senior Cyber threat Intelligence Analyst. Throughout her career, she’s worked in the United States, Europe, and deployed to various operational theaters while serving in the U.S. military as a government civilian, and a DoD contractor; allowing her to provide a unique understanding of special operations to Federal clients.
Nicole received a master’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing, as well as a Bachelor's of Science and Management, and Intelligence Analyst 96B certification through the United States Army.
Dynamic Edge, Inc.
Tim Neiman is the CEO/Visionary of Dynamic Edge, Inc. For 22 years, he has led the company’s strategy and operations, evolving from a traditional, local “break/fix shop” into a leading Managed Services Provider with clients nationwide. Tim earned an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Organizational Management from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In his free time, Tim is an experienced Ironman triathlete, “Favorite Uncle” to his nine nieces and nephews, and avid traveler with his husband, Casey.
Dynamic Edge, Inc.
Mike Robins is the COO/Integrator of Dynamic Edge, Inc. He offers 25 years’ experience in technology, having served as both an internal Director of Information Technology and external Consultant to small and large financial institutions. Mike earned an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management with concentrations in Information Technology and Human Resources. He holds numerous technical certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 4 Foundations. He speaks frequently at credit union conferences and board meetings.
Deputy Chief Economist
Deputy Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics Leading economist; recognized authority and commentator on personal finance and credit, U.S. housing, economic trends and policy implications; innovator in econometric and credit modeling techniques.
Cristian deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics, specializes in assessing the economy’s impact on household finance, housing, credit markets and public policy. Named on two U.S. patents for credit modeling, he created loss forecasting and stress testing systems for financial institutions. He joined Moody’s in 2008, after serving as a director with Fannie Mae. He also was an adjunct professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University.
Patrick K. Adams
St. Louis Community Credit Union
Patrick is in his 45th year with the credit union movement and has worked for St. Louis Community Credit Union for the past 35 plus years. Patrick was appointed CEO/President of St. Louis Community Credit Union in January, 2008. At the end of 2018, Patrick stepped aside as CEO and began focusing exclusively on the strategic direction of SLCCU as Chief Strategic Officer. This transition of leadership allows Patrick to begin his “glide-path” to retirement.
The credit union has witnessed substantial growth while maintaining high levels of financial strength. They maintain a very high level of name recognition/brand awareness among St. Louis city residents.
St. Louis Community Credit Union has 62,000 plus members and is one of the most active Community Development Financial Institutions in the country. SLCCU focuses on serving the stressed and distressed communities of St. Louis City and near County.
Patrick has spoken worldwide with companies for over 25 years. Based on your mood, Patrick is either motivating or aggravating. His presentations are informative and urge people to have the “ah-ha” moments that lead to success.
Patrick and his beautiful wife have four grown kids and seven beautiful grandkids.
CU Lending Advise
Don first worked with Brett Christensen at Clark County Credit Union as one of his original hires and a member of his first sales team. While at CCCU, Don quickly moved through the ranks at the credit union, working in all areas of Sales and Lending. He eventually founded a CUSO owned by CCCU– Members Auto Brokerage Service, Inc.
Don joined up with Red Rocks Credit Union in Highlands Ranch, CO in 2007 and helped RRCU to establish a vibrant sales culture while transforming the Credit Union from full retail delivery to offering 100% of consumer loans and member service through remote delivery channels. This effort drove down operational expenses, reduced the FTE count, increased loans, total assets and net income.
During the difficult economic times of the last decade, Don navigated the organization through the muddy waters of the mortgage business by overhauling the entire Real Estate Lending program. Focusing on the core values of the organization, Don completely rebuilt this vital area of the organization by implementing a successful Consultative Lending strategy. Don’s efforts are credited with turning this failing area around and growing into the most profitable area of the credit union.
Don’s unique leadership style and passion for Sales and Leadership have made him a sought-after speaker, trainer and strategist. He works with credit unions around the country helping them grow their loan programs, organizational design, lending technology and strategic planning.
OM Financial Group
Tammy comes to OM Financial Group with an extensive background in the financial services industry. She takes pride in the exceptional service and innovative executive benefit solutions she provides for credit unions and other nonprofit organizations. Tammy was Vice President of Sales & Member Relations in the Southeast with CUES for over 7 years where she worked with many credit union executives and board members in the areas of talent development, strategy and governance. Tammy began her financial services career at Fairwinds Credit Union and worked there for over 16 years in various capacities, leaving as President of Fairwinds Financial Services, LLC. She has also worked as an AVP for SWBC and started her own consulting business. She currently serves on the leadership team of her church as well.