NCUMA 2023 Summer Conference
Meet The Speakers
Dr. Ed Seifried
Professor of Economics
Dr. Seifried is Professor of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He is the Chief Economist for BNK Advisory Group, a community bank investment firm. He received his doctorate in economics and business from West Virginia University.
In addition to his course schedule at Lafayette College, he is also a faculty member of numerous banking schools including: Stonier Graduate School of Banking, School of Banking of the South, Graduate School of Retail Bank Management. He serves as the dean of the Virginia and West Virginia Banking Schools.
He frequently appears as a guest speaker at regional and national conferences. He has delivered over 2000 presentation to various groups both in the United States and abroad. He acts as a consultant to the credit union industry, and is well known as a speaker at credit union customer events and as a strategic planner. Dr Seifried authored the book “The Art of Strategic Planning for Community Banks.” Dr. Seifried has also served as a director of a community bank.
Dr. Seifried has traveled extensively in the former Soviet Bloc countries where he served as an advisor and consultant to the newly privatized commercial banks.
Gautam is the founder/CEO of a fintech startup backed by some of the most prominent investors in the country. Previously, Gautam and his co-founders have built and launched products for over 1 million Gen Z and millennial users around the world.
Dr. David Tuyo
University Credit Union
Dr. David L Tuyo II, DBA, MBA serves as the President and CEO of University Credit Union. He is a veteran of the financial services industry where he has served financial institutions in a multitude of roles including COO, CFO, and Chief Investment Officer. His career in the financial services industry spans over 20 years, with the majority dedicated to serving credit unions. Dr. Tuyo has been recognized by industry leaders including the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions’ Professional of the Year, Credit Union Times Trailblazer and Northwest Florida's Top 40 Executives Under 40. He was also the recipient of the first ever award for Innovation from PSCU, the largest credit union service organization in the US.Dr. Tuyo is extensively involved in industry initiatives and furthering credit union causes in the community. He is a constant advocate for the credit union movement to ensure those in the community have access to financial services, as well as financial education, that in tandem lead to members building financial mobility. He co-founded the Advanced Lending Institute and the Certified Lending Expert designation and has served on numerous financial services industry boards in his career. Dr. Tuyo’s education includes a DBA from California Southern University, an MBA from Mississippi State University and a Bachelors in Finance from the University of Mobile.
John has nearly 20 years of experience in advanced data center design and support as an engineer, director, and currently as chief information security officer for SwitchThink Solutions. He led SwitchThink parent company, Desert Financial Credit Union, through two core conversions and oversaw the design and build of SwitchThink’s secure client hosting environment. John leverages his infrastructure, networking, systems, security, compliance, and leadership background to oversee security and compliance for SwitchThink’s hosted clients. John holds a computer science degree with a math minor. He earned certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP), and Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE).
CIA CISA, is the Founder and Principal of Synergy Credit Union Consulting, Inc.
Synergy helps credit unions grow and thrive by helping them manage risk, increase profits, and help members. Synergy accomplishes this thru a suite of services that includes Director training, strategic planning, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audits, and Member Business Lending Audits . As principal, Ancin manages a growing portfolio of clients throughout the United States and the Caribbean. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the financial services industry. Ancin honed his skills while working as with US Treasury Dept. At the Treasury, he performed examinations for financial institutions ranging from $1 million to $11 billion in total assets, after leaving the Treasury Dept. Ancin worked for a regional accounting firm where he led internal audits and loan and pre-regulatory examination reviews. When not advising clients, training for triathlons, or spending time with his family, Ancin designs and conducts training for the Credit union industry. In addition, he is a well-sought-after expert contributor to a host of financial publications. He has recently been featured in Forbes Magazine and the Credit Union National Association. Ancin is originally from New Orleans, LA. but, currently lives in Chicago.
CU Innovate Corp.
Stacie VanDenBerghe has spent the last 18 years working in credit unions throughout Michigan to help develop, enhance and maximize credit union growth. Stacie has a wide variety of experience in the capacity of innovation leader, Board development, strategic planning, consultant as well as leadership and staff development. With significant business acumen and a unique ability to address a myriad of credit union issues in a captivating fashion.
Stacie spends the majority of her time speaking at credit unions events, credit union leagues, strategic planning and consulting throughout the country on her own. She travels the country putting on workshops as well as working on-site at credit union locations and providing webinars to maintain leadership skills and abilities.
Stacie holds a master's degree in Human Resources Administration from Central Michigan University and a bachelor's degree in Communications from Michigan State University.