NCUMA Speakers

Sunday Session: Open Group Discussion on Covid 19 Impact

Speaker: Open Forum 

Organization: National Credit Union Management Association


Monday Session I: “Economic Update Part I 'Impact of Covid 19 on Credit Unions”

Monday Session II: Economic Update Part II "Forcasting"

Speaker: Elliot Eisenberg

Title: President and Chief Economist
Organization: GraphsandLaughs, LLC


Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He holds a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg, formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is a frequent speaker on topics including: economic forecasts, economic impact of homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, cost-benefit analysis, prudential use of financial derivatives, strategic business development and other current economic issues. He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than seventy articles and serves on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Housing. He has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, frequently as keynote speaker, and is a frequent guest lecturer on college campuses. Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation. His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications. He is regularly featured guest on several talk radio shows, is often seen on television and authors a daily 70 word commentary on the economy.

His interests include keeping the rate of restoration of his 60 year old house ahead of the rate of deterioration and doting on his daughter. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

Tuesday Session I: "Creating Change & Innovation: Your Plan for Implementing Growth"

Tuesday Session II: "The Power of Engagement & the Priority of People”

Speaker: Stacie VanDenBerghe
Title: CEO

Organization: CU Innovate



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 consultant, leadership, marketing, training and human resources. 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 credit unions through events or consulting for credit unions throughout the country.  

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.



Wednesday Session I: "Big Data Challenges:   Separating the Signal from The Noise"

Wednesday Session II: "Ethics Inside the Gold Mine of Member Data"

​Speaker: Shahar Ziv

Title: Senior Director of Global Strategy/Growth & Harvard University Employees Credit Union Board Member

​Organization: Paypal



In his current role as the Senior Director of Global Corporate Strategy at PayPal, Shahar leverages his 15 years of experience at the intersection of financial services, payments, and technology to shape the company’s vision of democratizing financial services. He is a firm believer that technology can empower people with better financial products at lower costs to make lives easier and more convenient. 

Shahar is privileged to serve on the Board of Directors of the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) and is passionate about empowering people to improve their financial health. In partnership with HUECU, he co-founded a popular personal finance class at Harvard University in 2011 that has helped hundreds of undergraduates improve their personal finances. 

Shahar is a respected financial services industry thought-leader and sought-after public speaker. He has been invited to keynote at CUNA’s CEO Roundtable and NWCUA’s MAXX Conference as well as the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Paythink’s Payments Conference. His engagements are designed to help executives and board members demystify the driving forces in payments and provoke innovative thinking on how to reframe them as opportunities instead of threats.

As a contributing personal finance columnist for Forbes, he regularly shares financial advice with thousands of readers.  

As an experienced educator, he is also skilled at simplifying the complex, sometimes intimidating world of personal finance and guiding students and employees on the path to financial wellness. Shahar has worked with students at The Wharton School and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, resident physicians at Mount Sinai Hospital, and employees at companies like Debevoise & Plimpton and DoorDash, to improve their financial health.  

Shahar is a proud alumnus of Cornell University and Harvard Business School, a slightly less proud airline/hotel point junkie as well as a Kilimanjaro summiter, and Taco Bell and behavioral econ aficionado.




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