CUNA welcomes worldwide leaders in marketing, talent, and innovation to America’s Credit Union Conference

April 6, 2018



Lauren Williams – CUNA Communications; (202) 626-7642;

Tiffany Niederwerfer – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4284;

MADISON, Wis., and BOSTON (March 16, 2018) – With a massive shift in generational talent, impressive millennial spending power, and a digital financial landscape that allows for on-demand fulfillment at lightning speed, there have never been more opportunities for credit union executives to lead with influence. Credit Union National Association welcomes four compelling thought leaders to keynote America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC) taking place June 28-July 1, 2018 in Boston.

The 2018 America’s Credit Union Conference speaker line-up includes a Fortune 500 talent coach, celebrity chef and best-selling author, internationally renowned marketing pro and one of the world’s fifty most influential management thinkers:

  • Daniel Lerner – Speaker, Author and Coach, Lerner has spent over two decades pursuing the answer to this question: What does happiness have to do with achieving excellence and success? In ten years as a talent agent with some of the world's most elite firms, Daniel has helped develop the careers of world-class performers.
  • Jeff Henderson – Celebrity Chef and Author, Henderson is a role model for anyone who needs the encouragement to reinvent their life. Since he discovered his passion and gift for cooking in the unlikeliest of places - prison - Jeff has completely turned his life around, and today serves as a popular and powerful voice for self-transformation.
  • Jonathan Mildenhall – Marketing Expert and former Chief Marketing Officer of Airbnb, Mildenhall is an internationally renowned thought leader in the worlds of business strategy and creative excellence. A proponent of purposeful branding - Jonathan is passionate about connecting consumers with brands in a meaningful, authentic way and building community-driven brands that promote positive societal change. 
  • Whitney Johnson – Author and Business Leader, Johnson’s research and work in disruptive innovation shapes how individuals and corporations manage change. Whitney was recognized as one of the world's fifty most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2017 and 2015. Through speaking, writing, coaching, and consulting, she synthesizes the key levers of change and how to use them effectively.

A full list of ACUC speakers can be found at Hi-res photos of the speakers can be found here.

The conference agenda is centered around exploring the core ideas that move the credit union industry forward. In addition to compelling keynotes and lively breakout sessions, America’s Credit Union Conference attendees will take part in onsite experiential learning sessions around Boston.  Learn more at


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