Volunteer Leadership Institute - East

On September 22-25, 2013, MSIC’s Center for Credit Union Governance again partnered with The Paragon Group to sponsor a Volunteer Leadership Institute for credit union directors and executive officers.


The conference was held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort & Spa in Amelia Island, Florida. Credit union representatives from across the nation attended this event. This is the second VLI-East sponsored by MSIC and The Paragon Group. Last fall, a similar session was held at the Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. 

The sessions provided world-class training for credit union leadership and a unique forum for discussion of the pressing issues facing the industry. This year’s speakers list included: Tim Harrington, President of T.E.A.M. Resources; Amy Whitehead, Senior Management Analyst, Florida Office of Financial Regulations; Bob Schumacher, Senior Consultant of The Paragon Group; Francois G. Henriquez, II, of Counsel of Shutts & Bowen, LLP; Michael Moss, Financial Control Analyst of the Division of Financial Institutions, Florida; Alix Patterson, COO of Callahan & Associates; John D. Worth, Ph.D., Chief Economist of the NCUA; Mary Beth Spuck, CEO of The Paragon Group; Jack M. Antonini, President & CEO of NACUSO; Mike Hanson, President & CEO of MSIC; Michael D. Lozoff, Partner of Shutts & Bowen, LLP; Julie Lynch, Ph.D., President of Turning Pointe Consulting; James L. This, Ph.D., President of The Paragon Group; and Herb Yolles, Director, Region III of the NCUA. 

For the past 17 years, The Paragon Group has hosted a similar institute in Hawaii in February. The MSIC-Paragon partnership allows this unique conference format to be more readily accessible to credit unions on the East Coast. The VLI-Hawaii will next be held at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Wailea-Maui, Hawaii on February 5-8, 2014. For further information, please visit www.theparagongroup.com.