Rudolf J. Hanley
Former President & CEO
SchoolsFirst Credit Union
In making SchoolsFirst the country's largest educational credit union, Rudy Hanley's passion for business-education collaborations has shaped his considerable accomplishments as both an extraordinary business leader and a community philanthropist. Inspired by the "people helping people" philosophy of the credit union movement, he worked for the California Credit Union League until 1982, when he was named to the helm of what was then known as the Orange County Teachers Federal Credit Union. As president and chief executive officer, Mr. Hanley has made SchoolsFirst the country's largest educational credit union and the seventh largest of all credit unions nationwide. His unwavering focus on SchoolsFirst's role as a good corporate citizen has earned broad recognition for its wide-ranging philanthropic endeavors, many centered on education and the needs of young people. Mr. Hanley earned a BA in mathematics and a teaching credential at the University of California, Irvine and earned a JD from Western State University College of Law.
CO-OP Financial Services
Stan Hollen has dedicated his entire professional career to the credit union movement. For 33 years, beginning when he was elected to a credit union board of directors at age 19, Hollen has crafted a career – on the state and national levels -- in which he focused on developing innovative products and services to help credit unions serve their members and compete in the financial services market. Born in Illinois, Hollen attended Eastern Illinois University, where he received his bachelor’s and master’s in business administration.
Gary J. Oakland
Former President & CEO
Gary J. Oakland served as President & CEO of BECU from 1986 to 2011. He began his career with BECU in 1980 as the Director of Finance, handling investments and planning, and his credit union career began in 1975 as a teller at Seattle Telco Credit Union. Gary currently serves as a board member TRUST for Credit Unions. Gary is a native of Washington, graduating cum laude in economics from Washington State University. He spent a semester at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, studying comparative political and economic systems. In addition to numerous industry educational programs, he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Federal Credit Union
Mr. Regan is the President/CEO of Digital Federal Credit Union. Mr. Regan has been with Digital for the past 23 years. In addition to leading the organization as President/CEO since January of 2009, he served as Senior Vice President & CFO and prior to that Internal Auditor. Prior to joining Digital, Mr. Regan performed and directed audits of financial institutions with Wolf & Company, P.C. Mr. Regan has served as a board member of various credit union collaborative organizations, charitable groups, and Digital subsidiaries. He has also served on numerous industry association committees over the past 20+ years. Additionally, Mr. Regan has presented and participated on panels at numerous regional and national credit union forums.
Mr. Regan graduated from the University of Lowell, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration, concentration in accounting and a minor in computers. Mr. Regan currently serves as an advisory board member of Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Suncoast Credit Union
With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Julie Renderos is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Suncoast Credit Union.
A University of Michigan alum, Renderos holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Florida. Before joining Suncoast Credit Union, Julie worked at Citizens Bank in Flint, Michigan.
Renderos has also earned her Certified Credit Union Executive designation and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida.
Wendell "Bucky" Sebastian
Former Executive Director
NCUF; and Former President & CEO GTE Federal Credit Union
Bucky Sebastian is well known within the credit union community, having spent 20 years as CEO of Tampa-based GTE Federal Credit Union. He also was executive director and general counsel of the National Credit Union Administration from 1981-1985 during Edgar F. Callahan’s tenure as chairman. After his service at NCUA, Bucky co-founded Callahan & Associates, a credit union consulting firm. He is also a former general counsel of the Illinois Department of Financial Institutions. Bucky has a BS in Advanced Scholastic Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago, holds a JD from Loyola and completed the program for senior managers in government at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University. He has served on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, CO-OP Financial Services and has chaired the boards of National Center for Member Trust and the Tampa Firefighter’s Museum.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Pomona College, Department of Economics
In credit union circles Michael is known best as Dean of Western CUNA Management School (WCMS). He has been with the school 2006. Michael also serves on the Supervisory Committee of First City Credit Union in Los Angeles. Michael appears regularly before credit union audiences to speak on the state of financial markets and the national economy.
Michael graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Economics, Political Science and Statistics. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Michael joined Pomona College in 2004 where he now serves as Chair of the Department of Economics. He is also affiliated as a Public Policy Fellow and researches at the University of California at Los Angeles.