Get to Know Your 2024 Georgia Advocacy Conference Speakers

Have you registered for the 2024 Georgia Advocacy Conference yet? If not, register today so you don’t miss this dynamic speaker lineup! Join us as we embark on a journey of empowerment, collaboration, and advocacy – because together, we shape the future.

Update from the Governor’s Office
January 30, 2024 | 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Chastain D & E

Ian Caraway is the Deputy Director of Government Affairs and Policy in the Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp. With over a decade of experience in Georgia politics, he has worked in all three branches of state government.

Regulatory Panel: Examination Expectations from the Department of Banking & Finance
January 30, 2024 | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. | Chastain D & E

We hear a lot about how the regulations which govern the practices of your credit unions are consistently updated and added to, but what can credit unions expect at the state level? Commissioner Kevin Hagler and Deputy Commissioner for Supervision Melissa Sneed of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance will spend the afternoon with us providing a detailed update and answering any questions you might have.

Kevin Hagler has regulatory oversight of 123 banks, 48 credit unions, and over 21,000 mortgage and money service business entities.
Melissa Sneed is responsible for oversight responsibility for all Georgia state-chartered financial institutions including banks, credit unions, holding companies, and non-depository trust companies.

Georgia on the Map: Navigating the 2024 Election Season
January 30, 2024 | 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. | Chastain D & E

Georgia’s most popular political pundits are back! Tharon Johnson and Brian Robinson, hosts of NPR’s Political Breakfast, return to the State Advocacy Conference for a fourth year in a row to participate in a panel moderated by Sydney Seral as we look ahead into another election year with Georgia in the national spotlight. Tharon will share his thoughts on the Democratic side, and Brian will share from the Republican point of view as the two fervently (and amicably) debate.

Tharon Johnson is recognized as a national leader in political strategy and commentary. During his career, Johnson has served at senior levels of federal, state, and local campaigns and advised members of Congress, leaders in state government, the mayor of one of the largest cities in the nation, and a presidential campaign.
  Brian Robinson owns Robinson Republic, a communications consulting firm, that specializes in public affairs messaging throughout the state of Georgia. He is a regular political commentator in metro Atlanta media’s leading outlets and national cable news channels, including weekly appearances on WABE’s Political Breakfast.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to advocate in Georgia’s capital and get the inside scoop on what’s to come for the legislative session from key insiders! Make sure to review this year’s conference agenda, hotel booking details and speaker information.

Register for your spot at the conference today and remember to book your room using LSCU’s hotel block before Monday, January 8, 2024.

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Lizeth George
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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents nearly 300 credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. It has a combined total of almost $200 billion in assets and 12.4 million members. LSCU provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications.

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