It’s Day 2 at the New York Credit Union Association’s Compliance and Legal Conference at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona. Day 1 was filled with informative speakers and an evening reception gave attendees the opportunity to interact with their credit union colleagues from around the state.
John Bagyi, SPHR, SHRM-SCP of Bond, Schoeneck & King kicked off the Compliance and Legal Conference with a labor & employment law update, and later provided attendees with “HR Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner.”
An insightful update on the state licensing process for cannabis businesses and issues for credit unions to consider as they explore the possibility of providing banking services was presented by Axel Bernabe, chief of staff & senior policy director, Office of Cannabis Management.
Kristina Persaud, the Association’s legislative analyst, provided attendees with updates on both New York state and federal bills that impact credit unions and their members, and gave attendees a glimpse into the Association’s Hike the Hill event next week in Washington, DC, where credit union advocates will advocate for New York state credit unions.
Attendees also interacted as Charles Nerk and Kevin Szczepanski, partners at Barclay Damon LLP, and Joy Peterson, CEO, Bessemer System FCU discussed negotiating core contracts and lessons from the frontline. Case in point: “Sophisticated” hackers, cybercriminals and adversarial nation states continue to focus their efforts on exploiting third-party service providers.
Peterson reminded attendees of the importance of data. “Do you know where your data is? Start wondering where it is. It’s your members’ data,” Peterson said, also reminding attendees that “you work for your members, not your vendors.”
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