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SteveRickSteve Rick
Steve is a director and the chief economist for CUNA Mutual Group. He is an economic researcher, analyst and forecaster with an expertise in consumer markets and the credit union industry. Rick's forecasts are the starting point for the strategic planning process and help create a clear understanding of the underlying trends and links between the general economy, the financial services industry, and CUNA Mutual Group's policy owners. Rick was previously the senior economist for CUNA's Economics & Statistics Department for 22 years. In addition to his work at CUNA Mutual Group, he serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UWCU). The owner of a B.S. in Finance and a B.S, an M/S and a Ph.D in Economics, Rick shares his fiscal and economic expertise as a senior lecturer with the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the facilitator/instructor of CUNA Management School's Stanford Bank Game.




Lisa X WaldenLisa X. Walden
Lisa Walden is a speaker, strategist, and consultant dedicated to helping businesses create authentic, empowering workplaces that don’t inspire the dreaded Sunday scaries. Her presentations deliver action-oriented insights that help people better connect, collaborate, and communicate.

As co-founder of Good Company Consulting, her work is centered on the (strangely revolutionary) concept that people and strategy don’t have to be mutually exclusive. She takes a holistic approach to workplace strategy, keeping human beings - arguably the most valuable resources - at front and center. Lisa’s speeches focus on how to maintain thriving cultures, best-practices for mindful communication practices, and tactics for nurturing the single most important component of a healthy work environment—trust.

She has worked with a broad range of clients and organizations, ranging from architects, to finance, real estate, and hospitality. In her speeches, Lisa strives to inspire mindset shifts by presenting valuable, research-based insights in a way that resonates, engages, and entertains. She weaves in stories, statistics, case studies, and some good old-fashioned self-deprecating humor into each and every one of her presentations.

Lisa is the co-author of Managing Millennials for Dummies and is deep in the trenches of planning her next book. She is a voracious consumer of all business-related books, podcasts, magazines, and think pieces.