APEX 2021

Let’s Get Together Face to Face and Reach New Heights…

The Credit Union League of Connecticut is pleased to welcome Connecticut’s Credit Unions, system partners and vendors to APEX 2021. This event, held in collaboration with the Cooperative Credit Union Association, will be in person* at Mohegan Sun on October 13-14.

Join your peers from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island for this premier event. APEX 2021 will feature informative general sessions, an exhibit hall, and — most of all — a chance to come together to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Small CU (Less than $100M):
$299 Per Person
Large CU (More than $100M):
$499 Per Person
YP (Under 40):
$299 Per Person
$199 Per Person


Register Now

Register by Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Connecticut credit unions must register using the form below - click here.
Vendors looking to register may do so here or email Chris Whalen, VP Marketing at [email protected].
CCUA members must register here.

*All safety guidelines as mandated by the Mohegan Tribal Health Department will be followed during APEX 2021.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:
CUNA Mutual Group

APEX Information


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.




9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

General Session

Opening Ceremony / Welcome Remarks


9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

General Session

Futurenomics: The Economic Snapshot You Need to See Today

Dr. Mary Kelly, Ph. D, CDR, US Navy (ret)

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Exhibit Hall Open


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

General Session

300,000 Ways to Become a Federal Criminal

Michael Chase, Esq., White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer and Author

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Lunch on Your Own


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learning Lab

The Post-COVID Economy | A Contrarian’s Perspective

Tom Slefinger, Alloya Investment Services

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learning Lab

The Next Generation of Employee Engagement in Healthcare

Alera Group & 1800MD

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learning Lab

The #1 Hidden Problem that is Hindering your 2022 Strategy

Kyle Stutzman, Pure IT CU Services

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learning Lab

Board BSA Training and Strategy Module

Judy Britt, CT League & Mark Barry, Lodestar & Company

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

General Session (CT Only)

 A Guide to Cannabis Banking

Tony Repanich, Shield Compliance

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Welcome Reception with Exhibitors


7:00 p.m.


Dinner on Your Own


Thursday, October 14, 2021

7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.




7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.




8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

General Session

I’m Strong If You’re Strong: Leadership by Developing the Gifts of Your People and Shaping a Winning Culture

Dr. Kevin Elko, PhD.

9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Exhibit Hall Open


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learning Lab

Member Experience and Service Excellence

Joel Hartzler, Filene Research Institute

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learning Lab

Transforming Workplace, Marketplace, and Community: DEI in Action

Joseph Hankey, CUNA Mutual Group

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Learning Lab

Update on the Faster Payments Landscape

Joseph Casali, NEACH

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


Connecticut Awards Lunch


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Exhibitor Prize Drawing Collection in Exhibit Hall


2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Session

Fireside Chat with Jim Rice

Jim Rice, Baseball Legend & Hall of Famer

3:30 p.m.


APEX Concludes



Speakers & Sessions

Credit Union Registration Form

Please complete a separate form per person.