Volunteer-specific education sessions kick off 82nd HCUL Annual Convention

on "December 13, 2019 2:26 pm"

Credit union volunteers: Make the most of your participation in the 82nd Hawaii Credit Union League Annual Convention. Set for April 23-25, 2020 at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, the convention kicks off a stellar slate of Thursday educational opportunities specifically for credit union volunteers.

edited mary wongedited Kevin HerringBoard of Directors Duties & Responsibilities 
Mary Wong, Hawaii State FCU & Kevin Herring, Ashford & Wriston, LLP 
Volunteers will review NCUA and HRS regulations regarding duties and responsibilities for credit union directors. This includes handling potential conflicts of interest and avoiding the appearance of impropriety. A sample code of conduct and disclosure form will be presented for discussion. Participants can get further information during questions and answers time. 

About our presenters:
Kevin W. Herring is the managing partner of Ashford & Wriston, LLP. His practice focuses on commercial litigation. He advises credit unions on issues pertaining to intellectual property, litigation, subpoenas, garnishments and other legal process. Herring earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was Notes Editor of the Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Herring earned his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Hawaii.

Mary Wong is senior vice president and general counsel at Hawaii State FCU. Wong joined Hawaii State FCU from the Honolulu law firm Ashford & Wriston, LLP, where her practice focused on financial institutions. She has represented several credit unions, banks, and Hawaii Credit Union League in management and operations.

edited jon nakamotoedited Bill AkamineSupervisory Committee Duties & Responsibilities
William Akamine & Jon Nakamoto, Hawaii State FCU 
Gain clarity on your duties as a supervisory committee member. You will review the roles and responsibilities for credit union supervisory committee members. This includes developing the risk assessment and audit plan, performing audits, and reporting results.

About our presenters: 
William Akamine manages the Compliance and Risk Management Department of Hawaii State FCU. He has been with the credit union since 2001. Akamine’s team oversees the Bank Secrecy Act program, compliance reviews on the deposit and loan programs, business resumption planning, and vendor management programs. Since 2013, he has conducted and reported on Enterprise Risk Management, and he most recently designed operational risk self-assessments. A certified compliance officer, Bill is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He started his financial industry career as a bank economist.

Jon Nakamoto is vice president of Internal Audit at Hawaii State FCU.  He reports to the supervisory committee and supports the committee by performing internal audits of credit union operations.  He has reviewed internal controls and performed internal audits of financial institutions for over 30 years.

edited Dorie FitchettBank Secrecy Act for Volunteers
Dorie Fitchett, Hawaii Credit Union League
Volunteers need to understand the importance of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulatory requirements, ramifications of noncompliance, and risks posted to the credit union. Learn what can happen if the credit union does not comply with BSA, the U.S. Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Dorie Fitchett is Hawaii Credit Union League’s regulatory officer and has over four decades of experience working for and serving the needs of Hawaii’s credit unions. She assists credit unions with regulatory compliance activities, which includes publishing the weekly InfoSight eNewsletter, conducting BSA training, and researching answers to specific compliance questions. Fitchett is certified as a credit union compliance expert and bank secrecy act compliance specialist.


Annual Convention Registration starts in January 2020. Mark your calendars and join us at the HCUL 82nd Annual Convention, April 23-25, 2020 in Honolulu.

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