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Thank you for attending!

On behalf of ILFI, OBL and MBA we THANK YOU for attending this UN-conventional gathering of more than 750 attendees at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. More than a “conventional” affair, the joint convention blended the best into a single, unique convention.  We hope you made memories that will last a lifetime and formed partnerships and relationships that will benefit your employees, customers and communities for years to come. 

All available presentations are posted in the mobile app, under "schedule". You may download the app through your app store, on any mobile device, by searching MBA/OBL/ILFI.  Or access through the links below:

Next-Generation Loyalty: Changing the Customer Engagement Paradigm 
Stuart Cook, Chief Technology Officer, Buzz Points, Austin, TX

Islands of Profitability that Create Success 
Charley McQueen, President & CEO, McQueen Financial Advisors, Clawson, MI

Welcome to the Experience Economy 
Jim Gilmore, Founder, Strategic Horizon Associate Professor/Innovation & Design, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Planning to Enter the Fintech Market? 
Rob Morgan, VP/Emerging Technologies, American Bankers Association

John Waupsh, CIO, Kasasa, Austin, TX

Cybersanity While Watching for Sick Birds 
Dan Hadaway CISA CISM CRISC, Managing Partner, Infotex, Lafayette, IN

Building a People Strategy - If your people are your competitive advantage, then what is your people strategy? 
Louis Rabaut, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids, MI

Large Bank Best Practices that Community Banks Can Implement Today 
Brian Mischel, Partner, BKD, LLP, Cincinnati, OH

It’s Time to Build our Political Muscle 
Ken Burgess, Chairman, American Bankers Association

How to Work & Lead with People Not Like You 
Kelly McDonald, Founder, McDonald Marketing

Flawless Execution: Developing Leadership through Execution
Brandon “Manson” Williams, Executive Consultant, Afterburner F-15E Fighter Pilot, T-38 Instructor Pilot, United States Air Force
Jen “Steel” Wade, Executive Consultant, Afterburner Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, United States Air Force

Turning Loan Applications into Journeys 
Guillermo Leveson-Gower, COO, Valuescape Analytics Inc., San Diego, CA

Catching a New Wave of Leadership 
Mark Angott, President, Angott Search Group, Rochester, MI
Charlie Tudor, Managing Director, Angott Search Group, Rochester, MI

Bust your Brain-block about Blockchain (please visit our mobile app for this presentation)
Dave Schroepfer, Partner, Wipfli, LLP, Westchester, IL
Girish Ramachandra, Senior Manager, Wipfli, LLP, Westchester, IL

Unconventional Ownership – How to Leverage Mutuality in a Stock-Oriented Environment 
Kip Weissman, Partner, Luse Gorman, PC, Washington, DC

Another big shout out to our incredible UN-conventional sponsors and exhibitors! Without your generous contributions, our Convention could not have taken place so THANK YOU!!

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