Economic & Payments Forum 2020

October 5 – 8
Omni Frisco Hotel at the Star

Forum News

Star-stacked & Power-packed Lineup for 2019 Economic & Payments Forum

by Catalyst Corporate | May 21, 2019

Catalyst Corporate announces its star-stacked speaker lineup for the 2019 Economic & Payments Forum, slated for Sept. 30-Oct. 3 in Frisco, Texas. 

This year’s Forum offers a power-packed agenda over 3-1/2 days and will be held at the Omni Hotel, next to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters. Well-regarded economists – together with credit union and payments/fintech thought leaders – make this a touchdown worthy, “out-of-this-world,” must-attend event!

The first day, credit unions will get a full day of balance sheet management strategies from Catalyst Strategic Solutions advisory and ALM professionals. This list of experienced in-house speakers includes Managing Principal, Mark DeBree; Vice President – Advisory Service, Steven Houle; ALM Client Services Manager, Aaron Martini; Senior Advisor, Mark Wert and Advisor, Jonathan Jackson.

The following days, attendees can enjoy expert guest presentations from a diverse group of experts. The agenda includes:

  • Professional Leadership Speaker Kevin Brown, The Hero Effect
  • NAFCU Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long, Credit Union Economics: the Good, the Bad and the Uncertain
  • Economist and Author Bernard Baumohl, Housing Influences on the Economy
  • Author and Digital Transformation Expert Daniel Newman, Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy
  • Technology Lawyer Tom Kulik, Cybersecurity for the C-Suite & Beyond
  • Creative Process Illustrator Angie Moline, Visual Thinking Workshop: Practical Tools that Lead to Innovative Results
  • Economist, Author and Former U.S. Navy Commander Mary Kelly, FutureNomics for Credit Union Leaders
  • Bestselling Author and Demographic Implications Expert Kelly McDonald, Economic, Demographic and Psychographic Trends You Should Leverage Now
  • Nacha President & CEO Jane Larimer, The Future of Payments: Global Trends, Faster Payments and the ACH Network
  • Credit Union 2.0 Founder Kirk Drake, At the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and CUs
  • Finastra VP of Digital Community Markets Allan Brown, Digital & Mobile Banking: Usage & Trends

To “The Star” and the moon and back!

Monday will conclude with a Football Fan Extravaganza and the opportunity to visit with former Dallas Cowboys tight end and five-time Pro Bowler, Jay Novacek. And in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of America’s first moon-landing, former astronaut Harrison Schmitt will deliver the keynote speech on Wednesday, October 2, with a special fundraising luncheon for the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation to follow. Attendees will have the chance to meet Schmitt, who made three spectacular moonwalks during his multi-day stay on the lunar surface.

Join Catalyst Corporate at the 2019 Economic & Payments Forum. Registration will open soon! For complete details, visit