January 30th

10:00 am EDT
9:00 am CDT


Venue Info:

Governor’s Club
202 S. Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Hotel Info:

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
200 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301



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This year’s 2018 Florida Advocacy Conference will feature guest speaker Jimmy Patronis, who serves the citizens of the state of Florida as Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal, and member of the Florida Cabinet.

Jimmy Patronis served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2014, representing his hometown region in the Florida Panhandle. He was appointed to serve on Florida’s Public Service Commission, as well as the Constitution Revision Commission, which meets once every twenty years to propose changes to the state constitution.

He is recognized for outstanding leadership in his hometown of Panama City and throughout Florida. Committed to active civic engagement and business development, he has chaired the Greater Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Council, served on the board of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Bay County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, and as national president for the Florida Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. He is a former trustee of the Gulf Coast Medical Center, and former director of the Bay Medical Center’s Foundation and Gulf Coast Community College Foundation Board.


Tuesday, January 30, at the Governor's Club
10:00am - 10:30amConference Registration & Welcome Refreshments
Sponsored by CU Members Mortgage
10:30am - 10:40amOpening Session – Conference welcome and League update from LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine that will outline the important initiatives LSCU is undertaking on behalf of member credit unions.
10:40am - 11:40amLegislative Priorities and Hill Instructions – The League’s Advocacy Team will present the legislative priority issues and discuss what to expect in the lawmaker meetings.
11:40am - 12:45pmPolitical Action Committee Awards Luncheon – Annual Credit Union PAC Awards Recognition Ceremony and Presentation of the Florida Lawmaker of the Year.
Sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group
1:00pm - 5:00pmHill Visits – Attendees will visit legislative members and staff at the Capitol guided by a member of the League’s Advocacy team to advocate on behalf of the credit union industry.
5:30pm - 7:00pmLawmaker Reception – The League will host a reception at the Governors Club for attendees and lawmakers to mingle in a more relaxed atmosphere after meeting with them during the earlier Hill visits.
Sponsored by Print Resources, Inc.
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Dinner on your own
Wednesday, January 31, at the Governor's Club
8:00am - 8:30amBreakfast - Breakfast and coffee will be served.
Sponsored by Sorenson VanLeuven
8:30am - 9:15amKeynote Address – More information to come.
9:15am - 10:15amCU Power Panel: Are You In On the Action? – A panel made up of credit union peers will facilitate a thought-provoking discussion about the importance of advocacy and political action. This exchange of information will be incredibly valuable as CU thought-leaders are deciding how to make the most impactful investment in the future of the credit union industry.
10:15am - 10:30amBreak
Sponsored by Saltmarsh Cleaveland & Gund
10:30am - 12:00pmRegulator Roundtable – Representatives from Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation and the National Credit Union Administration will lead a discussion on regulatory issues and hot topics facing the industry.

Registration Information:

Regular Attendee Registration: $109
YPG Attendee Registration: $79

Hotel Information:

Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
200 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Hotel Room Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018
Reservations: 866.932.6282
Rate: $259/night
Please refer to the “League of Southeastern Credit Union Group Block” to receive the discounted rate.
Click here to make reservations online.

Conference Information:

Governor’s Club
202 S. Adams St., Tallahassee, FL 32301

Registrant Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing and received by Monday, January 22, 2018 by 5:00pm. No refunds will be issued after this time. Substitutions are always welcome.

Special Needs:

If you have physical, medical, or dietary needs requiring special attention, contact Jo Beth Wicks at 866.231.0545 x2172.