Marijuana & Hemp eSchool

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Marijuana & Hemp eSchool

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is pleased to offer a Cannabis/Hemp eSchool, featuring guest speaker Deirdra O’Gorman Founder & Principal, DX Consulting.

GUEST SPEAKER: Deirdra O’Gorman Founder & Principal, DX Consulting

This eSchool will cover:

  • Recent regulatory updates
  • How businesses are evolving
  • What financial institutions should be thinking about
    for their cannabis and hemp banking programs
  • Business payments

June 9, 2021

1:30 pm Welcome Remarks

Brian Knight, EVP & General Counsel, NASCUS
Deirdra O’Gorman, Founder & Principal, DX Consulting

1:45 pm 101 Cannabis

Deirdra O’Gorman, Founder & Principal, DX Consulting

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm 101 Hemp

Deirdra O’Gorman, Founder & Principal, DX Consulting

5:00 pm Social Justice Issues Around Marijuana

5:30 pm Wrap Up

June 10, 2021

1:30 pm Welcome Remarks

1:40 pm Lending

David J. Apfel, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm Business Payments

5:00 pm Technology

Ryan Canin, CEO, DocFox
Mike Kennedy, Co-Founder and Head of Product & Strategy, Green Check Verified
Tony Repanich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Shield Compliance

5:30 pm Wrap Up

June 11, 2021

1:30 pm Opening Remarks

1:45 pm NCUA Panel

2:30 pm The World Beyond Legalization

3:30 pm Session TBD

5:30 pm Wrap Up



Speaker Bios

Deirdra O’Gorman, Founder & Principal, DX Consulting
Deirdra O’Gorman has 26 years of experience as a senior financial services executive. She has held numerous leadership positions, including CEO of a de novo financial institution and Market President for a nationally chartered bank, with $17 billion in assets. With her extensive banking experience, Ms. O’Gorman founded one of the leading BSA/AML consulting firms for cannabis banking, DX Consulting, in 2014. In the last 3 years, Deirdra and her business partners founded Empyreal Logistics, a cash logistics company that provides transit, deposit processing and onsite audit solutions for financial institutions and businesses. Empyreal Logistics currently services 29 states in the continental U.S.

In 2016, Deirdra was named one of 20 “People to Watch” in the cannabis financial services industry and has been featured in articles by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN and more. She is considered one of the foremost experts on banking and compliance for highly regulated industries. Through her work, she has become a nationally known speaker and can be found working with financial institutions, regulators, government agencies, entrepreneurs, and attorneys who are looking to gain a better understanding of emerging markets.

Mike Kennedy, Co-founder / Head of Product & Strategy, Green Check Verified
Mike Kennedy is a Co-founder and Head of Product & Strategy at Green Check Verified, a technology-enabled solution for banking the cannabis industry. Mike’s background is in helping community financial institutions leverage technology to better manage their compliance and risk functions, and he has helped hundreds of institutions develop and implement bespoke compliance programs. Prior to co-founding Green Check, Mike helped scale Continuity, the first SaaS-based compliance management system for community financial institutions. Having worked with FIs across the country, Mike deeply understands the cost and complexities involved with maintaining compliance. This experience drives Mike and his team’s mission of helping FIs reduce their regulatory burden and build competitive advantages by tapping into new markets.

Tony Repanich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Shield Compliance
As President and Chief Operating Officer of Shield Compliance, Tony leads day-to-day operations and is the company’s principal product architect. Having served as a senior executive at a Washington State-based community bank for over 20 years, Tony has in-depth knowledge of the banking industry and the regulatory and compliance requirements for high-risk industries. Today he brings that knowledge to financial institutions serving and considering serving the legal cannabis industry.

Ryan Canin, CEO, DocFoxRyan is the CEO of DocFox, a digital tool which enables rapid account opening, customer onboarding and automated complex workflows for business and commercial banking.

DocFox currently works with over 200 financial institutions to reduce manual effort through advanced document processing with document inspection, data capture and comparison of any document and a suite of automation tools.

Banks and credit unions use DocFox to enable remote account opening for business banking, bank across state lines with comfort, bank high-risk industries like cannabis banking or streamline business lending and back-office processes to completely transform the client experience and reduce costs and losses due to manual activities.



June 9 @ 1:00 pm
June 11 @ 5:00 pm