September 10-11, 2020
ENRICH | CONNECT | ENGAGE
In its sixth year, Alloya's 2020 Leadership Symposium will bring together executives from across Alloya’s national membership for a virtual rendition of this can't-miss event.
Who Should Attend?
If you’re a credit union leader, this event is for you. Whether you are a CEO, CFO, COO, manager or anyone with the responsibility of leading a team of credit union people, Alloya’s Symposium is the perfect education event.
Although this year’s Symposium is taking place virtually, the benefits of attending remain unchanged. We guarantee you’ll gain thought-provoking takeaways, leadership inspiration and a yearning to attend this event year after year. Not to mention, we’ve made this year’s Symposium more accessible than ever before by eliminating the registration fee.
Two half-days of virtual sessions on September 10-11, 2020:
- Thursday, September 10 starting at 10:30 am CT
- Friday, September 11 starting at 11:00 am CT
The convenience of your office – wherever that may be come September! All you’ll need is an internet-connected device and a comfy chair so you can sit back and soak up the great content we have lined up for you.
In continuation of our efforts to provide as much relief and support as possible, Alloya has eliminated the registration fee to attend the 2020 Leadership Symposium.
- September 10, 2020 - 10:30 am CT
- September 11, 2020 - 11:00 am CT
- Panel discussion: The Aftermath for Credit Unions: COVID-19 and the Presidential Election
- More to be announced
Detailed agenda coming soon.
Big Announcement Coming Soon!
Making the decision to virtually host this year’s Leadership Symposium was bittersweet. Digitally recreating the vibrant energy that abounds at the in-person event will be an unprecedented challenge for our Events Team – but rest assured we’ve got more than a few tricks up our sleeve to make it a Symposium as memorable and meaningful as any other!
As for the years ahead, we have every intention to resume hosting the Leadership Symposium live and in-person. Stay tuned for a BIG announcement regarding the 2021 Symposium.
Ginger Hardage recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years, where she served as a member of the CEO's executive leadership team. At Southwest (the nation’s largest airline), Ginger led a team of 150 people responsible for building and sustaining the organization's legendary culture and communications enterprise.
Recognized by many as a foremost global authority on building and sustaining organizational culture, Ginger was responsible for the activities that nourished the culture and the internal and external communications function. At Southwest, Ginger was a tireless ambassador of the world-famous Southwest Culture, leading to honors like 23 consecutive years on FORTUNE’s “Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World” list. Most importantly, Ginger helped champion the values that have made Southwest a culture of enduring greatness – we put people first, we treat customers like family, we nurture our culture, and we try to change ahead of the times.
In addition to leading Southwest’s “Best Place to Work” initiatives, Hardage led the airline's culture and communications evolution, expanding the communication functions to include more robust internal communications capabilities and a more focused corporate philanthropy program. She also led the airline's Culture Committee, employee recognition and engagement, and all companywide celebrations.
Upon retirement, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said “Ginger has made countless contributions to Southwest. She has been an invaluable business partner, advisor, and mentor. She brings constant, positive energy and enthusiasm to all those around her, and that is infectious. She has built superb teams that we are very proud of, and that I know will continue her special brand of excellence."
Throughout her career, Ginger has received countless awards and honors including the PR Week Top 50 Power list, PR Week 50 Most Powerful Women in Public Relations, Texas’ Most Powerful and Influential Women, and “Legendary Communicator” by Southern Methodist University in 2007. Ginger was inducted into the Public Relations Hall of Fame in 2015, received the Legacy Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in 2016, and was selected for the James C. Bowling Executive-In-Residence Lecture Series at the University of Kentucky in 2005.
Ginger currently serves as a Trustee on two global boards—Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Arthur Page Society. In Dallas, she serves on the board of The Trinity Park Conservancy, was recently President of the Trinity Commons Foundation, and is an advisory board member for the City of Dallas’ Center for Performance Excellence. Ginger previously served on advisory boards of Novartis in Basel, Switzerland; Business Civic Leadership Center, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Big Brothers and Sisters of Metropolitan Dallas; Southwest Cares; and the Council of Public Relations Firms.
Before beginning her career at Southwest Airlines in 1990, Ginger held a variety of marketing and public relations positions at Maxus Energy Corporation, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, and Life Insurance Company of the Southwest.
Ginger earned a B.A. in advertising/public relations from Texas Tech University and was recognized as an outstanding alumna by the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University.
In 2017, Ginger launched Unstoppable Cultures, a brand designed to help organizations create and sustain cultures of enduring greatness. Ginger’s expertise and worldwide recognition is highly sought-after as a consultant and speaker, and she has accepted engagements at organizations like Google and Princeton.
Lee Rubin, Former Captain of the Penn State Football team and Corporate Human Resources professional, is an emerging voice. His unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application makes him a highly sought after speaker and teacher. Lee is a frequent speaker and panelist at corporations, conferences and schools throughout the country.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communications, with a minor in Business from Penn State University. Rubin received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions. Lee not only emerged as a three-year starting free safety, he also became a captain of the team.
Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.