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State National CEO Symposium 2024

Streamsong Resort, Bowling Green, Florida

At State National, the difference is in the details in everything we do. And at our flagship CEO Symposium event, every detail has been meticulously chosen to leave you with an unforgettable experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Attendees are afforded three days of networking, fine dining, and many recreational activities, including golf, clay shooting, guided bass fishing, and spa amenities, at the unparalleled Streamsong Golf Resort. State National covers attendee airfare, hotel accommodations, meals, and onsite activities during the program.

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This three-day educational retreat connects leaders from financial institutions across the country to network and gain valuable industry insights. The Symposium’s educational sessions are curated by State National to provide you with knowledge and real-world tools to directly impact your business. State National is committed to sharing thought leadership in the financial services space.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak with other CEOs and industry experts about trends and strategies that will empower you to leave a legacy. What business relationships should you invest in to propel growth and avoid stagnation? What is your niche and how can you capitalize and innovate for that audience? Reflect and evaluate how your organization’s strategy and culture compares to others. Envision how you can transform your financial institution to continue meeting the needs of your stakeholders for today and years to come.


On Wednesday afternoon State National will host its fourth annual SNCares Charity Golf Tournament. Compete to win a donation to the nonprofit of your choice and hit the links on Streamsong Blue, a nationally ranked Tim Doak-designed gem. The course was designed in harmony with the surrounding natural topography and vibrant wildlife. You just might encounter a fawn on your green.

Not a golfer? Watch the fun, opt for a day pass to AcquaPietra Spa, enjoy a relaxing massage or facial, explore the grounds, or experience archery, tennis, or a leisurely pool day.

Before you depart on Thursday, choose from a guided bass fishing adventure, a sporting clay challenge, or a round on Streamsong’s newest course, The Chain. Named after the large dragline chain links once used in the mining process on Streamsong’s land, the course opens in early 2024 and you will be one of the first to experience this 19-hole, 3,000-yard layout short course, playable in under three hours.


Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O'Leary attended the University of Waterloo, earning an Honors bachelor's degree in environmental studies and psychology in 1977, and an MBA from the Ivey Business School in 1980. After a brief role at Nabisco Brands, he co-founded Special Event Television, producing sports programs. In 1986, Kevin co-founded SoftKey Software, pioneering consumer marketing in software. As PCs became affordable, SoftKey thrived with family-oriented software. Notably, the company merged with Spinnaker Software and WordStar International in 1994. Rebranded as The Learning Company, it became a leader in educational software. Mattel acquired it for $4.2 billion in 1999. Kevin's ventures span Storage Now, Stream Global Services, and investment roles. He's recognized as a CNBC and ABC contributor, the host of "Shark Tank," and a best-selling author. Kevin is a versatile entrepreneur, investor, and advocate for innovation.

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Mark Sievewright

With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Mark Sievewright has worked directly with numerous credit unions in the successful formulation and execution of their business strategies and plans. Mark is the recipient of a number of industry awards and is a recognized industry thought leader. Mark has led strategic consulting engagements for credit unions ranging from $250M to $53B in assets. He has also supported a number of credit unions on their merger-related strategies and related actions, including pre-merger planning and post-merger integration support.


During his career, Mark has held senior leadership positions at HSBC, MasterCard International, Payment Systems Inc. (where he served as CEO), TowerGroup (now part of Gartner Group, where he served as CEO), and Fiserv (where he served as vice chairman and president of the company’s Credit Union Solutions division with more than 2,000 staff serving 2,600 credit unions).

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