Nearly 5,000 CU leaders descend upon nation’s capital.
February 21, 2016
Attendees and exhibitors gathered at the Welcome Center Sunday afternoon to register for the 2016 CUNA GAC.
As part of their registration packets, attendees received a sheet detailing the cost of the regulatory burden from a recent CUNA study.
Vendors lined up to register. Hours before Sunday’s general session, the line stretched nearly to the back of the room.
Attendees arrived to check in for the week’s events. Nearly will 5,000 attend.
Attendees received shoulder bags when they checked in, thanks to sponsor PSCU.
Attendees received a one-sheet, outlining the regulatory burden on CUs, to drop off with lawmakers when they Hike the Hill.
Two walls featuring #CUdifference stories greeted attendees at the front entrance of the convention center.
Aventa CU’s Karin Kovalovsky and Pat Durkin read about the #CUdifference on the story walls.
Attendees used a CUNA Mutual Group charging station.
In her remarks kicking off the ED (Filene) Talk at the GAC, Jill Tomalin, CUNA deputy chief of staff/chief operating officer, thanked CUNA Councils for sponsoring the event.
Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, outlined the constellation of benefits CUNA Councils provides their members during the opening ED (Filene) Talk session at CUNA GAC Sunday.
Sunday’s ED (Filene) Talk is a nod to “a man whose passion and leadership helped pioneer CUs in the United States,” said Michelle Hunter, senior vice president of marketing and development for CU of Southern California, Anaheim, Calif., and second vice chair of the CUNA Councils Forum.
Samantha Paxson, chief marketing officer at CO-OP Financial Services, raises a toast to retiring CEO Stan Hollen, Sunday at CUNA GAC.