With attendance by leaders in credit union lending, CUNA Lending Council Conference provides opportunities to explore the current lending climate and ways to enhance their loan programs. This year's conference is Nov. 12-15 in Nashville.
“CUNA Lending Council Conference is about advancing attendees’ growth as lending professionals,” said Mike London, senior vice presient of lending, Georgia United FCU., Duluth, Ga., and 2017 conference chair. “Because attendees get exposed so many new, interesting, practical ideas, they leave with a greater capacity to meet members’ needs and improve their overall lending strategy.”
Two speakers will keynote the event. Jean Chatzky, best-selling author and financial editor of "The Today Show," will open the conference with “The Difference: How Anyone Can Prosper Even in The Toughest Times,” in which she will reveal simple, effective personal finance strategies. Closing the conference is Phil Hanson, multimedia artist and author, who will discuss the need for creative solutions in “Embrace the Shake: Transforming Limitations into Opportunities.”
Conference attendees also will hear from Sheena Iyenger, S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division at Columbia Business School, as she presents “The Art of Choosing.”
During the conference, attendees can take part in a series of breakout sessions based on the three pillars of credit union lending – consumer, mortgage, and member business.
The 2017 CUNA Lending Council Awards, which recognize exceptional achievement and top performers in the credit union lending field, will be presented at the conference.