Opening day at CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference in Boston featured a Credit Union Hero, a chef who turned some tough life lessons into a new career, and some sage financial advice.
Following are highlights from Thursday.
CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle takes a selfie with the ACUC Crashers.
Emcee Mark DeCarlo says he is a proselytizer of credit unions, and ACUC shows their power, purpose, and positivity.
Paul Gentile, president/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, welcomes attendees to Boston and its rich credit union history.
Charles Elliott, president/CEO of the Mississippi Credit Union Association, introduces Tom McWilliams as the Credit Union Hero of the Year.
“Everyone who embraces the credit union philosophy and uses it every day makes a difference,” says Tom McWilliams, the Credit Union Hero of the Year.
From left, Vito Sernas, Wendy Nolan, both from Trellance; Tom McWilliams, Charles Elliott, and CUNA CEO/President Jim Nussle.
Credit unions must look at the financial health of their staff and members, says Gigi Hyland, executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation.
Chef Jeff Henderson makes scallops and corn maque choux during a cooking demonstration in the Exhibit Hall Thursday.
Attendees visit a photo booth in the Exhibit Hall as part of the Credit Union Awareness Initiative.
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