HARAHAN, La. (4/10/14)--The Louisiana Credit Union League finished its two-day state Governmental Affairs Conference Wednesday.
Credit union advocates meet with their state congressional delegates during the Louisiana Credit Union League's Governmental Affairs Conference in Baton Rouge. (Louisiana Credit Union League photo)
Tuesday morning's sessions included a "Day in the Life of a Legislator" by former Rep. Juan LaFonta, who represented Orleans Parish from 2005 to 2012; Rick Metsger, board member, National Credit Union Administration; and local attorney Rob Rieger (eNews April 9).
During the afternoon, attendees met with their local legislators, and more than 30 lawmakers visited with credit union advocates during Tuesday's evening reception.
Wednesday featured J.D. Fields, deputy chief examiner, Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions; economist Loren Scott; Ryan Donovan, senior vice president of legislative affairs, Credit Union National Association; and Jeff Brooks, partner in charge, Adams and Reese LLC.
The league also welcomed five young credit union professionals to "crash" the state GAC. "Getting young professionals involved in credit union advocacy is crucial," said Whitney Thompson who worked with the league staff on the project. Thompson, a marketing specialist with $106 million-asset Aneca FCU, Shreveport, attended this year's CUNA GAC as a "crasher."