MADISON, Wis. (4/23/14)--Today marks the final day that young people can apply for the first "Crash the CFO Council Conference."
The conference, set for May 18-21 in Las Vegas, is geared toward young credit union professionals who are interested in learning about credit union finance and planning.
The CUNA CFO Council and the Cooperative Trust will co-host the event. Successful applicants will be announced next week.
This gives young professionals the opportunity to attend an event with 400-500 credit union financial experts, said Suzanne Weinstein, CFO Council vice chair and CFO of Orlando (Fla.) FCU, with $180 million in assets.
Every Crasher will receive full registration from the CFO Council, in addition to a year's membership and up to $1,000 to cover travel expenses.
Focusing on the future of finances within credit unions, the conference will offer attendees a deeper insight into the world of credit union finance and planning, while also providing young professionals an opportunity to meet and learn from industry leaders and current CFOs.
The Cooperative Trust, a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions, will run a program parallel to the main event that will offer mentoring sessions with industry leaders.
Past sessions have featured representatives of the National Credit Union Foundation, the Credit Union National Association, the National Credit Union Administration, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.
Crashers will get a chance to look beyond the mission of credit unions and into their functions and operations during the event, said James Marshall, Cooperative Trust leader.