Sunday's Scenes from the GAC

Events included an update on risk-based capital proposal and a small CU roundtable.

February 23, 2014


CUNA’s Bill Cheney, Bill Hampel, and Mary Dunn voiced concerns about NCUA’s risk-based capital proposal to a packed room of more than 320 attendees.


Mike Schenk, CUNA’s VP of economics and statistics, spoke at the Small CU Roundtable, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.


The first of 4,400 attendees passed through registration on opening day.


Members get a charge out of prepaid cards say Steven Ryniec and Patty Smith of LSC, a CUNA Strategic Services alliance provider.

Lisa Graham

Lisa Graham, president/CEO, Gulf Coast Community FCU, Gulfport, Miss., said the high cost of compliance is affecting the way many credit unions do business.

Allpoint GAC 2014

VP Mike Kerans (left) of Cardtronics, a provider of ATM and financial kiosk products and services, assisted Gordon Sam, board chair at Pearl Harbor FCU, Waipahu, Hawaii, with a promotional giveaway Sunday evening.

Asi GAC 2014

Rick Choffel (right), national sales manager for American hare Insurance, which provides primary and excess share or deposit insurance exclusively to CUs, talked with Clark County CU’s CFO Christie Jordan (center) and CIO Chad Heese (left).

Buzzpoints GAC 2014

Buzz Points Marketing Program Manager Holly Watson (right) chatted with Karen Knowlton, EVP, Champion CU, about the vendor’s merchant-funded loyalty program that places an emphasis on local communities.

CO-OP Services GAC 2014

CO-OP Financial Services’ exhibition space, titled “Evolution is Inevitable: The Search for Convenience and Safety in Payments,” provided attendees with an interactive look at the world history of payment systems, underscoring the constant drive to make transactions safer and easier. President/CEO Stan Hollen (right) chatted with VP of sales Ritch Ellis (front left) and regional sales manager Chris Kruger.

Fiserv GAC 2014

The GAC is the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues and clients. Josh Beck of Lower Valley CU (center), a Fiserv client, chatted with Fiserv representatives Todd Koehn and Anne Stauch.

National CD GAC 2014

National CD Rateline offers nonbrokered CDs with no transaction fees. That’s sweet music to the approximately 1,500 CUs the company serves, said SVP Russ Amundsen (right). He strummed the Pitbull and Ke$ha hit “Timber” on a ukulele that will be raffled off to one lucky GAC attendee. Joining him was company representative Icah De Guzman.


Legendary rocker Eddie Money performed hits like "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Shakin'" on Sunday night at a kickoff concert sponsored by CUNA Councils.


The Cooperative Trust Leader James Marshall touts the successes of Crash the GAC 2014 in a video interview with Credit Union Magazine.


At a reception for young CU professionals, hosted by CUNA Councils, from left: Aspire FCU’s Melissa Nesi, Wakota FCU’s Amanda Kissner, and Ent FCU’s Molly Gary.


James Marshall (center), Leader of The Cooperative Trust, talks shop at the Young Professionals Reception with CUNA's Meghann Dawson (left) and Todd Spiczenski (right).


At the Young Professionals Reception, from left: Thrivent FCU’s Nathan Lang, Palmetto First FCU’s Will Crosswell, Filene’s Chris Fraenza, and Communication FCU’s Joey Griffith.