CUNA is now America's Credit Unions.
A stronger voice to advance the credit union industry.
During a conversation with former African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) chair Maurice Smith, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and NAFCU President/CEO Dan Berger shared their vision for America’s Credit Unions, should members approve the proposed merger, and how credit unions can support the cooperative mission.
Smith said the proposed merger “feels like a special moment in history” for the credit union movement, one that will shape it going forward.
The conversation also focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within the credit union movement. Nussle, who will lead the proposed America’s Credit Unions, said the industry’s DEI efforts show “diversity is a strength, and unity is an important aspect in our strategy as we advocate for credit unions.”
He stressed America’s Credit Unions will be committed to supporting a pipeline of diverse leaders through investments in education and training, ensuring people have seats at the table to keep these conversations top-of-mind, and securing equity and inclusion in financial services.
Nussle and Berger also reiterated America’s Credit Unions will be “fiercely member-centered” and prioritize being responsive to members’ needs. Berger said the association will be the “best of the best” and having one, united association is “the right thing for our movement.”
As the member vote on the proposed merger is now open, Nussle encouraged credit unions to continue providing feedback and asking questions. He challenged credit unions to be engaged members and consider their role in elevating credit unions’ voice as one united voice.
Additional details of the proposed merger can be found online.