The National Credit Union Foundation presented three Herb Wegner Memorial Awards and one Anchor Award at its annual dinner Monday night during the CUNA GAC with more than 900 credit union leaders and supporters in attendance.
Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the CUNA GAC was one of the highlights of the GAC agenda Tuesday, but a lot more happened during the last full day of sessions at the largest credit union event in history.
CUNA’s Open Your Eyes to A Credit Union® initiative is already making an impression on consumers, with nine million digital impressions from million people and 1.5 million videos have been viewed to completion.
NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters and board member Rick Metsger emphasized the importance of communication, collaboration and compromise during a discussion Tuesday hosted by CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.
For incoming CUNA Board Chair Brett Martinez, his bond with credit unions goes well beyond the 33 years he’s spent working for them. Growing up, his mother was a CEO of a small credit union, and he worked odd jobs there.
Not satisfied with the historic victory that was the enactment of S. 2155, Senate Banking Committee Chair Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) told attendees at the CUNA GAC Tuesday his committee intends to work on additional relief.
Many American institutions could learn from credit unions, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said Tuesday at CUNA GAC. She thanked credit unions for supporting thousands of families affected by the government shutdown.