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What’s happening Monday at GAC

The stirring pageantry of the parade of state flags and performance by the Fife and Drum Corps begins the morning.

February 21, 2016

Monday’s opening general session of the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference will include tradition and trends both solemn and social.

The stirring pageantry of the parade of state flags and performance by the Fife and Drum Corps begins the morning.

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle will offer his take on the state of the credit union movement and of CUNA as it moves toward a vote on the modernization of its bylaws.

Keynote speaker Lisa Bodell will talk about how fostering a culture of innovation is essential for credit union growth. Bodell is a renowned innovation expert and futurist who helped hundreds of leaders use simple tools and techniques to ignite innovation and incorporate forward thinking into their strategic planning and work culture.

NCUA Chair Debbie Matz and board member J. Mark McWatters are the first two policymakers to take the stage in the morning session.

CUNA political experts--Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan and Chief Political Officer Richard Gose--will give an update on the trade association’s advocacy successes. The results of CUNA’s collaborative study on the crushing costs of compliance-- $7.2 billion in 2014 alone--also will be presented.

Evening events include the National Credit Union Foundation Dinner Presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, and Thunderpunch for the GAC Crashers.