Bush address leads inspirational lineup during Monday’s GAC

Bush address leads inspirational lineup during Monday’s GAC

Former president wows conference attendees.

February 26, 2018

Former President George W. Bush wowed GAC attendees Monday with his humor, insights on today’s political issues, and reflections on his presidency.

Earlier, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle discussed the crucial need to share the voice of credit unions, and National Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland issued a challenge to attendees: Raise $20,000 more for BizKid$ kits for Washington, D.C., public school students by Wednesday.

Following are highlights from Monday.

  • Slide 01

    Former President George W. Bush addresses the CUNA GAC Monday morning in Washington, D.C.

  • Slide 02

    The credit union voice is critical, and it must be heard, says CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.

  • Slide 03

    National CU Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland and Mo’s Bows founder Moziah Bridges challenge attendees to raise money for BizKid$ kits for more than 48,000 public school students in Washington, D.C.

  • Slide 04

    CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and credit union CEOs discuss a meeting with President Donald Trump. From left: Maurice Smith, Local Government FCU; Lisa Ginter, CommunityAmerica CU; Mary Ott, Florida West Coast CU; and Nussle.

  • Slide 05

    NCUA Chairman J. Mark McWatters highlights the steps the agency has taken since last year’s conference: create a more favorable regulatory environment, and close the corporate stabilization fund.

  • Slide 06

    A panel of experts examines policy challenges and opportunities in electronic payments security.

  • Slide 07

    Federal and state charters both have advantages and disadvantages, according to a panel of credit union leaders.

  • Slide 08

    Loans should continue to grow this year due pent-up demand from consumers who have put off making big purchases, says Mike Schenk, CUNA's vice president of research and policy analysis.

  • Slide 09

    A panel of credit union leaders and technology experts discuss blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies.



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