Photo gallery: CU Awareness takes center stage at GAC

Photo gallery: CU Awareness takes center stage at GAC

Hundreds of attendees take photos as part of CUNA’s CU Awareness Initiative.

February 27, 2018

The CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference covered credit union awareness, the importance of 360-degree advocacy, and the need for authentic branding.

Attendees heard from a variety of legislators, regulators, marketing experts and others during the day.

Following are scenes from Tuesday.

  • Slide 01

    Hundreds of attendees took photos as part of CUNA’s CU Awareness Initiative, which has the theme, “Open your eyes to a credit union.”

  • Slide 02

    “The only way innovation happens is through insubordination,” says marketing guru Scott Stratten.

  • Slide 03

    Self-proclaimed “credit union nerd” Maurice Smith addressed CUNA’s GAC Tuesday for the first time as CUNA board chairman.

  • Slide 04

    Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, shares his thoughts on regulatory relief, flood insurance and other matters.

  • Slide 05

    CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle fields questions from GAC attendees during Tuesday’s town hall meeting.

  • Slide 06

    From left: CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan and Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) discuss how they worked together to keep NCUA out of the appropriations process.

  • Slide 07

    NCUA board member Rick Metsger thanks CUNA for being the only national credit union trade association supporting closure of the corporate stabilization fund.

  • Slide 08

    CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney explains the bureau’s new approach going forward.

  • Slide 09

    Millennials aren’t as “strange and alien” as some believe, says author and GAC keynoter Kristen Soltis Anderson.

  • Slide 10

    CUNA Senior Economist Jordan van Rijn provides an economic update on the movement’s financial health.

  • Slide 11

    CUNA Director of Advocacy Shelton Roulhac leads a panel discussing financial services and legal marijuana-based businesses.

  • Slide 12

    CUNA Engagement Consultant Buddy Gill leads a panel discussion about the regulatory landscape.

  • Slide 13

    CU of Southern California’s Eric Day, Bethpage FCU’s Linda Armyn, and St. Louis Community CU’s Michael O’Brien discuss the importance of advocacy training.

  • Slide 14

    From right: former Sen. Mark Begich and former chief of staff Barry Jackson lead a breakout session on the midterm election landscape.

  • Slide 15

    Nader Moghaddam, CUNA CEO Council chair and president/CEO of Financial Partners CU leads a discussion about challenges facing credit union CEOs.

  • Slide 16

    Everyone can contribute to advocacy in some way says CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle during a CUNA Councils breakfast meeting.



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