ACUC 2018 - Scenes from Thursday
The stage is set for ACUC’s opening General Session on Thursday.

America’s CU Conference underway in Boston

Highlights include a credit union hero and a chef who found a new calling.

June 28, 2018

Opening day at CUNA’s America’s Credit Union Conference in Boston featured a Credit Union Hero, a chef who turned some tough life lessons into a new career, and some sage financial advice.

Following are highlights from Thursday.


  • Slide 01

    CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle takes a selfie with the ACUC Crashers.

  • Slide 02

    Emcee Mark DeCarlo says he is a proselytizer of credit unions, and ACUC shows their power, purpose, and positivity.

  • Slide 03

    Paul Gentile, president/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, welcomes attendees to Boston and its rich credit union history.

  • Slide 04

    Charles Elliott, president/CEO of the Mississippi Credit Union Association, introduces Tom McWilliams as the Credit Union Hero of the Year.

  • Slide 05

    “Everyone who embraces the credit union philosophy and uses it every day makes a difference,” says Tom McWilliams, the Credit Union Hero of the Year.

  • Slide 06

    From left, Vito Sernas, Wendy Nolan, both from Trellance; Tom McWilliams, Charles Elliott, and CUNA CEO/President Jim Nussle.

  • Slide 07

    Credit unions must look at the financial health of their staff and members, says Gigi Hyland, executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation.

  • Slide 08

    Chef Jeff Henderson makes scallops and corn maque choux during a cooking demonstration in the Exhibit Hall Thursday.

  • Slide 09

    Attendees visit a photo booth in the Exhibit Hall as part of the Credit Union Awareness Initiative.

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