John Kerry, 68th Secretary of State (2013-2017) to address credit union leaders at 2019 CUNA GAC

November 5, 2018


Lauren Williams - CUNA Communications; (202) 626-7642;
Tiffany Niederwerfer - CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4284;

MADISON, Wis., and WASHINGTON (November 5, 2018) – Serving four years as Secretary of State, 30 years on the United States Senate, 28 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a decorated history of activism, John Kerry will be bringing his extensive experience and insights directly to the leaders of the credit union movement at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) taking place March 10-14, 2019 in Washington DC.

“It’s an absolute honor to have Secretary Kerry speaking at GAC,” said Todd Spiczenski, chief products officer at CUNA. “His knowledge of the political arena and passion for humanitarian causes make him a natural choice to deliver a powerful keynote address.”

“Credit unions have a rich history of supporting Americans through financial education and grassroots community building,” said Secretary Kerry. “Advocacy is a critical component in keeping that spirit of cooperation alive, and I’m thankful for this opportunity to lend my contribution.”

John Kerry’s record of political service includes his key role in the Paris Climate Accord, which he signed in 2016, his position on the bipartisan Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction and his groundbreaking diplomatic contact with Iran in 2013. He also served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, returning from service in Vietnam with a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts. He is the best-selling author of both A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America and This Moment on Earth.

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference is the largest credit union advocacy event, gathering more than 5,000 credit union leaders annually to Washington D.C. to network, learn about the latest issues and hot topics in the credit union industry and meet with lawmakers to make a case for fair regulation on behalf of the more than 110 million credit union members nationwide.

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