Sunday scenes from the 2019 CUNA GAC

Sunday scenes from the 2019 CUNA GAC

Highlights from the opening day of the nation's largest financial services industry conference.

March 11, 2019

Attendees at the 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference learned how to benefit from failure, and many other important lessons Sunday.

Following are highlights from opening day.


  • Slide 01

    More than 5,000 credit union leaders began registering on Sunday.

  • Slide 02

    The CUNA GAC celebrates advocacy in action.

  • Slide 03

    Credit unions must have a strategic focus, says Tom Sakash, CUNA’s small credit union advisor, during Sunday’s Small Credit Union Strategic Planning Roundtable.

  • Slide 04

    Filene Research Institute Fellow Bob Hoel is recognized for his 20 years of contributions to the CUNA Small Credit Union Committee.

  • Slide 05

    The calm before the storm in the Exhibit Hall.

  • Slide 06

    CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle takes a selfie with 100 conference Crashers.

  • Slide 07

    Antonio Neves returns as the GAC master of ceremonies.

  • Slide 08

    Michelle Hunter, CU of Southern California, introduces keynote speaker Alison Levine.

  • Slide 09

    Adventurist and author Alison Levine says we can all learn from failure.

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