CUNA, Foundation part of NCUA’s diversity, equity, inclusion summit

October 2, 2019

CUNA Senior Policy Analyst Samira Salem and National Credit Union Foundation Chief Financial and Operations Officer Hannibal Brumskine will join more than a dozen other credit union leaders Nov. 6 for a summit on diversity, equity and inclusion. Registration is currently open for the full-day event, which will take place at the Westin Old Town Alexandria.

According to NCUA, the summit is designed for credit union industry professionals committed to advancing DEI to gather and share best practices, address challenges to advancing diversity and lean how NCUA can support the industry in these efforts.

Salem will participate in a panel featuring industry leaders discussing the challenges and best methods to collecting diversity data and how to establish benchmarks for the credit union system. Brumskine will participate on a panel on where to find and how to land the best and brightest from diverse talent pools.

In addition to other panels, exercises and remarks from NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood and board members J. Mark McWatters and Todd Harper, NCUA’s Malia Peel will give a demonstration of the agency’s Credit Union Diversity Self-Assessment.

The CUNA board last month passed a resolution to “clearly and prominently” establish DEI as a cooperative principle of America’s credit unions.