Overheard at GAC: What’s Your Favorite Part of the Conference?

‘You walk away feeling that there’s a lot you can change.’

February 26, 2013
Michael Tobler
Michael Tobler

Multiple viewpoints

I think the best part is just bringing everybody together and getting the point of view of what’s happening, not only with credit unions your size, but also what’s going on nationally.

CUNA always brings in top speakers—they’re on the forefront of everything that’s going on, and it’s nice to get the feedback on what’s current. The biggest thing is you walk away feeling that there’s a lot you can change.

Michael Tobler
President/league director
Albany (N.Y. Firemen’s FCU

Joe Quihuis
Joe Quihuis

Great speakers

I’m really looking forward to the speakers—especially Tom Brokaw and Bill Cheney.

I’d also like to get regulation insight; that’s really hot right now.

I always get something out of these conferences from networking—getting some fresh ideas to energize our staff on selling products to members.

I’m also really looking forward to the Capitol visit because I’m a first-timer to D.C.

Joe Quihuis
Director of finance, Bashas Associates FCU
Tempe, Ariz.

Excellent economists

Marsha Coarsey
Marsha Coarsey

I really enjoy hearing the politicians give their viewpoints on what’s happening in Washington—how it will affect the economy and specifically how it will affect credit unions across the nation.

I’ve enjoyed hearing Debbie Wasserman Schultz; she’s very energetic and interesting.

And I always enjoy going to CUNA’s breakout session on the economy—Bill Hampel and that group.

Marsha Coarsey
Director, Community First CU
Jacksonville, Fla.