Monday's Scenes from the GAC

Tony Blair's keynote address headlines an action-packed day in D.C.

February 24, 2014

Tony Blair

"When you decide, you divide," says Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, who delivered a keynote address Monday. But leaders must make decisions with conviction and integrity, valuing long-term results over political expedience.

Bill Cheney GAC 2014

Protecting the credit union tax exemption tops the list of our 2014 priorities, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said during CUNA’s 80th annual general meeting.

Media panel GAC 2014

From left: Lauren French of Politico, Tucker Carlson of Fox and Friends, and Ylan Mui of The Washington Post examined the role of media in a panel discussion Monday.

CUNA Advocacy panel GAC 2014

CUNA's legislative and political update featured (from left John Magill, executive vice president; Ryan Donovan, senior vice president, legislative affairs; Richard Gose, senior vice president, political affairs; and Pat Sowick, senior vice president, league relations.

Bob Corker GAC 2014

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., urged GAC attendees to rally congressional support behind the housing reform bill he co-authored with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.

Debbie Matz GAC 2014CUs experienced “a very good year” in 2013 but interest-rate risk and cybersecurity pose major challenges, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said Monday.

CUNA Member Benefit Awards GAC 2014

From left: CUNA Chief Economist Bill Hampel presented the Membership Benefits Performance Awards trophies for CUs with $75 million to $250 million in assets, to representatives of St. Louis Community CU, UniWyo FCU, and Boston Firefighters CU.

Gigi Hyland GAC 2014Credit unions need to do a better job getting their message out, said Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Foundation executive director.


The U.S. Joint Armed Forces Color Guard delivers the presentation of colors at the outset of Monday's general session.