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Risk-based capital discussion, insightful speakers headline the event, which begins today.

June 30, 2014

NCUA’s risk-based capital proposal and credit unions’ march toward 100 million memberships take the spotlight at the America’s Credit Union Conference (ACUC), which begins today in San Francisco.

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Risk-based capital proved a popular topic in February at the 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C., and interest has intensified heading into Tuesday’s panel discussion on the proposal.

The discussion will feature Larry Fazio, NCUA director of the Office of Examination and Insurance, as well as CUNA's Interim Chief Economist Mike Schenk; Vice President of Legislative Affairs Ryan Donovan; and Deputy General Counsel Mary Dunn.

Meanwhile, CUNA will celebrate the approaching milestone of 100 million credit union memberships, an important step toward the Unite for Good goal of 55 million PFI memberships by 2023.

“Credit unions have an incredible opportunity to serve 100 million Americans because we share such strong people-centered values,” CUNA interim CEO Bill Hampel says.

Influential leaders will headline the week's keynote speaking lineup, including:

  • Marcus Luttrell, a former U.S. Navy SEAL whose harrowing story was recently captured on silver screens throughout the country in the movie "Lone Survivor;"
  • Steve Farber, the "Extreme Leadership" guru;
  • Simon Sinek, leadership author and adjunct member of the Rand Corp.; and
  • Amber MacArthur, digital media expert and TV show host.

“Our 2014 speakers have much to share about how to evoke positive change, the sort of change that is so critical as we strive to make credit unions Americans’ choice for their best financial partners,” Hampel says.

Be sure to visit Credit Union Magazine and CUNA's News Now frequently this week to keep up with all the ACUC action in San Francisco.