Lt. gov. shares CU story at N.J. convention

September 22, 2014

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (9/23/14)--New Jersey State Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno received her first car loan at a credit union, and she understands the members-first philosophy.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno shares her credit union story with attendees at the New Jersey Credit Union League's annual meeting and convention. (New Jersey Credit Union League Photo)

Guadagno trusts credit unions so much she even promised attendees of the New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) milestone 80th annual meeting and convention that she would share her cell phone number with them (The Daily Exchange Sept 22).

As guest speaker at the convention's opening session, she promised to work at cutting the red tape in state government, including that with electronic lien titling.

She stressed that New Jersey must be more business friendly, with credit unions serving as ambassadors. "I'm making you ambassadors for all that is good about New Jersey," she said. With that, she encouraged everyone in the audience to contact her with concerns.

NJCUL President/CEO Greg Michlig kicked off the meeting by providing a progress report on the league's accomplishments from the past year, including Plexcity, a back-office collaboration with the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues and the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association; the growing success of the Banking You Can Trust campaign; offerings from the league's compliance center; and legislative and political advances.