While it obviously was building for some time, the U.S. financial industry last fall appeared to implode in an instant. Even Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Board chairman, expressed surprise at the collapse, saying, “There’s no question that this is in the process of outstripping anything I’ve seen,” reports CNN.com.
The economic environment is why the watchwords for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the credit union movement in 2009 are “agile and nimble.” “It is vital for CUNA and credit unions to be ready to pivot readily—from taking advantage of opportunities, to dealing with challenges, and back again—as occasions arise,” stresses Dan Mica, CUNA president/CEO.
These issues will be front and center Feb. 22-26 at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) at the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center (register at cuna.org).
In a new administration it’s imperative credit unions write their own agenda, and GAC provides the backdrop. Among the speakers:
Join us at GAC—because circumstances can change in an instant.
KATHRYN KUEHN is director of CU periodicals for the Credit Union National Association. Contact her at 608-231-4075 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.