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.



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