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  • 1 Opening everyone's eyes to one another through technology has exacerbated tensions around the world, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells host Paul Berry.
  • 2 Are you ready for cyber currency? It will be readily available within three years, said John MacAllister of Dorado Industries, serving on a panel with the Federal Reserve's Shonda Clay.
  • 3 "CUs shouldn't be so risk averse that they don't meet the needs of their members," NCUA Board Member Rick Metsger said Tuesday."
  • 4 New CUNA Board Chairman Dennis Pierce intends to conduct a "full and comprehensive look at the organization's structure and governance during his one-year term.
  • 5 Wow! Back by popular demand, the Howard Gospel Choir provided the perfect wakeup call Tuesday morning.

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  • Madeline AlbrightOpening everyone's eyes to one another through technology has exacerbated tensions around the world, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright tells host Paul Berry.
  • Breakout SessionKathy Geary, president/CEO at HEW Federal Credit Union describes her credit union’s core values. Gigi Hyland, NCUF executive director and seated behind Geary, looks on.
  • Breakout SessionAre you ready for cyber currency? It will be readily available within three years, said John MacAllister of Dorado Industries, serving on a panel with the Federal Reserve's Shonda Clay.
  • Richard Metsger"We all come from different backgrounds but our common bond is the vibrancy of CUs."
  • Dennis Pierce"Together, we'll make CUNA even better than it is today."
  • Rep. Sandy Levin"We must be sure that no matter what happens in this process, never should the doors of CUs be shut to the millions of people you all serve."
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy"I never would have become Majority Whip without the help of a credit union."
  • Rep. Darrell Issa"Let's keep Congress and regulators off your backs."
  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick"CUs are the cornerstone of economic development."
  • Rep. Linda SanchezSimplifying the tax code can be done and must be done.
  • Rep. Ed Royce"I feel more at home with you in this room than anywhere else."
  • Sen. Jon Tester"I know the value of a hard day's work, and I know you have to make responsible decisions to balance the books and plan for the future. That is why I'm such a big supporter of yours."
  • Michael Fryzel“Never forget that you come from a long line of challenge-facers.”
  • Rep. Daniel Maffei"I am thrilled to be a champion of credit unions because credit unions are a champion to my constituents."
  • Rep. John Larson"There's broad-based support, understanding, and respect for the position of CUs."
  • Breakout SessionNCUA’s Director of Examination and Insurance Larry Fazio weighs in on the Agency’s top priorities for 2014. Joining Fazio are Mary Dunn, Gail Laster, and Lance Noggle.
  • Howard Gospel ChoirWow! Back by popular demand, the Howard Gospel Choir provided the perfect wakeup call Tuesday morning.
  • General SessionCUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney kicked off Monday’s Opening General Session.
  • Marine Corps BandGAC attendees entered the Opening General Session to the patriotic sounds of the U.S. Marine Corps Band.
  • Debbie MatzCUs experienced “a very good year” in 2013 but interest-rate risk and cybersecurity pose major challenges, NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz said Monday.
  • Opening SessionThe 2014 CUNA GAC opened with the presentation of colors by the U.S. Joint Armed Forces Color Guard.
  • Pat WesenbergPat Wesenberg, president/CEO of Central City CU, Marshfield, Wis., explained her efforts on behalf of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
  • Sen. Jon Tester“You have a great CU movement in the U.S.,” said Tony Blair (right), former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  • Eddie Money ConcertCUNA Councils give GAC attendees free Money! The Sunday night kickoff concert, presented by CUNA Councils, featured Eddie Money.
  • Unite for Good WallGAC attendees stopped to read the Unite for Good wall of stories at the Welcome Center during registration Sunday.
  • Small CU RoundtableThe Filene Research Institute’s Bob Hoel led a spirited discussion on some of the strategies CUs have employed to increase lending.
  • Cheney and First-TimersBill Cheney, CUNA president/CEO, welcomed first-time attendees to the 2014 GAC. Nearly 700 first-timers are at the conference.
  • Registration OpensThe first of 4,400 attendees passed through registration on opening day.
  • Pat Wesenberg InterviewPat Wesenberg, former CUNA Board chair, shared her efforts on behalf of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve with CU Magazine’s Walt Laskos.
  • Risk-Based Capital PanelCUNA’s Bill Cheney, Mary Dunn, and Bill Hampel voiced concerns about NCUA’s risk-based capital proposal to a packed room of more than 320 attendees.
  • Schenk at Small CU RoundtableMike Schenk, CUNA’s VP of economics and statistics, spoke at the Small CU Roundtable, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.
  • Rep. Sandy Levin
  • Exhibitor: Buzz PointsHolly Watson (right) of Buzz Points chatted with a GAC attendee about a merchant-funded loyalty program.
  • Exhibitor: CO-OP Financial ServicesPresident/CEO Stan Hollen (right) chatted with VP of sales Ritch Ellis (front left) and regional sales manager Chris Kruger.
  • Exhibitor: CO-OP Financial ServicesCO-OP’s exhibition, titled “Evolution is Inevitable: The Search for Convenience and Safety in Payments.”
  • Young CU Professionals ReceptionAt a reception for young CU professionals, hosted by CUNA Councils, from left: Aspire FCU’s Melissa Nesi, Wakota FCU’s Amanda Kissner, and Ent FCU’s Molly Gary.
  • Young CU Professionals ReceptionJames Marshall, leader of The Cooperative Trust (center), talked to CUNA’s Meghann Dawson (left) and Todd Spiczenski at the young CU professionals reception.
  • Exhibitor: CSCU
  • Exhibitor: D+HTechnology from D+H enables full lending solutions for consumer and small business lending. D+H's Craig Anderson demonstrated how it all comes together.
  • Exhibitor: ElanHigh-profile fraud cases have “scared a lot of folks” and driven interest in card portfolio management services, said Elan’s Chris Draack (left) and Matt Carpenter.
  • Exhibitor: E-Sign Live by SilanisNew CSS alliance provider Silanis, an e-signature provider, helps CUs improve compliance and reduce operating costs, said Andrea Masterton, marketing director.
  • Exhibitor: FiservFiserv representatives Todd Koehn (left) and Anne Stauch (right) talked shop with Josh Beck of Lower Valley CU.
  • Exhibitor: LSCMembers get a charge out of prepaid cards, said Steven Ryniec and Patty Smith of LSC, a CSS alliance provider.
  • Exhibitor: National CD RatelineNational CD Rateline offers nonbrokered CDs with no transaction fees, said SVP Russ Amundsen (right) and company representative Icah De Guzman.
  • Exhibitor: Q2Online banking and mobile services vendor Q2 offers an open platform to facilitate integration with more than 40 core processors, said sales rep Rick Caston.
  • Exhibitor: ASIRick Choffel (right) of American Share Insurance talked with Clark County CU’s CFO Christie Jordan (center) and CIO Chad Heese (left) in booth #417.
  • Exhibitor: SymitarThis Symitar display greeted Exhibit Hall attendees as soon as they walked in the door.
  • Young CU Professionals ReceptionAt the young professionals reception, from left: Thrivent FCU’s Nathan Lang, Palmetto First FCU’s Will Crosswell, Filene’s Chris Fraenza, and Communication FCU’s Joey Griffith.
  • Marshall and The Cooperative Trust

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