This industry is loaded with good people. I've worked in a number of industries throughout my career and I have never experienced so many happy people so eager to tell their story. I hope this industry never loses its humble, selfless demeanor -- because it's truly refreshing compared to a lot of other verticals out there.
That said, we invited a person on the show who exemplifies this credit union ethos: NCUF's Director of Communications Christopher Morris. His laid back, giving nature and zeal for credit unions is quite infectious -- as you will see in this interview. Complementing his optimistic outlook, Chris has also won quite a few industry awards recently -- one of which is Credit Union Times' Trailblazer 40 Below for his many contributions to the industry.
For those of you who don't know, Chris was instrumental in getting CUaid.coop started just after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf states in 2005. CUaid has raised millions of dollars over the years to help credit union staff and members recover from various natural disasters and other devastating events. He is also a member of The Disclosures, a band that produces financial literacy-focused songs -- just releasing their recent kids' CD "The Secret to Being Rich" with his bandmate Chad Helminak from the Wisconsin Credit Union League.
Suffice to say, Chris is a fine example for a fantastic industry loaded with equally fantastic people doing great things to make a difference in consumers' lives. Enjoy the show!
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Mike Lawson, Host
Married to a beautiful and wonderful wife, raising 5 kiddos (including twins!), enjoy helping others tell their stories, and love surfing SoCal waves. Keep it simple.