CUNA's new President/CEO Jim Nussle, who was also an eight-term, Iowa Republican congressman and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget for President George W. Bush, joins us on CUbroadcast to chat about his goals, plans, and issues he'd like to tackle right away.
In addition, Nussle nearly made me fall out of my chair when he stated that he was initially a "banker guy." But over the years, as he worked more and more closely with credit unions, his position obviously changed -- now leading one of our industry's largest associations. At the same time, however, he still wants to work with bankers on issues that adversely affect both industries. A very interesting take on this, indeed.
He also discusses the credit union industry's growth over the last couple of years, recently exceeding the 100 million member mark. This milestone is a huge achievement, but he says we have to remain focused on the individual member relationship to continue to excel.
We also talk a little technology, fraud, and Newt Gingrich in the remainder of the show. So don't miss it. And many thanks to Mr. Nussle for taking time from his schedule to chat with us. Much appreciated and enjoy the show!
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