With NACUSO's 2014 Annual Conference coming up next month (April 14-17) in Orlando, FL, we thought we would air our conversation we had with NACUSO's President & CEO Jack Antonini at the GAC in Washington, D.C. In this interview, we got a quick update on the organization's activities with its nationwide CUSO members, recent NCUA initiatives, along with its upcoming annual conference next month in Orlando, FL, and much more. Check it out and don't forget to sign up to attend if you can.
FEATURE: D. Hilton's David Hilton Tackles Today's Exec Talent Vacuum Poised to Impact Tomorrow CUs...
At the recent CUNA GAC in Washington D.C., D. Hilton Associates' President David Hilton discusses today's executive talent vacuum poised to impact tomorrow's credit union leaders -- and what can be done about it to maintain the industry's positive momentum it's currently experiencing. Check it out and let us know what you think. Will this dearth of talent adversely affect credit unions?
#261: Why CUs must be 'excellent at compliance' to thrive, Continuity Control's Andy Greenawalt explains...
If any topic can crush mobile banking in today's FI industry, compliance is your sledge hammer. In yet another year at CUNA's GAC, compliance dominated many conversations and presentations throughout the DC Convention Center. Even though credit unions seem to be hitting on all cylinders right now, there's that pesky thorn in the side of this industry called regulation overload.
To get some relief, we invited Continuity Control's Co-Founder and CEO Andy Greenawalt on the show to talk about this massive ball and chain that continues to keep a heavy governor on many smaller credit unions from properly innovating and fully serving their members. Andy provides some sound advice for credit unions on how they can keep up with the speed of today's regulatory changes -- like becoming excellent at managing the onslaught. He also provides his take on the enforcement environment and how technology solutions can get back to doing what they do best: serving their members.
It's that simple. Many thanks for Andy coming on the show and providing his expertise to those who are looking for a leg up in this area. Enjoy!
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#260: Singing the tunes of Credit Unions with NCUF's multi-award winner Christopher Morris...
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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#259: Will CU mergers ever end? Howard & Howard's Michael Bell may surprise you with his answer...
Two issues that have strong camps on both sides of the river: mergers and credit unions buying banks. Are these practices good or bad for the industry? When will the mergers ever cease? How low of a credit union number can the market sustain? And why would a credit union want to buy a bank? I know I've always been curious about all of these questions. So we invited Howard & Howard's Michael Bell on the program to give us the answers to these questions, supplying us with a few surprising answers.
A fantastic interview with Mr. Bell, and many thanks for his candid responses. Let us know where you stand on these issues. Disagree/agree/other solutions?
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Mike Lawson, Host
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