Can’t-Miss Conversations About Technology, Economic Revival Highlight CEO/Executive Summit

CEOs and other key credit union leaders will have the opportunity for high-level dialogue with a leading Berkley economist and a nationally-known innovative technology expert at the CEO/Executive Summit scheduled for April 25 at Suncadia Resort.

Dr. Jim Wilcox, Professor of Financial Institutions, Finance and Economic Analysis and Policy at the University of California, Berkley, promises a detailed appraisal of the economy, as well as details about opportunities credit unions have to assist with the slow-moving recovery. Wilcox recently presented an innovative idea in a New York Times guest column, for example, to offer down-payment protection to homebuyers.

Wilcox’s analysis of financial institutions is well-known. He also published a scholarly case for supplemental capital, documenting the fact that Congress has historically given banks flexibility. He reasons that if the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) had similar authority to carefully regulate expanded capital authority for qualified credit unions, they could facilitate some of the economic recovery by extending more loans and serving as safe harbors for depositors.

Another highlight of the Summit will be presentations and face-to-face dialogue with Salim Ismail, who wowed attendees at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) Convention last fall with eye-opening information about how exponentially expanding technologies present opportunities for financial institutions. Ismail is the founding executive director of Singularity University, a think tank for the brightest technology students from around the world. The university also offers high-level programs for executives.

CEOs are invited to bring another key stakeholder, such as a board chairman or senior-level executive, to the Summit. Pre-conference activities will provide additional orientation opportunities for new senior executives to learn how they can leverage the services offered by the NWCUA. Roundtables for credit unions with similar asset sizes are also scheduled April 24, offering credit union leaders peer-to-peer networking time to share challenges and solutions.

More information about the Summit, pre-conference events, Suncadia resort and registration can be found online.


Questions? Contact Training Programs Coordinator Yuri Jung: 206.340.4817,

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