NWCUA’s Partnership with CUES Kicks Off with Spring Leadership Symposium

The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) announced plans last fall to partner with the Northwest Council of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) to give the region’s credit unions increased access to high-level professional development resources and networking opportunities for their CEOs and executives.

That historic partnership will bear its first fruit on April 24, when CUES and the NWCUA present the Spring Leadership Symposium, the first in a series of meetings designed to give Northwest credit union executives an opportunity to interact with top regulators and legislative leadership and to exchange ideas and information with colleagues.

The day-long symposium will be highlighted by an afternoon discussion with Paul Gentile, the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA’s) executive vice president of strategic communications and engagement, about raising consumer awareness of credit unions and showcasing the cooperative structure.

Gentile will share his passion for educating consumers on the benefits of credit unions in a clear, jargon-free way. Prior to joining CUNA, Gentile was the president and CEO of the New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL), where he oversaw the “Banking You Can Trust” campaign, one of the most successful awareness campaigns in the country.

CUES and the NWCUA share a common focus on the development of credit union leaders and the advancement of the credit union charter, and NWCUA Legislative Policy Advisor Pam Leavitt and Vice President of Legislative Affairs Mark Minickiello will follow Gentile’s remarks by providing state-level legislative updates.

The Leadership Symposium is open to the CEOs and leadership teams of all NWCUA member credit unions and will be held at the Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverPlace. Attendees are encouraged to stay in Portland following the Leadership Symposium to enjoy the NCUA Workshop & NWCUA Small Credit Union Roundtable on April 25. The NCUA Workshop is open to credit unions of all sizes, and afternoon breakout sessions will provide information specifically relevant to small credit unions.

Registration information, room rates and a complete agenda are available on the NWCUA’s website.


Questions? Contact Monica Titley: 206.340.4844, mtitley@nwcua.org.

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