Registration Open for NWCUA/CUES Leadership Symposium

Register now to attend the NWCUA/CUES Leadership Symposium, the first in a series of meetings designed with Northwest credit union executives in mind.

The day-long symposium is scheduled for April 24 in Portland, Ore., and will be hosted jointly by the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and the Northwest Council of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES). The two organizations formed an official partnership last year to give the region’s credit union leaders increased access to high-level professional development resources and networking opportunities.

The NWCUA/CUES Leadership 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.

Media training is another highlight of the Symposium. Shannon Berg and Jeffrey Bell, public relations experts with the highly regarded Gallatin Public Affairs agency, will help credit union executives prepare for effective media response.

The NWCUA/CUES 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 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,

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