Industry “Rock Star” Jack Antonini Shares Insights to Keep Credit Unions on Competitive Growth Track at NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit

Lean in—this is going to be good. Jack Antonini, President and CEO, the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) has been tapped as one of the keynote speakers at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA)/Northwest Council of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) Executive Summit. Billed as the must-attend event of the summer, the summit takes place at Sunriver Resort, July 24-26 where Antonini will provide insights on how credit unions can leverage technology and innovations to stay competitive.

Credit Union leaders are invited to enjoy a couple of opportune days to immerse themselves with their peers, share experiences, rub shoulders with financial services wizards and learn how to leverage industry trends that will ensure credit union success. Antonini will speak to how his achievements, key lessons learned and invaluable experience can translate into successes for credit unions.

Former CEO of USAA Federal Savings Bank, Antonini promises to ignite and enlighten the audience with his seminar, “Putting USAA Success Strategies to Work at Your Credit Union.” And he is the expert. During Jack’s ten years at USAA, first serving as CFO and finally as CEO, he grew the bank’s assets from $45 million to $10 billion—and all this in addition to serving on the Executive Counsel of USAA and as the USAA representative to the ratings agencies. USAA became one of the top five banks in the USA.

“Credit unions today face a finite set of choices—they must grow to survive which means consistently innovating and offering a full array of competitive financial services,” says Antonini. “To ensure and retain vital member relationships, credit unions must offer services like remote deposits and other technology big banks are offering. Credit unions can remain competitive if they consistently innovate and offer members the technology and updated services they have come to expect across the board.”

In a new development this week, the NWCUA announced that ECONorthwest economist Dr. Michael Wilkerson will present the ground-breaking report he prepared with colleague Dr. Randall Pozdena, “Credit Unions vs. Banks: The Myth of the Uneven Playing Field.” The analysis of commercial bank and credit union data over several decades, employed rigorous testing methods and debunks the bank lobby’s claims that credit unions’ tax model gives them an unfair competitive advantage. It is considered key ammunition this year in particular as Congress considers whether eliminating tax exemptions will raise enough revenue to solve the deficit crisis.

The Executive Summit is a pivotal event for credit union leaders as it allows an open forum for networking with peers and economic and technological experts. The educational seminars are targeted to help navigate trends and industry challenges to keep their credit unions on a consistent growth track. Last but not least, credit union leaders are invited to enjoy the many Sunriver Resort amenities, which abound during the summer.

Registration for the NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit is available online.


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