Bill Cheney to Headline NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit

Bill Cheney, president/CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) will share an executive dialogue with attendees to the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) /Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) Executive Summit in Sunriver, Ore. July 24-26, the NWCUA confirmed this week.

Facilitated by NWCUA president/CEO Troy Stang, the dialogue will be interactive and offers attendees a “live and in person” version of Cheney’s weekly online Cheney Report; an up-to-the-minute appraisal of threats and opportunities in the credit union movement. Most notable currently is the tax threat credit unions face as congress considers whether eliminating some tax exemptions will fix the deficit issues. But intense rule-making by regulators also promises to be an important topic.

The Cheney dialogue is on the agenda for Friday, July 26.

The Sunriver executive gathering is an annual event previously sponsored by CUES. This is the first year the NWCUA has partnered with the CUES Northwest organization.

The NWCUA/CUES Executive Summit kicks off with a social barbeque sponsored by Catalyst Corporate FCU the evening of July 24. That event is followed by two mornings of executive presentations and dialogues with national-level speakers, and afternoons allowing attendees to network and enjoy the Sunriver Resort Amenities.

Another keynote presentation is scheduled for Thursday morning, when ECONorthwest economist Dr. Michael Wilkerson leads an in-depth examination of the groundbreaking study, “Credit Unions vs. Banks: The Myth of the Uneven Playing Field.” The report puts decades of commercial bank and credit union data through rigorous testing standards and finds that credit unions’ tax model does not give them an unfair competitive advantage.

More information about other NWCUA/CUES speakers and event registration can be found online.


Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225,

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