NWCUA Presents CUNA’s Nussle with Resolution Affirming System Coordination

NWCUA Board Chair Jack Fallis presented CUNA CEO Jim Nussle with a resolution from the NWCUA Board affirming the advocacy power of a united credit union system.

As CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle walked off the stage after his opening keynote for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA’s) Amplify Convention, Association President and CEO Troy Stang caught his arm. “We’re not quite finished,” said Stang.

Stang and Association Board Chair Jack Fallis surprised Nussle with a resolution from the Association’s Board of Directors affirming the advocacy power of a united credit union system.

The resolution, which was passed by the Board that morning, supports united coordination as one system between credit unions, their regional associations, and CUNA to “advance world-class advocacy promoting credit unions.”

“The combined forces of engaged credit union members, credit unions, state/regional Leagues and CUNA is more effective in achieving results for not-for-profit credit unions, their members, and the consumers who deserve the choice to choose a credit union as their financial services provider,” states the resolution.

“Wow! Thank you,” exclaimed Nussle.

“We feel strongly that advocacy is Job One,” noted Chair Fallis, who is also President and CEO of Global Credit Union. “Credit unions, the Northwest Credit Union Association, and CUNA are better together securing unencumbered access for consumers to cooperative not-for-profit credit unions.”

The resolution comes shortly after a CUNA Board Meeting in which that Board affirmed advocacy as the credit union system’s top priority.

“Advocacy isn’t just about passing legislation,” said Stang. “It is about creating an environment for success for credit unions and credit union members, and doing so together as one system. No single person, single credit union, or single trade association can create that environment alone.”

Nussle addressed a record 700 registered attendees at Amplify Convention, the premier annual gathering of Northwest credit union professionals, directors, business partners, and advocates. “We’re all in” was a clear theme with Northwest Credit Unions this past week.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

Posted in Advocacy News, CUNA, NWCUA.