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CUNA Councils - Where Credit Union Leaders Come From


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An overview of CUNA Councils, a national organization for credit union professionals. Run by and for credit union executives, Councils target their networking, information and programs to key areas of …

An overview of CUNA Councils, a national organization for credit union professionals. Run by and for credit union executives, Councils target their networking, information and programs to key areas of credit union management.

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    • 1. Where Credit Union Leaders Come From
    • 2. The Mark of a Credit Union Professional _____________________________________________________________________________   CFO Council – A nationwide network of more than 850 credit union financial executives. 2008 Annual Conference: May 18-21 in Fort Myers, FL    HR Training & Development Council - More than 700 human resource and training professionals across the country. 2008 HR/TD Summit: April 20-23 in Boston     Lending Council - A network of more than 775 credit union lending experts around the United States. 2007 Annual Conference: November 11-14 in San Antonio     Marketing & Business Development Council - More than 900 professionals nationwide focused on credit union marketing and business development. 2008 Annual Conference: March 16-19 in Nashville     Operations Sales & Service Council - Professionals leading the operations, sales and service activities at more than 550 credit unions across the United States. 2007 Conference: September 23-26 in Indian Wells, CA     Technology Council – A network of more than 500 technology and information systems executives located throughout the country. 2008 Annual Conference: July 30 - August 2 in Colonial Williamsburg, VA
    • 3. A Professional Network
      • Credit union executives only. No volunteers or vendor members.
      • Executive focus -- 95% of members are senior and mid-management level in their credit union.
      • Relevant groups -- each council is targeted, focused on a specific management discipline.
      • A National network – More than 4,300 members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
      • Members range from CUs with assets less than $10 million to CUs with assets greater than $1 billion.
      • Executive committees are member run, member driven.
    • 4. Member Resources
        • Networking and Information Sharing
        • Annual Conferences
        • Online Member Directory
        • Members - Only Online Discussion Groups
        • Latest News
        • White Papers
        • Website
        • Career Development
        • Savings - $250 or more on Council Conferences,
        • $100 on CUNA Schools, $50 on CUNA Webinars, and
        • free subscription to Credit Union Magazine ( $56 value ).
    • 5. How Members Benefit from CUNA Councils
        • Learn and Grow - Professional Development; Add to Executive Skill-Set.
        • Gain Efficiency - Leverage the Resources of Hundreds of Others; Don’t Reinvent the Wheel.
        • Stay on Top - Exposure to New Concepts, Ideas & Best Practices.
        • Sharing of Expertise, Experience and Ideas - Get Information from Trusted, Knowledgeable & Relevant Sources; Explore Ideas in a “Safe” Environment.
        • Quick Answers to Questions and Concepts - Peers Willing to Consult, Advise & provide samples and examples.
        • Leadership Opportunities - Committees Provide Members Chance to Tap Executive Skills.
        • Save Time and Money - Discounts on Councils & CUNA programs Plus a Targeted, Reliable “Go To” Resource.
    • 6. Membership Growth Credit Union Executives Recognize a Valuable Resource Councils Go From 0 to more than 4.100 Members in Just Over 12 Years
    • 7.
      • Individuals Belong (as opposed to organizations)
      • 2007 Annual Membership Dues
      • Dues Categories :
            • Less Than $100 Million More Than $100 Million
      • 1 Member $255 $295
      • 2 or More $225 $265
      • New in FY 2007 – small CU annual rate of $95
      Membership Information
    • 8. Credit Unions Represented
      • Total Members: 4,367 (as of 8-20-07)
      • Breakdown of Membership by CU Size:
      • Less Than $100 million in assets = 17%
      • $100 -$500 million in assets = 49%
      • $500 million - $1billion in assets = 15%
      • Greater than $1 billion in assets =19%
    • 9. What Members are Saying About the Councils…
      • “ Without a doubt the CLC is the premier association for credit union lending professionals.” - Phil Greer, SVP Loan Administration, State ECU, Raleigh, NC
      • “ The HR/TD Council Has connected me with peers who are trying to figure out the same challenges we are at my credit union.” - Lisa LaCrosse, Human Resources Manager, Travis CU, Vacaville, CA
      • “ The listserv is my most valuable tool, providing me with the means to air current concerns, compare procedures, policies and even investigate vendors. Having such a powerful resource just a keystroke away just makes my life easier.” -Bill Flowers, COO, Carolinas Telco FCU
      • “ In many ways the CFO Council reaches the heights of synergy. No matter how much I contribute to this effort, I always seem to take back more than I provide.”
      • - Brian McVeigh, SVP, CFO,
      • State ECU, Lansing MI
      • “ The Marketing & Business Development Council is a unique opportunity to share success formulas and keep up with the change of pace in our profession.”
      • - Larry Jones, VP Marketing, ORNL FCU, Oak Ridge, TN
      • “ Membership in the CUNA Operations Sales & Service Council can really help you in your day-to-day operations. I have been able to leverage the knowledge and experience of hundreds of members, take what they know and apply it right here in our credit union. I can’t think of any investment I’ve made in time or money that has made a bigger impact.”
      • -Brenda Dunbar, Branch Manager, Citizens Equity FCU, Peoria, IL
      • “ Things change very quickly in this business. I rely on the CUNA Technology Council as my ‘secret weapon’ for keeping up with everything. The ability to talk with peers at other credit unions has been a huge benefit to me.”
      • Annette Zimmerman, SVP, CIO, Mountain America CU, Salt Lake City, UT
    • 10.
      • CUNA Councils
            • 5710 Mineral Point Road
            • Madison, WI 53705
            • Phone: 800/356-9655 Fax: 608/231-4061
      • David Rohn, Vice President, CUNA Councils , ext. 4368
      • E-mail: [email_address]
      • Christopher Morris, Web Manager , ext. 4102
      • E-mail:
      • Cheryl Sorenson, Manager of Conferences & Meetings , ext. 4393
      • E-mail:
      • Ellis Waller, Manager, Membership & Communications , ext. 4141
      • E-mail: [email_address]
      • Bobbi Bischke, Associate Manager, Special Programs, ext. 4018
      • E-mail:
      • Teresa Steele, Program Coordinator , ext. 4047
      • E-mail:
      • Deb Verdecchia , Program Coordinator , ext. 4357
      • E-mail: