Key takeaways from the 2024 Governmental Affairs Conference

Just when you thought you’d heard the last from the 2024 Governmental Affairs Conference, we are back with more! If you were unable to attend the GAC this year or perhaps were overwhelmed with the events of the week and all the information you received, then don’t worry, we are here to provide the highlights.

In this article, we won’t be going over a play-by-play of the week (we covered that pretty thoroughly in our live coverage last week) but instead offering the key takeaways and lessons from the conference that you can bring back to your credit union. From fees, to AI, to the new America’s Credit Unions, this GAC had it all, so let’s get started!

The future of America’s Credit Unions

As we should all know by now, the credit union industry’s two largest advocacy and trade groups, CUNA and NAFCU, have merged to form one entity, America’s Credit Unions. Only recently launched at the start of the year, this GAC marked the first hosted by the organization as well as its first public event. To say it was a big deal would be an understatement.

As such, attendees received information all week long on the priorities, visions, and operations of America’s Credit Unions from the Executive Leadership team, including President and CEO Jim Nussle and Chief Advocacy Officer Carrie Hunt. So what exactly did we learn about the new entity?


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