Onsite: It’s a big Monday at #CUNAGAC 2018!

The 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference kicks off today as more than 5200 credit union advocates are expected in Washington D.C. this week.

CUNA President Jim Nussle will kick things off this morning, in an address available on Facebook Live. Afterwards, CUNA members will be provided with a special guest keynote from President George W. Bush.

President Bush’s two terms started on January 20, 2001, after serving six years as Governor of Texas.

Since leaving office, President Bush has developed the George W. Bush Institute, “which seeks to improve the human condition, and its work is based on the principles that have guided President Bush throughout his life: freedom is universal; each human life is precious; to whom much is given, much is required; and the marketplace is the best way to allocate resources.”

The GAC Exhibit Hall will be open before and after President Bush’s address today, allowing attendees to engage and network with hundreds of providers, as well as giving them the chance to learn about the latest products and services available to credit unions.

In the afternoon, 6 Breakout Sessions will be available, covering topics ranging from payments security and blockchain to the first of a two-part advocacy training session led by Congressional staff and experts with the Congressional Management Foundation.

Yesterday, Gian Paul Gonzalez, an international motivational speaker, educator, Union City Board of Education Founder and Executive Director of Hope + Future Foundation and Community Center, kicked off the Sunday General Session by delivering the ED (Filene) Talk.

Known for inspiring the New York Giants to their Super Bowl victory in 2011 with the phrase ‘All In,” Gonzalez inspired and challenged credit union employees to figure out what “All-In” means for them and reminded us all that “at the end of the day, it’s not about numbers, it’s about people.”

Check back throughout the day for updates from Monday at #CUNAGAC!


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John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details