CO-OP Financial Services to underwrite new CUES Innovation Institute

MADISON, WI (December 4, 2013) — The Credit Union Executives Society is pleased to announce CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., as an underwriter of CUES’ new Strategic Innovation Institute, which is being held at two prestigious business schools starting in September 2014.

“CO-OP Financial Services is a credit union-owned cooperative dedicated to delivering innovative technology, services and counsel that meet the strategic needs of credit unions,” said Stan Hollen, president/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. “The goals of the institute are perfectly aligned with our own, and we believe it will make a valuable contribution to fostering a more progressive credit union movement.”

“I’m pleased CO-OP Financial Services has stepped forward as a benefactor of our newest institute; it’s a natural fit,” said Chuck Fagan, CUES’ president/CEO. “Attendees of the institute will explore strategic thinking about both large and small scale innovation, learn ways to build organizational capacity for continuous innovation, exchange ideas on developing strategic organizational leadership skills, and discover how to grow their business in ways that align with the traditions and culture of credit unions.”

Strategic Innovation Institute I, hosted at MIT Sloan School of Management, in Cambridge, Mass. will be held September 15–19, 2014. The first year of this two-year program offers an integrated curriculum of strategy, innovation, technology, and leadership.

Strategic Innovation Institute II will start in fall 2015 at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, Calif. This session will explore how to scale innovation, and provides attendees with the opportunity to explore ideation and design solutions to solve common consumer challenges.

For more information on Strategic Innovation Institute I, visit; for more on Strategic Innovation Institute II, visit Or, contact Kristin Ryan, CUES’ executive education and meetings manager, at 800.252.2664 or 608.271.2664, ext. 308, or email

About CO-OP Financial Services:
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation’s largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of “Be There. Be More,” CO-OP’s products fall into three business lines, including “Locations” (ATM, shared branching and call center services); “Card Payments” (debit and credit processing) and “Mobile/Virtual” (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit

The Credit Union Executives Society is a Madison, Wisconsin-based, independent, not-for-profit, international membership association for credit union executives. Its mission is to educate and develop credit union CEOs, directors and future leaders.

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