Credit Union Executive Dialogue Features Credit Union Movement Discussion

LSCU, CUES and MCUL co-host the event in Miami
CU Executive Dialogue geared toward large credit unions
Facilitated discussions will build on strategic competencies

Birmingham, AL/Tallahassee, FL, October 17, 2012
– The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU), the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) and the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) are partnering to bring credit unions the 2nd Credit Union Executive Dialogue March 14-15 at the Hyatt Miami at The Blue. The Credit Union Executive Dialogue is geared toward credit unions with $500 million or more in assets. The two-day dialogue gathers peer credit unions from around the country to discuss the state of the movement and to learn from other top industry leaders.

“It’s important that credit unions recapture their collaborative spirit,” said LSCU President/CEO Patrick La Pine. “The dialogue is a good way to bring credit unions together, in a relaxed atmosphere, and have pointed discussions on ways to move our industry forward. We need to work together on economies of scale, technology and innovative ideas. The partnership with CUES helps keep the discussion at a high level because it’s one of the industry leaders in credit union education.”

“Strengthening collaboration among credit unions is crucial to the long-term success of the movement,” said CUES President/CEO Fred Johnson. “In fact, the first-year’s participants couldn’t agree more. They gave the Credit Union Executive Dialogue 100 percent excellent/good ratings and sparked many vital discussions. I’m proud that LSCU and CUES continue to grow our partnership, and pleased our collaboration has drawn such enthusiasm from the industry.”

The first LSCU/CUES Credit Union Executive Dialogue, held Feb. 2-3, 2012, brought together credit union executives from eight states and Canada. Attendees took part in facilitated discussions and scenario planning. The discussions are a good way to have quality conversations with peer credit unions and share innovative ideas.

The Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates, based in Lansing, MI, is co-hosting the Credit Union Executive Dialogue for the first time in 2013. It was important for the MCUL to get involved with the Dialogue because of the vital role this opportunity presents.

“These sorts of high-level discussions will help set the industry’s direction for future success,” said MCUL&Affiliates CEO Dave Adams. “We feel it is important to facilitate enhanced leadership in the movement to make sure we are taking advantage of the combined strengths of our organizations to find solutions to the issues facing credit unions today and those we will face in the future.”

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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions represents 288 credit unions in Alabama and Florida with a combined total of $63 billion in assets and more than 6.4 million members. LSCU provides advocacy and regulatory information; education and training; cooperative initiatives (including financial education outreach); media relations and information; and business solutions. For more information, visit Follow the League on Twitter or Facebook.

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

Organized in 1934, the Michigan Credit Union League is a trade association representing credit unions statewide. Based in Lansing, the MCUL offers credit unions assistance in the areas of regulatory compliance, legislative advocacy, media advocacy and operational information. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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