CU Direct Corporation Announces Keynote Speaker Line-Up For Its 2013 Credit Union Lending Conference

Financial Industry’s Leading Experts to Discuss the Keys to Credit Unions’ Success in Today’s Competitive Marketplace.

ONTARIO, CA (February 28, 2013) CU Direct Corporation (, the nation’s leading provider of lending solutions to the credit union industry, has announced the keynote speaker line-up for its 2013 credit union lending conference.  The CUSO’s fifteenth annual conference will be held May 21-22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Resort.

With the theme Learn, Connect, Achieve, the 2013 CU Direct Lending Conference will address all areas and aspects of the lending marketplace, providing attendees with the ideal setting to network with peers, while gaining educational insight on innovative strategies and best practices that can be applied at their credit unions.

The conference’s extensive speaker line-up includes keynotes by a definitive who’s-who list of leading experts from the financial industry:  Todd Buchholz, former director of economic policy at the White House, best-selling author, and award-winning economics professor at Harvard; Steve Williams, well known financial industry speaker and author, and co-founder of Cornerstone Advisors; and Dr. Neil Goldman, leading industry expert and advisor, and senior partner with Goldman Consulting & Strategy.

Buchholz will provide attendees with an economic outlook for 2013 and beyond, and its impact on the credit union industry.  Williams will share the latest trends, industry opportunities and tips on how credit unions can provide more value to their members.  Dr. Goldman will present new research findings on how credit union members are shopping, using mobile technology, considering lending options, and how credit unions can influence the process.

The event will offer a wide-range of educational and networking opportunities, providing credit unions with vital strategies and best practices on how to build stronger, more profitable lending portfolios to better serve their members.

The conference includes an extensive line-up of sessions dedicated to providing attendees with the latest industry thinking and perspectives on the lending marketplace, and covering a broad spectrum of hot-button industry topics, from risk management and regulatory compliance, to today’s automotive landscape, social media marketing, and more.

“This is our fifteenth year providing credit unions with the most comprehensive educational forum available, delivering vital knowledge and strategies for building and managing effective lending programs,” noted Tony Boutelle, CU Direct’s president and CEO.  “The conference offers real lending solutions for today’s marketplace, as it brings together the expertise and straightforward dialogue that will help credit unions successfully grow their loan portfolios, while increasing their value to members.”

Credit unions interested in attending CU Direct’s 2013 Lending Conference can visit the event’s website,  or contact the company’s events department at

About CU Direct Corporation
Established in 1994, CU Direct Corporation has helped the credit union industry fund over $120 billion loans by being the nation’s leading lending solution provider for credit unions.  Representing more than 1,000 credit unions, CU Direct specializes in solutions that help credit unions generate loans, manage risk and provide value to members.  CU Direct Corp. offers a diverse, extensive library of products and services designed to help credit unions advance their lending programs and achieve overall portfolio success.  Solutions include CUDL, Lending Insights, Lending 360, OnSpot Financing, Vero, and its suite of auto buying products.  For more information about CU Direct Corporation visit

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