CU*Answers hosts 61 CEOs at strategic collaboration event

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 11, 2014) — CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned CUSO, held their annual 2014 “CEO Strategies Week” conference last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan. CEOs from 61 credit unions from across the country gathered for three days of collaboration, learning, and direct peer interactions aimed specifically at credit union CEOs.

The week includes a half-day CEO Collaboration Workshop, where this year CEOs brainstormed on tactics and tools credit unions will need to adopt a new mindset of being Internet Retailers. Next, the one-day CEO School gave CEOs a chance to learn about CU*BASE tools from the perspective of the CU*Answers CEO, Randy Karnes. The central point of the week’s events is the CEO Roundtable, at which CEOs spend a day interacting with their peers, discussing in a roundtable format topics ranging from business plans to technology trends.

Although CU*Answers holds many different learning and collaboration events all year long, CEO Strategies is unique in that it is designed only for credit union CEOs, a forum that encourages more open and frank interactions with other professionals who share the same day-to-day challenges.  “We do offer a special mid-year CEO School that’s open to up-and-comers who one day might sit in the CEO’s chair, but this week is truly for CEOs who want to learn from each other in a unique way,” says Karnes about the CEO-only restriction that has been a part of the event since its inception nearly a decade ago.

About CU*Answers, Inc.
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing nearly 1.5 million members and $12.6 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit



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