Industry thought leaders join to empower credit union growth with dynamic new online program

DALLAS, TX (October 7, 2020) — Like most of the rest of the American economy, the credit union industry took one on the chin this year with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, five credit union industry thought leaders have partnered and developed a dynamic new initiative, The Post-Pandemic Power 5 CU Growth Program, designed to lead credit unions towards growth during the economic downturn.

The Post-Pandemic Power 5 CU Growth Program, a first of its kind in the credit union industry, offers a unique array of five well-known industry thought leaders focusing on different areas of expertise to partner with credit unions over a four-month period. Deliverables includes powerful growth strategies to help credit unions navigate through and around the current economic downturn. Make no mistake, however – while The Post-Pandemic Power 5 CU Growth Program offers a fantastic team of experts, the focus is on your credit union and its success in these challenging times.

This unique and insightful approach is the ultimate “un-conference” in a world where traditional conferences are difficult or impossible. A totally online event, The Post-Pandemic Power 5 CU Growth Program features experts that walk alongside your credit union to build specific action strategies focusing on growth via strategic planning, marketing, lending, member service and governance.

The Post-Pandemic Power 5 CU Growth Program partners with credit unions in three unique phases. In Phase 1, the Power 5 Panel shares expert ideas with attendees during a sixty-minute panel discussion covering strategic planning, marketing, lending, member service and governance. In Phase 2, training with each of the five speakers drives deeply into trends, strategies and tactics your credit union executive team and board can use to create a winning strategy. InPhase 3, your credit union selects one of the experts in the Power 5 panel for a two-hour personalized and individual consultation packed with immediately-implementable growth ideas and suggestions.

The Power 5 growth experts are:

  • Don Arkell, Senior Consultant with CU Lending Advice
  • Mark Arnold, President and CEO of On The Mark Strategies
  • Tim Harrington, President of TEAM Resources
  • Jeff Rendell, President of Rising Above Enterprises
  • Kevin Smith, Consultant with TEAM Resources

“We’re thrilled to offer this groundbreaking new way for credit unions to chart growth through the economic downturn,” said Arnold. “Credit unions are the financial lifeblood of millions of American consumers. We know credit unions are looking for unique and concrete ways to grow during challenging economic times and The Post-Pandemic Power 5 CU Growth Program is the compass to help achieve that goal.”

For more information including customizable growth packages and to register for this amazing opportunity now, credit union leaders can visit For more information, call (214) 538-4147 or email Space is limited so act now!

About On The Mark Strategies

On The Mark Strategies is a team of trailblazers guiding financial institutions in the areas of speaking, branding, strategic planning, training and marketing services. Technically, they are a consulting firm, but their clients prefer to think of them as trail guides. Their experience as former financial institution employees, combined with the customized programs they create in-house, enable them to lead financial institutions through the great unknown. On The Mark Strategies stands ready to guide credit unions and community banks looking to chart a new course or navigating their current path. 


Sean Galli
phone: 254-423-0862 

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