Internationally acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell to speak at 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference

WASHINGTON, DC (December 6, 2018) — Credit Union National Association (CUNA) today announced that Malcolm Gladwell, author of New York Times bestselling books such as The Tipping Point and Blink, will deliver a keynote address at the 2019 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.

“We’re extremely proud to have Mr. Gladwell presenting at this year’s conference,” said Todd Spiczenski, chief products and services officer at CUNA. “His work has been and continues to be thought-provoking and transformative, and like the credit union movement, aims to challenge long-held misconceptions.”

Gladwell is listed among TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people and one of Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He is the author of five books, all of which are bestsellers.

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference is the largest credit union advocacy event, gathering more than 5,000 credit union leaders annually to Washington D.C. to network, learn about the latest issues and hot topics in the credit union industry and meet with lawmakers to make a case for fair regulation on behalf of the more than 110 million credit union members nationwide.

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