Tony Blair announced as Keynote Speaker for CUNA Governmental Affairs conference

WASHINGTON, DC (December 17, 2013) —  Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has announced that Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1997-2007) will speak at the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.

Tony Blair is one of the most respected and admired world leaders in the last 50 years and offers an unparalleled analysis of the world’s most difficult and complex issues.  Mr. Blair will bring his worldly perspective to CUNA’s GAC attendees at a key time not only for the U.S. economy, but for the future of the U.S. credit union system.

“Bringing Tony Blair to the GAC is an incredible opportunity,” said Bill Cheney, CUNA President and CEO. “Admired as a great world leader, Mr. Blair brings an unprecedented level of experience and influence to the GAC stage. At a time when credit unions mustUnite for Good to play an even more important role in consumers’ lives, we will all benefit from hearing from someone who has made a great impact on the world stage, while tirelessly working for good in his own country.”

Since leaving Downing Street, Tony Blair has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East. He represents the United States of America, United Nations, Russia and the European Union, working with the Palestinians to prepare for statehood as part of the international community’s effort to secure peace.  Mr. Blair also leads up a number of initiatives to bridge cultural and religious divides, engender international climate change, and foster public well-being – including the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, the Breaking the Climate Deadlock Initiative, and the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, set for February 23-27, 2014, is the credit union movement’s premiere political event, gathering more than 4,000 credit union decision-makers in the nation’s capital to make an impact in Washington, D.C. This year, the GAC will embrace the shared strategic vision of credit unions nationwide, Unite for Good, and bring the credit union message directly to the legislators and policymakers on Capitol Hill.

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