See You in San Antonio for Our Annual Summit

A special message from Mary Martha Fortney, President and CEO,
June 18, 2010

It’s hard to believe NASCUS has been defending and strengthening state regulatory authority and state credit unions for 45 years. 

This year has been one of the most challenging and rewarding, and I hope you can join us at our Summit this fall to engage with your regulator and credit union peers about the future of this great state system. This year’s Summit will take place at San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, September 30-October 2.

Our annual Summit is known for its engaging discussions on the challenges and opportunities for regulators and credit unions. We have a lot to talk about this year. NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz will kick off the Summit with NCUA’s 2011 Outlook. Ms. Matz will undoubtly touch on many important issues, chief among them the future of the corporate credit union system.

We have asked Jeff Post, President and CEO of CUNA Mutual Group, to give us a bird’s eye view of the economy’s impact on credit unions across the nation. Washington Credit Union League President and CEO John Annaloro will present a league executive’s take on what’s in store for credit unions and what share insurance might look like in the future. This opening general session provides rare opportunities for state and federal regulators and credit unions to talk openly about the future of credit unions, enhancing safety and soundness and developing strategies for tackling the current challenges facing credit unions.

In addition, NASCUS has scheduled several educational breakouts at the Summit. Some of the topics include a lending compliance update from CUNA Mutual Group’s Bill Klewin and a look at new merger rules from Clifton Gunderson. One of the breakouts will feature strategies for communicating in times of crisis led by Rick Grady, Vice President of Communications, Public Relations and Research from the Texas Credit Union League and NASCUS’ Kate Hartig, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.

Friday morning, credit unions will gather on their own to discuss operational issues facing credit unions such as the search for fee income and role of overdraft protection and interchange fees as well as the changing nature of CUSOs. Regulators will have the opportunity to dialogue with NCUA during the annual  Interagency Dialogue for state and federal regulators on Friday morning.  Later that evening, all attendees are welcome to join me for a Dessert Reception from 8 – 9 p.m.

The Summit will conclude around 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, with a general session on State Innovation Across the Nation. Despite the economic challenges, there are some interesting and innovative things happening at state chartered credit unions across the country. This session will feature lively discussion on how the states continue to serve as the “the laboratories of innovation.”

To view more information, follow this link. Remember, state agencies qualify for a special state agency rate. If you are a regulator interested in attending, I encourage you to contact Isaida Woo at about this special offer.

We hope to see you in San Antonio, Texas in September!