Tim McAlpine has presented at dozens of credit union and finance conferences in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Jamaica for many top organizations, including Forrester Research, CUNA, CUES and the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions. He is consistently ranked as one of the highest-rated speakers.

3rd Annual Directors' Convention Las Vegas, Nevada • August 2010

3rd Annual Directors' Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada • August 2010

FORUM Partnership Symposium Fishers, Indiana • October 2008

FORUM Partnership Symposium
Fishers, Indiana • October 2008

CUES CEO/Executive Team Network San Diego, California • November 2013

CUES CEO/Executive Team Network
San Diego, California • November 2013

Topics

  • Teaching Financial Education Through Engaging Storytelling
  • Integrated Financial Marketing: Creating Killer Campaigns for Young Adults
  • Moving the Young Adult Needle (extended session)
  • Canada and the United States Credit Unions—What’s the Diff?

Video of Tim

Teaching Financial Education Through Engaging Storytelling, TEDxChilliwack, February 2016


Praise

“Best was Tim McAlpine.” “Favorite: Young & Free.” “I can’t believe I am crying about overdraft fees!” “Very inspired by Tim McAlpine.” “Homerun with Tim.”
— Conference attendees

Bio

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Tim McAlpine
President & Creative Director
Currency Marketing 

Tim McAlpine lives in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. He is the President and Creative Director of Currency Marketing, an integrated marketing agency specializing in helping credit unions attract the next generation of members.

Tim is a credit union advocate best known for developing the Young & Free Marketing Program and the It's a Money Thing Financial Education Program that credit unions from around North America are using to connect with new young adult members. He is also the driving force behind CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition and a co-founder of the CU Water Cooler. Tim believes that credit unions and the credit union movement need to work harder to prove that there is a difference and that it matters.

Tim and Currency are the recipient of dozens of awards including the Credit Union Central of Canada National Credit Union Innovation Award and 1st place in the Forrester Research Groundswell Awards.

Tim is a popular speaker on the credit union conference circuit. In his dynamic presentations, Tim tackles relevant marketing and technology issues in a no-nonsense yet entertaining way. He has presented at numerous credit union and finance conferences in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Jamaica for many top organizations, including Forrester Research, Credit Union National Association, Credit Union Executives Society and the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions. His writing has been published in numerous credit union publications, such as CUES Credit Union Management, The Financial Brand and Credit Union Times.

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Tim McAlpine is the President and Creative Director of Currency Marketing. He is best known for developing the Young & Free Marketing Program and the It's a Money Thing Financial Education Program that credit unions from around North America are using to connect with new young adult members. He is also the driving force behind CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition and a co-founder of the CU Water Cooler.


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Experience

Tim has had more than 100 speaking engagements over the past decade. Here's a list of some of the organizations that have hired Tim to speak.

  • Alberta Central
  • Canadian Co-operative Association
  • Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions
  • Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
  • Credit Union Executive Society (CUES)
  • CU Direct
  • CUTech
  • CU Water Cooler
  • Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
  • CUNA Mutual
  • Doxim
  • Filene Research Institute
  • Forrester
  • Indiana Credit Union League
  • MAC Network
  • Maine Credit Union League
  • MD & DC Credit Union Association
  • National Cooperative Grocers Association
  • National Credit Union Foundation
  • National Directors' Convention
  • National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB)
  • Open Solutions
  • Quebec International Summit of Cooperatives
  • Southwest CUNA Management School
  • The Financial Brand Forum
  • Wisconsin Credit Union League