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I'll See You This Spring, Right?

It's been nearly four months since my last conference and I am starting to get the shakes! Actually, it's been awesome to have an extended period without travel. All things must come to an end though, as Spring is in the air and so is the busy travel season.

    Congrats to Amanda Brenneman, CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec for 2013

    It's been a week since our whirlwind trip to San Diego for the finals of the 4th annual CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec competition. Each year, we build on the last, making the program tighter and more compelling. I am very proud of this competition and our association with CUES. I feel like we've had a real impact on the industry and the lives of our finalists and winners, plus we've had a ton of fun along the way. What more could you ask for?

    CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec: Watch Live and Vote

    The five CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec Finalists will be presenting today in San Diego at the CUES' CEO/Executive Team Network™. Each Finalist will have seven minutes to present the progress or planning of their project or the results gained to date to the judging panel, the conference audience and live to the online audience. After the presentations, the judges will submit their completed score sheets and conference attendees will vote for their favorite Finalist on the spot.

    Teaching Financial Literacy

    In late July, Tim and I attended the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) Conference in San Diego. The NYIB focuses on financial education for youth, primarily school-aged kids and teenagers. With Young & Free’s focus on the 18-to-25 age group, it is a natural complement. Tim was brought in to conduct a full-day pre-conference session, "Moving The Young Adult Needle." Attendees learned to connect with young adults and discovered what makes Gen Y and Z tick.

    The Last Thing We Need Is Another Credit Union Conference

    Over the past five years, I have had the pleasure of speaking at more than 40 credit union conferences in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. It’s been a humbling and rewarding experience to share my stories to receptive audiences at state, national and international events. During this time, I’ve gained a lot of perspective on what makes an event memorable and worthwhile.

    I just got back from a great trip. I attended four very different conferences in four days all in my timezone! An IT governance course in Vancouver, Filene i3 in San Francisco, FinovateSpring in San Francisco and the National Cooperative Grocers Association Marketing Matters in Portland.