More than 500 Credit Union Professionals Gather at Annual Meeting & Convention
SCOTTSDALE, Az. & DENVER, Co. (April 24, 2019) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) released its annual report to association members and disclosed financial reporting for the year ending December 31, 2018 at its annual business meeting April 24. The meeting was conducted during the MWCUA Annual Meeting & Convention being held April 24-26, 2019 at The Fairmont Scottdale Princess Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
More than 500 conference attendees representing 59 credit unions from across the Association’s tri-state trade area will participate in the three-day event. Credit unions from Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming make up the regional membership. The Association holds its annual business meeting as part of the convention. Voting members are updated and receive the Association’s Annual Report, released at the meeting.
“The Association is driven by the same principles that make up our member credit unions,” said Jim Yates, the Association’s Board Chair and President of First Education Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, WY. “Helping to build financial stability, retain democratic control, and provide ongoing education are at the heart of what we do. It is our mission to serve our member credit unions to the best of our ability and provide solid value for their investment.”
This year’s meeting is highlighted by a keynote address delivered by CUNA President and CEO Jim Nussle. Nussle will also meet with CEOs, as well as young professionals during the conference. Attendees will also enjoy breakout sessions offering the latest industry training including technology & fraud detection; the global economy; advancing credit union interest with legislators, building a better board, regulatory issues and strategies for leaders & teams, to name a few. There is also a special conference track dedicated to young professionals in credit unions. Other keynote speakers include Dr. Andy Hines from the University of Houston, motivational speaker Mark Lindquist. The week’s events also include the Association’s annual awards, as well as a celebration of the work that credit unions do on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network through the CU4Kids program.
“We look forward every year to the Annual Meeting & Convention as is gives us the opportunity for in-person collaboration, and to celebrate our successes together,’ said Scott Earl, President and CEO of MWCUA. “We also present a full slate of informative and valuable sessions to help our credit unions better serve their members and in turn, further the movement. We are truly part of something special.”
About the Mountain West Credit Union Association
Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 123 member credit unions, 3.2 million credit union members and $38 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Advocating every day on behalf of our member credit unions, the Association, Strategic Partners, the Foundation and local area Chapters, all support the credit union movement through government relations, communications, innovative products and services, networking, community outreach, education & training, leadership development, scholarships and grants, public affairs, and operational/regulatory compliance assistance.
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