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Breakouts set for CUNA Community CU and Growth Conference
MADISON, Wis. (7/18/11)--The Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, to be held Oct. 24-27 in San Francisco, will include breakout sessions covering topics such as best practices, the state of the credit union movement, growth strategies, innovation and membership growth. Among the sessions and speakers:
* “Best Practices from Successful Community Credit Unions,” Jim Blake, president/CEO, HarborOne CU, Brockton, Mass., and Erika Bell, vice president of strategy and services, Latino Community CU, Durham, N.C.; * “Return on Innovation,” Matt Davis, director of innovation, and Denise Gabel, chief innovation officer, Filene Research Institute, Madison, Wis.; * “Creating Sustainable Growth Strategies,” Josh Allison, relationship development manager, Horizon CU, Spokane Valley, Wash.; * “C3: Aligning Credit Unions, Communities & Consumers Through Microenterprise,” Scott Butterfield, principal, Your Credit Union Partner, Seattle.; * “Executing Innovation: A Panel Discussion,” Julie Ferguson, owner, JRF Consulting Services LLC, Philadelphia; Amy McGraw, manager, growth, business development and marketing, Public Service CU, Romulus, Mich.; and Brett Wooden, business development manager, Unitus Community CU, Portland, Ore.; * “Product Strategies to Attract and Create the Loyalty of the Hispanic Community,” Miriam DeDios, vice president, and Warren Morrow, CEO and founder, Coopera Consulting, Des Moines, Iowa.; * “Leadership Skills That Lead to Growth,” Julie Ferguson, owner, JRF Consulting Services LLC.; * “New Vision for Lending: An Interactive Discussion,” David Polet, program manager/voice of customer, CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wis.; * “How to Avoid the Five Biggest Post-merger Heartaches,” Frank Drake, partner, Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, Raleigh, N.C.; * “Credit Union Mission, Meaning & Staff Motivation,” Matt Purvis, vice president, Northwest Community CU, Springfield, Ore.; * “Strategic Recruitment for the Ideal Board,” Jeff Rendel, president, Rising Above Enterprises, Corona, Calif.; and * “The Benefits of Serving Members of Modest Means,” Mark Lynch, REAL Solutions field coach, National Credit Union Foundation, Madison, Wis.
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