NAPERVILLE, Ill. (3/14/13)--The Illinois Credit Union League will once again welcome a group of young professionals to its annual convention, April 18-20.
The initiative is a spinoff of the league's inaugural effort to attract young professionals to last year's conference in partnership with The Cooperative Trust (formerly The Crash Network). The idea is to create a low-cost event within ICUL's major credit union conferences and provide networking opportunities for credit union employees under age 30.
An application process open to young professionals 30 and younger took place last month to determine the recipients.
Sponsored by ICUL, the program will give young credit union professionals the opportunity to participate in the event by attending the full convention and additional mentor sessions with industry thought leaders while building relationships with other young credit union professionals. After a welcome on Thursday prior to the 83rd Annual Convention kick-off, the group will attend several sessions, a lunch and a dinner.
Mark Sievewright, president of Fiserv Inc.'s credit union solutions, will present a keynote address on "How the Future of Credit Unions Will Evolve in the Next 20 Years." He will also present a breakout session, "Competing to Win: Seven Strategies for Seven Trends in U.S. Financial Services." Bill Hampel, Credit Union National Association senior vice president of research and chief economist, is also among the conference speakers.