MADISON, Wis. (5/21/10)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has introduced a new Pressing Economic Issues Series, with CUNA economists Bill Hampel, Mike Schenk and Steve Rick. The series
provides 30-minute monthly updates on the economic issues that affect credit unions. During each update, economists will share their perspectives on the current economic environment in a recorded presentation. The series aims to keep credit union board members, management and staff informed on the most current issues impacting credit unions. Hampel, senior vice president of research and policy analysis and chief economist at CUNA, writes economic analysis columns that appear in several credit union publications. Schenk is vice president of economics and statistics, and conducts economic and financial research. He has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. Rick conducts economic research, teaches at credit union schools and conferences, and writes for CUNA publications. He also is a faculty member of the economics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Credit unions can subscribe to the 12-session series for one year or purchase recorded individual sessions. The May session is free, but credit unions can subscribe now for the June session. For more information, use the link.