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CUNA Unveils Major Speaker for GAC 2014
WASHINGTON (12/17/13)--The Credit Union National Association is making a major announcement about a speaker of international renown slated for the 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference.

Tony Blair, one of the most respected and admired world leaders in the last 50 years, will offer GAC attendees an unparalleled analysis of the world's most difficult and complex issues. Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will bring his worldly perspective to the credit union system's top annual event at a key time not only for the U.S. economy, but for the future of the U.S. credit union system.

"Bringing Tony Blair to the GAC is an incredible opportunity," said Bill Cheney, CUNA President/CEO. "Admired as a great world leader, Mr. Blair brings an unprecedented level of experience and influence to the GAC stage. At a time when credit unions must "Unite for Good" to play an even more important role in consumers' lives, we will all benefit from hearing from someone who has made a great impact on the world stage, while tirelessly working for good in his own country," Cheney added. Unite for Good refers to CUNA's shared strategic vision, unveiled at the 2013 GAC, in which Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner.

Since leaving Downing Street, Blair has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East. He represents the United States of America, United Nations, Russia and the European Union, working with the Palestinians to prepare for statehood as part of the international community's effort to secure peace. Blair also leads up a number of initiatives to bridge cultural and religious divides, engender international awareness of climate change, and foster public well-being--including the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, the Breaking the Climate Deadlock Initiative, and the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.

The 2014 GAC, set for Feb. 23 through 27 in Washington, D.C., is the credit union movement's premiere political event. The GAC gathers more than 4,000 credit union decision-makers in the nation's capital to hear from influential leaders and guide the credit union movement in building and maintaining America's trust.

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