WASHINGTON (9/25/09) -- Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the
Federal Reserve Board, will be a keynote speaker at the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA’s) 2010 Governmental Affairs Conference in February. Greenspan, who served as Fed chairman for 18 1/2 years until Jan. 31, 2006, plans to engage in conversation with GAC attendees, devoting a large share of his presentation to fielding questions from the audience. “Alan Greenspan last addressed the GAC in 2004 as Fed chairman. In that role, his remarks were carefully measured. It will be very interesting to hear Dr. Greenspan’s take on the economy and current events given that he is no longer under those earlier constraints,” said Mark Wolff, CUNA senior vice president, communications. The former Fed chairman joins a GAC lineup that also includes remarks on the economy from Lawrence Kudlow, host of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report, and a political point-counterpoint discussion that pairs former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean with Joe Scarborough, former Republican congressman and now host of MSNBC’s popular “Morning Joe” program. Also, CUNA has already launched its housing and registration process. Those planning to attend can reserve hotel rooms Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, both online and via phone call. New this year, a number of state credit union leagues have obtained housing blocks for use by their affiliated credit unions. CUNA’s 2010 GAC takes place Feb. 21–25 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.