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Miracle Network founder John Schneider to speak at GAC
WASHINGTON (1/10/11)—John Schneider, who first gained notoriety as Bo Duke on TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard and now works extensively on behalf of his charity, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will join a growing list of high profile speakers at this year’s Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). Schneider co-founded Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which
Click to view larger image John Schneider, co-founder of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals along with Marie Osmond, is shown here with children who have benefitted from the charitable organization’s efforts. To Schneider’s left is Eileen Garrido, daughter of Carlos Garrido, EVP/COO at Schools Federal CU in Southern California. Eileen was a recipient of care at Children’s Hospital LA. (CMNHospitals Photo)
raises funds for 170 childrens hospitals in the U.S., with singer and actress Marie Osmond. Credit unions are top contributors to the network and also work with the network via programs such as Credit Unions for Kids and the annual CU Cherry Blossom 10-mile run. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau architect Elizabeth Warren, House Financial Services Committee chairman Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) are also among those policy makers that are set to speak. The GAC will also feature political pundits and co-authors of The New York Times No. 1 best-seller "Game Change" Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The GAC will open Sunday evening, Feb. 27 with a performance by classic rockers Three Dog Night, and will also feature a keynote speech Feb. 28 by "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III. The GAC also will feature a political point-counterpoint between conservative commentator Mary Matalin and liberal Web commentator Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post. Additional speakers from Capitol Hill and the regulatory agencies will be announced in coming weeks. To register for this year's GAC, use the resource link.


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