What will they do next year to top this? CUNA keeps creating its own tough act to follow with the GAC. This year's conference featured a video presentation from none other than the President George W. Bush, and a funny and provocative video debate between CUNA Chairman Barry Jolette and a huge animated "banker" named "Mr. Drysdale" after the banker from the Beverly Hillbillies. That's not to mention all the interesting speeches and break-out sessions that are part of every GAC.
Congratulations to Dan Mica and his staff at CUNA, especially Mark Wolff, who orchestrates the greatest credit union show on earth every year, and chief lobbyist John McKechnie, responsible for getting the presidential presentation, as well as building the congressional relationships enticing lawmakers to give their time to the GAC.
CU Journal DC Bureau Chief Ed Roberts can be reached at eroberts cujournal.com.