FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (7/17/09)--Speakers at the Southwest Corporate FCU's 32nd annual Economic Forum Oct. 27-28 in Dallas will address financial institution trends in helping credit unions in "Navigating the New Normal," the conference theme. Among the featured speakers will be:
* Martin Feldstein, a Harvard economics professor and president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Feldstein served as former President Ronald Reagan's chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and is a member of President Barach Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. * William Ford, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and former chief economist of the American Bankers Association. He is currently an economics professor at Middle Tennessee State University. * Bill Hampel, chief economist of the Credit Union National Association; * Gigi Hyland, board member of the National Credit Union Administration; and * Dr. Charles Idol, credit union economist.