DULUTH, Ga. (9/05/08)--Georgia Credit Union Affiliates (GCUA) has announced the program and speakers for its annual Fall Symposium, Oct. 8-10, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. The event is the first large conference produced through the partnership between GCUA and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), which provides a series of educational programs to meet the training needs of credit union volunteers, staff and management. The program theme: “Get Smart. Get Focused. Get Real,” encompasses the everyday challenges credit unions face including growth, marketplace relevance, innovation and economic forces. "This year's conference is particularly important," says Mike Mercer, GCUA president/CEO. "With the economy in an unpredictable state and a very important election on the horizon, it’s time for our member credit unions to reconvene and discuss the potential impacts these and other events will have on financial institutions.” The speaker line-up for the symposium features:
* Jeff Post, CEO, CUNA Mutual Group; * Mark Adams, professional communicator; * David Colby, chief economist, CUNA Mutual Group; * Charles Commander (Chuck) Clay, former Georgia state senator and partner/attorney, Brock Clay law firm: * Marlo Foltz--director of blended learning, CUNA Center for Professional Development; * Lois Kitsch, national program manager of REAL Solutions, National Credit Union Foundation: * Albert Mensah, motivational speaker; * Joey Rudisill, vice president of information technology, First Tech CU; and * George Towle, partner, The Rochdale Group, Inc.
The symposium is open to member credit unions of GCUA. Online registration is available in on the GCUA website.