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La. CUs promote CU difference at state GAC
HARAHAN, LA. (5/27/11)--Nearly 70 Louisiana credit union professionals and volunteers representing 24 credit unions statewide attended the 2011 Louisiana Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Conference May 17-18 in Baton Rouge, La., to promote the credit union difference.
Joe Battaglia (left), CEO of Homeland FCU, Metairie, La., meets with Louisiana State Rep. Joseph Lopinto (R-80), vice chairman of the Louisiana Commerce Committee at the 2011 Louisiana Credit Union League Governmental Affairs Conference, May 17-18, in Baton Rouge. (Photo provided by the Louisiana Credit Union league) .
The conference opened with State Rep. Joseph Lopinto (R-80), vice chairman of the Commerce Committee, addressing attendees. Presenter Kelly Parks conducted an afternoon session in which she discussed “Integrating Advocacy into Credit Union Marketing” (eNews May 25). Attendees congregated at the State Capitol to meet one-on-one with lawmakers. The group spoke with one voice in promoting the credit union difference and the value credit unions offer to their members, said the league. Attendees also heard from Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, J.D. Fields from the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, and Valerie Bogart from National Credit Union Administration. Rob Rieger from law firm Adams and Reese, LLP, presented an overview of the current climate of the state legislature and its impact on credit unions. Jeff Brooks, Adams and Reese LLP, presented an overview of Congress and legislation affecting credit unions on a national level.


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