NEW YORK (1/10/11)--New keynote speakers have been added for the 37th Annual Conference on Serving the Underserved to be held June 15-18 in Hollywood, Calif., according to the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions. Speakers include:
* Sister Corrine Florek, a pioneer in community investing and founder of the Mercy Investment Partnership. The partnership was the first investor in the federation's Community Development Investment Program over 25 years ago. * Pete Crear, president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, who will offer a global perspective on credit union community economic development activities worldwide. * A. Rex Johnson, owner/founder of Lending Solutions Consulting, an instructor at the Credit Union National Association's Advanced Lending School, former credit union manager and inductee into the Illinois Credit Union Hall of Fame; * Mark Pinsky, president of the Opportunity Finance Network, who will provide his vision for the future of community development finance; and * Jennifer Tescher, president/CEO of Center for Financial Services Innovation, who is active in raising the profile of underbanked access and asset-building in the industry for the industry. She will focus on innovative programs and products credit unions can adopt to better serve their communities.
The federation has limited scholarships to assist member community development credit unions in attending the conference. For more information use the resource link. Scholarship applications are due Feb. 18. For more information, use the link.