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Catalyst Corporate Announces Speakers For Economic Forum
PLANO, Texas (7/22/13)--Catalyst Corporate FCU's 36th annual Economic Forum, Oct. 22-23 in Frisco, Texas, will address issues credit unions will face over the next 12 months and in the coming decade.
 
This year's forum is entitled "Recovery and Beyond," and features seven economists and financial industry experts who will share insights to help credit unions prepare for the future.
 
Speakers for the two-day event include:
  • Kathleen Cooper, former undersecretary for economic affairs of the U.S. Department of Commerce. She will speak about the impact that rising energy production in the U.S. will have on the financial marketplace.
  • Bill Hampel, chief economist for Credit Union National Association. He will address how the current economic changes specifically may impact credit unions.
  • Bill Conerly, former bank executive who has helped companies adapt to changing economic conditions for more than 30 years. He will speak on positioning credit unions for the coming decade.
  • Marci Rossel, former chief economist for CNBC.  She will offer insights as to what's next for the U.S. economy.
  • Randy Harrington, CEO of Extreme Arts and Sciences, who specializes in helping financial institutions navigate complex problems. His presentation will address credit unions and the need for evolution.
  • Jim Van Dyke, CEO of Javelin Strategy and Research, a division of Greenwich Associates, who provides strategic insights into customer transactions. He will address new trends in mobile banking.
  • Ed Yardeni, former economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and current president of Yardeni Research Inc., a provider of independent global investment strategy research.  He will discuss Fed action and market reaction as it relates to credit unions.
This year's Economic Forum will be preceded by the Financial Management Seminar on Oct. 21. The Financial Management Seminar, sponsored by Catalyst Strategic Solutions, is a free educational session that provides credit unions with nuts and bolts information focused on balance sheet management.
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