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CO-OPs THINK 2009 podcast launches March 16

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (3/3/09)--CO-OP Financial Services will launch a podcast March 16 on its website with pre-conference interviews from speakers scheduled to appear at CO-OP’s THINK 2009 conference April 5-8 in Austin, Texas. Speakers include:
* Michael Bergdahl, Wal-Mart’s former director of “people”; * Terry Jones--founder, Travelocity; * Doug Lipp, former head of training, Walt Disney University; * Peter Schutz--retired CEO, Porsche AG Worldwide; and * Robyn Waters--former vice president of trend/design/product development, Target.
Each speaker’s 15-minute podcast ends with remarks from Stan Hollen, president/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. Hollen briefly explains why CO-OP waived the registration fees for THINK, and the relevance of the conference in today’s economic climate. “We can’t stress enough the urgency of the challenges facing our credit unions, this year and beyond,” Hollen said. “By having our speakers available even before our conference, we hope to prepare attendees for the new ideas, new visions and limitless solutions that the speakers will be presenting at THINK.” CO-OP Financial Services, a credit union service organization, is headquartered in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.