MnCUN Annual Meeting & Convention
April 10-11, 2015
Radisson Blu at Mall of America, Bloomington
The Minnesota Credit Union Network's Annual Meeting & Convention offers numerous education and networking opportunities, as well as the state's largest credit union exhibit hall. This is an event not to be missed!
Join us at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for two days of business meetings, engaging speakers, educational sessions and networking.
MnCUN elects board, welcomes 450
at 2014 Annual Meeting
The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) held its Annual Meeting & Convention on April 25-26 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. More than 450 credit union professionals and volunteers attended, representing 78 Minnesota credit unions and 55 service organizations from across the country.
This year’s conference featured a number of prominent guests. Kim Insley, KARE 11 TV anchor, hosted Friday’s general session, which featured Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz. She addressed a number of current industry issues, including risk-based capital standards, interest rate risk, and consumer choice.
“Consumers choose the financial institution that best meets their needs,” said Matz. “Credit unions are providing the up-to-date services that their members want, and other consumers are recognizing that, too.”
She congratulated Minnesota credit unions for their solid growth and financial performance, including a 3 percent growth rate that is well above the national average. Chairman Matz also met with young credit union professionals who are part of MnCUN’s networking group, The Crew. The young professionals gleaned valuable industry insights from Chairman Matz and also learned about creating their own paths to successful credit union careers.
Other conference speakers included:
Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman
Former Credit Union National Association President Dan Mica
President & CEO of University Federal Credit Union in Austin, Tex., Tony Budet
CUNA Mutual Group Senior Vice President John Lass
CU Lending Advice, LLC, Owner Brett Christensen
National Credit Union Administration Economic Development Specialist Bob Jones
Marketing and media expert Anthony Huey
DAYTA Marketing Director of Sales John Riordan
Lutheran Social Services Program Director Darryl Dahlheimer
Your Full Potential President Sean McDonald
- Minnesota Historical Society Center for Social Studies representatives Jessica Winkelaar and Kate Stower
The conference also included a variety of education sessions, as well as an exhibit hall and fundraising opportunities. The Family Involvement Council Silent Auction and Credit Unions for Kids blackjack tournament provided entertainment, and an Awards Breakfast hosted by former WCCO-TV anchor Don Shelby on Saturday recognized the state’s top professional and volunteer credit union advocates. Shelby also served as the keynote speaker for Saturday’s luncheon.
Along with networking and education opportunities, conference attendees participated in the annual Business Meeting, which featured an overview of credit union accomplishments over the past year, as well as committee reports and Board elections.
This year two incumbents were re-elected to three-year terms on the MnCUN Board of Directors:
Dan Stoltz, SPIRE Federal Credit Union in Falcon Heights, was reelected to a seat for credit unions in the Twin Cities metro area.
Paul Knorr, Accentra Credit Union in Austin, was re-elected to the greater than 10,000 members seat.
The MnCUN Board also elected the following table officers:
Chairman Chuck Albrecht of Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union, Baxter
Vice Chairman Kelly McDonough of First Alliance Credit Union, Rochester
Secretary/Treasurer Dan Stoltz of SPIRE Federal Credit Union, Falcon Heights
“The Annual Meeting gives Minnesota credit unions the opportunity to celebrate our successes and plan for the coming year,” said MnCUN President & CEO Mark D. Cummins. “Getting together this way allows us to share best practices that benefit all Minnesota consumers.”