The Pulse (02-10-16)



The Pulse (02-10-2016)

February 10, 2016 ● Volume 5, Issue 6


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Credit Union News

Prominent speakers to present at the 2016 MnCUN Annual Conference

Designed to provide timely and relevant education and training, along with a healthy dose of entertainment, the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Conference boasts a schedule full of quality speakers. Highlights include:



Jerry Kill
: Kill was named Minnesota Golden Gophers football head coach on Dec. 7, 2010, and took the Gophers to heights not seen in recent years. In 2014, Kill led Minnesota to a January 1 bowl game for the first time since 1962 and coached the Gophers to wins against Michigan and Iowa, which had previously not happened in the same season since 1967. In 2015 Kill stepped away from college football with a career record of 156-102 and a 29-29 mark at Minnesota. 


Rick Metsger

President Barack Obama nominated Rick Metsger to serve on the Board of the National Credit Union Administration and he took the oath of office on August 23, 2013. Prior to joining the NCUA Board, Mr. Metsger owned his own strategic communications consulting firm focused on financial services, capital construction, energy and transportation issues.

Mr. Metsger previously served for 12 years in the Oregon State Senate, where he chaired the Business and Transportation Committee and served on committees with jurisdiction in the areas of education, revenue, the judiciary, human services and consumer protection.

Jim Nussle
Jim Nussle was named president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association in September 2014. Nussle, is a former eight-term congressman and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Nussle served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2007 as a Republican representative from the State of Iowa. Nussle also served on the founding board of Growth Energy, a trade association of renewable energy companies and industry partners. He was recruited by his fellow board members in 2010 to help lead the organization as its President and COO.


A full list of speakers and topics can be found on the Annual Conference speaker page of the MnCUN website. This section contains a schedule of events, lodging information, prices and online registration.  Register before March 9 to receive early bird pricing!


With questions about the conference, please contact MnCUN VP & General Counsel John Wendland by email or by phone at (651) 288-5519 or (800) 477-1034.



2016 Women in Business nominations open

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal will be accepting nominations for its 2016 Women in Business Awards through March 4. In May, the Twin Cities' top women business leaders will be honored in the Business Journal’s annual Women in Business publication.

Each year, the Business Journal recognizes 50 women for their professional achievements, leadership qualities, and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community. The Business Journal also honors one female executive with a Career Achievement Award.

Complete submissions online in the nominations section of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal website. Please contact Staff Writer Kathy Grayson at (612) 288-2106 for more information.


CUNA Mutual Group webinars available

Part of CUNA Mutual Group’s commitment to credit union success is providing tools and resources needed to meet unique industry challenges and needs.

CUNA Mutual Group has announced the following webinars available to credit union professionals:

  • Risk Management Webinar - CU Safeguards for Today's Branches February 17: Armed robberies, active shooters and extortion can be a day that your employees will never forget. Join us to learn how you can minimize risk through preparation, training, and evolving the branch of the future.
  • 2016 Loan Generation Webinar Schedule: Learn more of how to recapture loans lost to competitors and acquire new loans by targeting qualified existing or potential members using credit prescreens. Build stronger member relationships with a Loan Generation Marketing campaign. Register for a complimentary session today

To learn more about CUNA Mutual Group and the products and services it has to offer your credit union and its members, contact MnCUN Director of Business Development Kris Jacobsen by email or at (651) 288-5515.


Credit Unions in the News

Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet


Mark your calendar - Hike the Hill to be held July 12-14


View all Governmental Affairs news stories


Tax refund fraud red flags  

Credit Union Report Deadlines Guide for 2016

CUSO Registry webinar registration now open

CFPB Compliance Bulletin re: FCRA Reporting 2016-01

FRSB to host webinar on construction loans and TRID

View all Regulatory Compliance news stories

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Minnesota Credit Union Network
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