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CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle to Speak at 2019 Forum

by Catalyst Corporate | Aug 06, 2019

One of the nation’s leading advocates for the credit union industry will address Catalyst Corporate’s annual Economic & Payments Forum during lunch on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

Jim Nussle, the President and CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), joins a lineup of forward-thinking presenters during the Economic & Payments Forum, scheduled for September 30-October 3 at the Omni Frisco Hotel, adjacent to the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Ford Center practice facilities.

Nussle will update attendees on CUNA’s future-focused initiatives and highlight how CUNA and the state Leagues’ 360-degree advocacy offense is fighting and winning for credit unions. In addition, Nussle will showcase CUNA’s National Awareness Initiative that plans to deploy millions of dollars over the next three years to entice consumers to “Open their Eyes” to a credit union.

Nussle’s appearance is the most recent addition to a packed lineup of insightful economists and industry thought-leaders commenting on timely trends and issues.

Among the presenters:

  • Economist, Author and Former U.S. Navy Commander Mary Kelly: FutureNomics for Credit Union Leaders
  • NAFCU Vice President of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long: Credit Union Economics: the Good, the Bad and the Uncertain
  • Economist and WSJ’s Most Accurate Forecaster in 2018 Bernard Baumohl: Housing Influences on the Economy
  • Digital Transformation Expert and Author Daniel Newman: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy
  • Nacha President & CEO Jane Larimer: The Future of Payments: Global Trends, Faster Payments and the ACH Network
  • Credit Union 2.0 Founder Kirk Drake: At the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Credit Unions
  • Bestselling Author and Demographic Implications Expert Kelly McDonald: Economic, Demographic and Psychographic Trends You Should Leverage Now

And in conjunction with this year’s 50th anniversary of America’s first moon-landing, former astronaut Harrison Schmitt will deliver the keynote speech on Wednesday, October 2, with a special fundraising luncheon for the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation to follow. Attendees will have the chance to meet Schmitt, who made three spectacular moonwalks during his multi-day stay on the lunar surface.

Register today to attend the 2019 Economic & Payments Forum. Attendees will be eligible for up to 20 CPE credits. For complete details, visit