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The CUSO Guru’s Collaboration Video Series…Passing on the Lessons Learned

Guy Messick spent most of his professional career helping credit unions collaborate. He served as NACUSO’s first General Counsel for over 30 years. He was NACUSO’s Liaison with the NCUA where he advocated for a regulatory climate conducive to credit union collaborations.   He is honored as a CUSO Pioneer in America’s Credit Union Museum. To pass on the knowledge acquired over his career, Guy wrote a book entitled “Credit Union Collaborations – Lessons Learned” which is available on Amazon. Guy has taken the main points in the book and made five recorded presentations on credit union collaborations which are available on below.  Also included below is a presentation on credit unions working with brokers to offer investment and insurance services. (more…)



2021 NACUSO Network Conference-Register Now!

We are excited to announce our 2021 NACUSO Network Conference is scheduled to be at the Encore Resort in Las Vegas, November 8-11! The beautiful Encore Resort is open and they have taken extra precautionary measures to make sure it’s safe for guests to enjoy their stay. Please check our conference website for hotel and registration information at at www.NACUSONetwork.com.

For Orlando 2020 NACUSO Attendees with Paid Fees on File: Good News! If you registered and paid to attend our 2020 conference (and did not officially cancel or request a refund), your registration fees have now been transferred. You can register for the 2021 NACUSO Network Conference and your registration fees will be adjusted accordingly. Click here for registration information and additional instructions. If you have any questions, changes or need to verify your 2020 registration status, please email our team at Connect@nacuso.org or call 888-462-2870. 

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CUSOs in the News

New CU*Answers CEO Geoff Johnson Eager for Opportunity

9/9/21 Grand Rapids, MI – At its August Board Planning Session, the Board of Directors of cooperative CUSO CU*Answers announced the completion of their succession project and have selected current CU*Answers President/COO Geoff Johnson as its new CEO effective October 1, 2021. Speaking on the matter, Chairman of the Board Scott McFarland said, “Geoff has been an invaluable member of the CU*Answers team for many years, and we are confident that he will be an exceptional leader for our organization.”

Johnson, who has served as COO since 2014, expressed his gratitude to the board and excitement for the opportunity. “In the sixteen years since I joined CU*Answers, I’ve seen our products and services change dramatically. New technology and ideas come in, only to be replaced by the next great thing. One thing that has not  changed is the sense of purpose we all have every day. Of being a cooperative, just like the credit unions that own us, and of giving those credit unions the power to control their own destinies.”… Read more

Credit Unions Needing Help Due to Hurricane Ida are Encouraged to Contact CU*SOUTH as a Resource

8/30/21 – Fairhope, Alabama – As a CUSO dedicated to growing credit unions in their communities, CU*SOUTH announces its Hurricane Ida Assistance Program. Any credit union that finds itself without sufficient office space, staffing, power, or IT support, is encouraged to reach out to CU*SOUTH for support.

“In over 38 years on the Gulf Coast, we’ve seen our share of hurricanes; as each one passes through, we learn our lessons and begin to prepare for the next one,” says CEO Leo Vaulin. “Our Event Response Team is activated as soon as there’s a threat of landfall anywhere along the Gulf or East Coast. Smaller credit unions tend to be the most vulnerable; but we’ve seen billion-dollar credit unions impacted as well.”

“Our first priority is to make sure that our core clients are provided for,” says COO Derrick Smith. “Between hurricanes and COVID, we’ve learned to distribute our resources – we have team members from Virginia to Washington ready to offer support.… Read more

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