NACUSO Announces Jim Jerving Hired as NACUSO.org Blog Manager

Newport Beach, Calif. (June 9, 2008) – The National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) announced, today, that professional writer and editor Jim Jerving has been hired to write and manage NACUSO’s new blog journal entries.  The redesigned NACUSO.org Web site, featuring a new blog and graphic look, was launched April 28, during the NACUSO 2008 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Jerving’s responsibilities as blog manager officially began June 1, 2008.

 “It’s my pleasure to introduce Jim Jerving as blog manager and a member of the NACUSO team,” said Thomas C. Davis, NACUSO president/CEO.  “I invite anyone interested in collaboration and helping credit unions and CUSOs to grow and thrive to become a regular reader of NACUSO’s blog.  I encourage on-going comments, posts and participation, from inside or outside the credit union industry.  Jim Jerving’s first blog topic, “Developing Networks:  A Matter of Survival,” is focused on networking and the visionary views of Randy Karnes, CEO of CU*Answers, and I ensure all concerned this is just the first of many extraordinary blog postings to come.”

The NACUSO blog will focus on issues of importance to credit unions, NACUSO and its National Center for Collaboration and Innovation, highlighting the processes of critical thinking, collaboration, innovation and implementation.  The blog provides another means of bringing added value to NACUSO members, and the industry in general.  “NACUSO’s new blog is a relevant and convenient new interactive sounding board for credit unions and CUSOs,” said Jerving.  “We welcome all thoughts, reactions and ideas for future blog topics, no matter how controversial.”Jerving’s distinguished career with credit unions began in 1978.  He serves the credit union industry as a writer, editor, consultant and volunteer.  Jerving owns a communications business, and serves as chairman of the board at Heritage Credit Union in Madison, Wisconsin.  He has authored four books and is co-author of three others.  Ideas for NACUSO.org blog topics may be sent directly to Jerving at jim@jimjerving.com.

PSCU Financial Services’ donation to NACUSO’s National Center for Collaboration and Innovation allowed NACUSO to expedite the Web site redesign and development of the blog.  Facilitating the exchange of the best critical thinking and thought leadership with industry experts, for collaboration between credit unions and CUSOs in the quickest manner possible, remains one of the primary goals for NACUSO’s National Center.

NACUSO’s enhanced Web site completed the third phase of NACUSOMatch development, as a part of the National Center, designed to provide a mechanism and communication network for finding out “who’s doing what” in the industry, and for credit unions to consider CUSO solution providers when they have a particular need, or for CUSOs to discover ways to synergistically work with other CUSOs.  NACUSO’s Web site features the
NACUSOMatch Directory of Member CUSOs as a valuable service to the industry.


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