“Where Will We CU in 10 Years?” was the primary theme this week as credit union CEOs, senior managers, board members, and CUSO partners met at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, for the 2019 CU*SOUTH Visionary Conference and Annual Meeting.
“Our industry is challenged to keep up with a culture of immediate technical advances, but what stays constant is our community,” says CU*SOUTH CEO Leo Vaulin. “That community is defined by the millions of members served by these credit unions in our CUSO network. In the next decade, we see opportunity for credit unions as a sort of economic town square, where service, collaboration, and entrepreneurship cross paths for the betterment of both individual and shared financial health.”
The conference focused on 10 key initiatives, particularly highlighting community investment, the development of shared member space to foster entrepreneurial growth, and creating member-facing teams to engage and support members in credit union initiatives for member opportunities in business, as well as affordable housing models.