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L-R: Peace Officers Professional Association (POPA) FCU CEO Ray Bartus and Board Chairman Ray Leyva

CEO: LEARN FROM SUCCESS AND FAILURES
updated 06/24/13 06:51 AM
POPA FCU in 'Leader 2 Leader'
Ray Bartus is the latest credit union CEO to share his experience and leadership advice in the current edition of Credit Union Digest, along with his credit union's board chairman.

"You will learn as much from failure as you do from success, and you will be a stronger person and leader as a result," said the Peace Officers Professional Association (POPA) FCU CEO in the latest Leader 2 Leader column of the August/September issue of Digest.

In the column, credit union professionals can explore the first credit union experience, personal philosophy, leadership advice, educational background, biggest challenge, and other insightful responses of Bartus and POPA FCU Board Chairman Ray Leyva.

"We should always try to do the best we can in whatever we undertake, and make sure nobody ever has reason to fault you for not doing your job" Leyva said.

Click here to read the rest of their story on page 5 inside the latest edition of Credit Union Digest!

POPA FCU—based in Cerritos, CA—serves 16,000 members and has $175 million in assets.

 
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'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated 10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.

SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated 10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?

SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated 10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”

INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated 10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.