Leagues Give Chinese Delegation Overview of CU Industry

Representatives from China’s National Bureau of Statistics with Jeremy Empol (left of center), vice president of federal government affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, and Heather DeNecochea (left of center), manager of political advocacy for the Leagues.
Representatives from China’s National Bureau of Statistics with Jeremy Empol (left of center), vice president of federal government affairs for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, and Heather DeNecochea (left of center), manager of political advocacy for the Leagues.

More than 20 delegates from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) met with representatives of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ advocacy team in the Leagues’ Sacramento, CA office in late November.

Jeremy Empol, vice president of federal government affairs for the Leagues, gave the visitors an overview of how the Leagues engage and retain member credit unions in both states. He also discussed various policy issues, examples of what could be in store for credit unions in 2019, and what the recent mid-term elections mean for credit unions and their members.

During a question-and-answer session, the Chinese visitors asked a range of questions about U.S. credit unions, policy efforts, and legislative, regulatory and other challenges the industry faces in California, Nevada, and the entire nation. Another topic was consumer financial data collection, privacy, and how credit unions work with vendors to ensure protection of members.

“It was a rainy day in Sacramento and we were able to provide a place to rest their feet, interact, and collaborate over coffee in our conference room,” said Heather DeNecochea, manager of political advocacy for the Leagues. “At the end of our meeting they presented gifts to us. They appreciated our time and the discussion.”

The meeting was organized by the U.S.-China Exchange Council, a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco area. The NBS delegation was led by Pang Xiaolin, counsel of the NBS’s Department of Statistical Law Enforcement and Supervision Division.

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