More than 60 credit union leaders attended the first-ever CU Impact conference this week, an exclusive forum for industry professionals and practitioners to collaborate, engage, learn, and connect for creating positive and sustainable change and making a valuable social impact in the communities they serve.
This inaugural experience — hosted by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues in Foster City, CA — was held at Visa Inc.’s Innovation Center in San Francisco, which was built to foster collaboration, build solutions and experiences for the future, and spur innovation and cutting-edge answers to some of the financial service industry’s biggest challenges.
The two-day event featured a series of four hard-hitting impact sessions and collaborative community development workshops that provided practical and actionable ideas, strategies, and tactics that can be implemented immediately at credit unions across California and Nevada.
“Everyone took this unique opportunity to engage in a cooperative and innovative setting, become a catalyst for mobilizing future social impact initiatives, and boost current efforts in serving their underserved communities better,” said Larry Palochik, executive vice president of the Leagues. “From relationships that were deepened to the broadening of attendees’ knowledge, skillsets, and their horizons, our very first CU Impact conference was a great success. We want to thank everyone who came to our inaugural conference, and we look forward to coming together again next year.”
Various sessions and presentations provided attendees with the following insights:
Featured speakers included Avy Mallik (California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation), Michelle Gethers-Clark (Visa Inc.), Linda Rossi (Ventura County CU), Oscar Porras (Humanidei + O’Rourke), Jessica Jacobson (CNote), Catherine Berman (Cnote), Jason Boehlert (Community Development Financial Institutions Fund), Hannah Kramer (Inclusiv), Taylor Ellison (Visa Inc.), Larry Palochik (California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues), and Brice Yocum (Tucoemas FCU).
The Leagues look forward to continually engaging credit union professionals who are passionate about leveraging social impact principles to better serve underserved consumers in dozens of communities across California and Nevada going forward! Please email Larry Palochik with any questions.