The Federal Credit Union September-October 2013 - (Page 48)
Leading On Through Efficiency,
Advocacy and Education
By Dan Berger, NAFCU President and CEO
’d like to take this opportunity to use
my first TFCU column as president
and CEO to tell you a little bit about
how I plan to lead NAFCU forward.
As I take over this position, I’m thankful
for the team we already have in place.
My colleagues are absolutely incredible. In addition, NAFCU is blessed to
have a fantastic board of directors that
is focused solely on what is in the best
interest of our members and your association. NAFCU’s past and future successes
are due to this combination of a strong
board and a dedicated staff.
Throughout your association, we keep
our members at the forefront of our
every decision — we are focused on helping our members not just survive, but
thrive. At NAFCU, our members have
and always will come first. Period.
I’ve identified three top priorities to
guide us as we go forward:
the finance, marketing, management/leadership and technology areas.
First, we will manage NAFCU in a frugal,
cost-effective manner. NAFCU will continue to be financially prudent with your
dues dollars. We are effective and efficient.
We’re investing in technology, including
a new state-of-the-art Learning Management System that will allow us to provide
more and better online education and
training. We want to make it easy and
convenient for you to get the training
you need, whether in person at a conference or through your computer or tablet.
NAFCU is investing in your future.
Second, we will maintain our award-winning advocacy and make sure the CFPB
and legislators remember that credit
unions didn’t cause the financial crisis.
Toward that end, we will continue
to fight for regulatory relief, so that
you can keep serving your members
effectively. NAFCU will also continue
to be the leader in protecting your tax
exemption. And I will remain your
chief advocate when presenting our
agenda to NCUA, the CFPB and key
lawmakers in Congress, Treasury and
the White House.
Third, we’re going to take NAFCU to the
next level when it comes to our education and training.
Everyone knows we have the best compliance training around — and don’t worry,
nothing will change in that regard. We will,
however, increase our training options in
I know many credit unions are still
struggling, and we will be there to help
them. But despite the ongoing challenges, it’s a great time to be a credit
union. American consumers trust credit
unions, and they need us. You were
there for consumers during the financial
crisis, and they know they can count on
you to be there in its aftermath.
I am confident that NAFCU’s members
are ready to meet the challenges ahead.
As always, feel free to pick up the phone
and call me or anyone on our staff with
your questions and concerns; I assure
you that NAFCU will be with you every
step of the way.
We are focused on helping our members
not just survive, but thrive.
The Federal CrediT Union September–OctOber 2013
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Federal Credit Union September-October 2013
Voices & Opinions
Fromt the Chair
What You Need to Know Now About EMV
In Case of Emergency
Delivering for Dealers
Getting to Know...
Inside NAFCU Services
From the President's Desk
The Federal Credit Union September-October 2013