Councils

CUES Councils are regional groups of CUES members who meet to network and discuss challenges and opportunities facing the industry, on a local and global scale.

CUES Councils give members the chance to connect online and in-person with other credit union executives in their area. Everyone benefits from the collaborative environment these councils foster, and the credit union movement as a whole is strengthened in the process.

Find details on your CUES Council by clicking on the map below.


For questions about upcoming events in your area or how to join a CUES Council, contact councils@cues.org, where you will be assisted by your CUES Membership Team.

Jimese Harkley -   VP of Membership: 
Direct Line: 608.288.5338

  • Event planning
  • Council marketing & branding
  • Supplier Sponsorship

Nanci Wilson -   Membership Manager:  
Direct Line: 608.288.5361

  • Board meeting liaison
  • General council questions
  • Scheduling

Renee Todd -   Member Engagement Specialist: 
Direct Line: 608.288.5333

  • Payments
  • Reconciliation & Refunds
  • Questions for council events
  • Council website questions and management

CUES Councils by Region

CUES Delaware Valley Council

(Delaware, Pennsylvania) 

Upcoming Meetings:

March 20, 2019: The next event will take place at the Desmond. Click here for more information. 

 

CUES Florida Council

Upcoming Meetings:

May 23-27:  The Annual Spring Cruise will be departing from Miami and traveling to Havana, Cuba and Nassau, Bahamas. Click here for details and to register.

CUES Greater Southern Council

(Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee)

Council Officers Include:

Chair: Kevan Williamson - Georgia's Own Credit Union
Vice Chair: John Garrett - LGE Community Credit Union
Treasurer: Cissi Reagan - ORNL Federal Credit Union

Directors:
Christina Adkinson - Life Credit Union
JR Jernigan - US Community Credit Union
Kelly Hilton - Georgia's Own Credit Union

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD

 

CUES Hawaii Rainbow Council

Council Officers Include:

 

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD: .

 

Past Meetings:

January 29, 2016: This breakfast meeting was held at the Waikele Contry Club. Attendees got an update on the latest credit union issues - followed by a fun golf tournament.

January 31, 2014: This lunch meeting was held at the Honolulu Country Club. The speakers were Peter Duffy, Managing Director at Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP in New York City. They spoke about "Trends in Mergers, Regulations and Risks Possible Outcomes and Considerations for How to Thrive."

April 5, 2012: The meeting was held at the Honolulu Country Club with an update on credit union issues. The speakers were Thom Kaumeyer, UH defensive coordinator, Stephen Kwock, principal of Kwock and Company CPAs, and Stefanie Sakamoto, registered lobbyist for the Hawaii Credit Union League.

March 24, 2011: This breakfast meeting was held at the Honolulu Country Club. Dennis Tanimoto, president/CEO of the Hawaii Credit Union League, shared highlights of CUNA's 2011 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.; provided insight on bills of concern in the Hawaii state legislature; and presented his analysis of the financial performance of Hawaii credit unions in calendar year 2010.

CUES Iowa Council

 

Upcoming Meeting:

May 9-10, 2019: The annual golf event will return to the Riverside Casino and Resort!

CUES Michigan Council

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD

Past Meetings:

February 5-7, 2019: The annual Future Summit was held at the MGM Grand Detroit.

December 7, 2018The Holiday Luncheon was held at the Dearborn Inn.

October 11-12, 2018: Our Annual Economic Summit was at the Eagle's Crest in Ypsilanti.

 

CUES Nevada Council

Council Officers Include:

 

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD

Meetings Held:

July 15, 2009: This meeting was held at the Memphis Championship Restaurant in Las Vegas. Bill Walker, Vice President of CMG, presented Changes in the Las Vegas Economy and the Declining Market and James Smith from Urban Settlement Services presented Loan Modifications.

April 29, 2009: This meeting was held at the Memphis Championship Restaurant in Las Vegas. Melissa Ameluxen, legislative and regulatory lobbyist for the California/Nevada Credit Union League, gave an update on the 2009 state legislative session.

CUES New England Council

(CT [not Fairfield County], ME, MA, NH, RI, VT)

Promoting education, professionalism and excellence in Credit Union Management throughout New England.

Upcoming Meetings:

October 7-8, 2019: Save the Date! Our Annual event will be held at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. 

 

CUES Northeast Council

 

Council Officers Include:

Chair - Howard Meller, President/CEO of GHS FCU
Vice Chair - John Miller, COO of First Commonwealth FCU
Treasurer - Traci Donahue, CEO of Cross Valley FCU
Secretary - Clarence Baltrusaitis, President/CEO of NET Federal CU
Director - Ron Ferrance, CLO of Cross Valley FCU

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD

 

CUES Puget Sound Council

(Washington)

Council Officers Include:

If you are interested in learning more about the CUES Puget Sound Council and becoming a council board member, please contact Brian Cacic.

Upcoming Meetings:

TBD

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April 1, 2011: This breakfast meeting was held at 13 Coins Restaurant in North Seattle. Attendees discussed the topic of Beyond the Corporates: Where Do We Go From Here?

CUES Texas Council

Our mission is to strengthen the educational opportunities for credit union professional and volunteers throughout Texas

Upcoming Meetings:

October 2019 - Exact date TBD

 

CUES Utah Council

Upcoming Meetings:

June 13, 2019: Annual Golf Outing will be held at Wasatch Golf Course in Midway.

 

 

CUES Alabama Council

Council Officers Include:

 

Upcoming Meetings:

June 22-23: Join us in Lake Guntersville for our summer event!

Past Meetings:

March 23, 2017: The Spring Alabama Council meeting was held at Hotel Capstone in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Kevin Elko presented "How to Achieve Greatness at Work and in Life."

October 20, 2016:  The meeting was held at The Club in Birmingham. The discussion was on "How Great Leaders Can Enhance the Show." Panel discussions included retail branches, foundations, universal tellers, and technology.

June 23-24, 2016:  The meeting was held at Wind Creek Casino (Atmore, AL). Our guest speaker,  Sharon Lovoy, spoke on the topic of Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

March 24, 2016:  The meeting was held at Talladega Superspeedway with Charles Marshall, author of The Seven Power of Success as the speaker.

October 15, 2015:  The meeting was held at Huntsville Space & Rocket Center. Our speaker was Mark Williams, JD. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar Association, former Staff Attorney for the Alabama Supreme Court and has been a practicing attorney in Alabama for 22 years. The topic: Government Affairs for the State of Alabama regarding Credit Unions. 

June 11, 2015:  The meeting was held at American Village in Montevallo. Speaker was communication expert, Crystal Jonas, speaking about how communication can lead to success

March 12, 2015: The meeting was held at Campus of Troy University in Troy, AL. Guest speaker, Dustin Lee of Eagle Eye, presented "Focus on community: A Three Part Presentation About How Credit Unions Can Learn from a Community Oriented Small Business."

October 23, 2014: This meeting was held aboard the Harriott II in Montgomery for our annual meeting.  We took a riverboat cruise and learned engaging leadership techniques from renowned corporate trainer Pete Blank. 

June 19, 2014: The meeting was held at Redstone Federal Credit Union in Huntsville, Speaker: technology expert, Rob Galloway, spoke about how technology has changed the way we do business.

March 6, 2014: The meeting will be held at America's First FCU Headquarters in Birmingham, AL. Paul Robert, Chief Consulting Officer for FI Strategies, LLC.

October 17, 2013: The meeting was at Hunstville Botanical Gardens in Hunstville, AL. Wade Kwon was the speaker.

 June 20, 2013: The meeting was held at America's First FCU Headquarters in Birmingham, AL. Tim Harrington will be the speaker.

March 7, 2013: This meeting was held at MAX Credit Union Auditorium in Montegomery, AL. Meagan Johnson was the speaker.

November 8, 2012: The meeting was held at the Alabama 4H Youth Development Center in Columbiana. A representative from Ritz-Carlton spoke on “Radar On-Antenna Up”.

August 22, 2012: The meeting was held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Brett Christensen, owner of  CU Lending Advice, LLC, was the speaker. 

March 7, 2012: The meeting was held at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega. Robert Stevenson spoke on Accountability.

October 13, 2011: The meeting was held at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, Ala. The meeting topic was Disaster Recovery and Lessons Learned.

CUES New Jersey/Metro New York Council

(New Jersey, Fairfield County [CT], and New York City/Long Island [NY])

Council Officers Include:




Upcoming Meetings:

 

September 22, 2017: Join us at the Oyster Point Hotel for our next meeting.


Past Meetings:

 

June 16, 2017: The meeting was held at the Fornos of Spain where Mike Neill spoke about Member Experience and shared some of the most important actions that leaders should take to create a great Member Experience.

February 3, 2017: The meeting was held at Seasons 52.  An educational session was led by Mark Solano of Velocity Solutions.

November 18, 2016: The meeting was held in Bridgewater, NJ at Maggiano's Little Italy. Richard Lafferty from MasterCard led a session on digital commerce.

September 23, 2016 : The meeting was held at the Federal Home Loan Bank in New York. Tom Settino and Angel Santos discussed balance sheet considerations, liquidity planning and industry trends.

April 29, 2016: The meeting was held at The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank. The guest speaker, John Jankowski helped us understand the advantages and disadvantages of considering alternatives to a small group insurance benefit program.

February 5, 2016: This meeting was held at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Our speaker, Julie Ann Wessinger, presented: Behavior Styles: Tools to Improve Communication and Productivity.

November 20, 2015: This meeting was held at the Forsgate Country Club. Speaker, David Steel  presented "BE HEARD!" Identifying and Micro-Targeting Prospects Online and Converting them into Customers.

September 25, 2015: This meeting was held at Bridgewater Marriott, Bridgewater NJ. Speaker, Mike Bartoo presented Five Things Credit Unions Should Always be Doing.

May 29, 2015:  This meeting was held at Piero's Italian Restaurant, Union Beach, NJ. Speaker, Carlos Molina, presented on the topic Risk Management and Oversight.

April 10, 2015: The meeting was held at Biagio's Restaurant Wine Room in Paramus, NJ. Speaker, Rosemary S. Gousman, regional managing partner of Fisher & Phillips, LLP presented What is Riskier? Hiring a Criminal or Conducting Background Checks? Can you Require Employees to Come to Work? and Bring Your Own Devices - Just Don't Bring Me a Lawsuit.

October 10, 2014: The meeting was held at the Lucianos Ristorante, Venetian Room in Rahway, NJ. Speaker, Kirk Drake, Founder/CEO of Ongoing Operations LLC, presented "Six Key Considerations for Your Credit Union Technology Plan."

May 2, 2014: The meeting was held at the Lucianos Ristorante, Venetian Room in Rahway, NJ. The topic of the meeting was Mobile Payments and the Impact on Credit Unions.

October 25, 2013: The meeting was held at the Galloping Hills Caterers Union, NJ, .Tansley Stearns from the Filene Institute, will present Social Media: Driving Business Results Through Engagement.

June 14, 2013: The meeting was held at the Galloping Hills Caterers Union, NJ, . Buddy Gill, CAE, Senior Strategic Communications and External Relations Advisor to Chairman Debbie Matz at the National Credit Union Administration, will be presenting an NCUA Regulatory and Legislative.

April 19, 2013: John A. Levy, Co-Found and Executive Vice President of IMM, presented: Like it, Love it, Gotta Have It...Credit Unions-Cloud-based Signatures and more, at the Bridgewater Marriott.

February 15, 2013: Dr. James W. Hughes discussed the state of our regional economy at the Bridgewater Marriott.

September 21, 2012: The meeting was held at the Bridgewater Marriott. Steve Heusuk, Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development for CUNA Mutual Group, presented on Fee Income Strategic Issues. 

June 8, 2012: The meeting was held at the Bridgewater Marriott. The topic was Building Toward A World Beyond Plastic. Guest speaker, Nat Rosenberg (the Senior Vice President, Independent Banks and Credit Union Market Team Lead, for New Business Development, MasterCard) discussed the next generation of payments coming to the United States.

March 30, 2012: The meeting was held at the Bridgewater Marriott. Michael Bartoo of Marquis gave a presentation entitled, Know Your Member - Turning Information into Actionable Knowledge.

CUES Council Connection

CUES Council Connection

No CUES Council currently serves the region you selected. Consider starting one in your area!

The process for starting a council is simple. All you need is 10 CUES members interested in participating and a designated region to serve.

Please email Brian Cacic for more information.