Written by Anthony Demangone
NAFCU's CEOs and Senior Executive's Conference was a huge hit. And John Spence did a fantastic job. I was going to recap John's talk, but he went ahead and did that for me already!
Watch this video - it will be well worth your time. Many thanks, John. You were a pleasure to work with, and our members are better off having heard your words of wisdom!
Jim Blaine pens this fantastic story (CreditUnions.com) about management and leadership. All I can say is this: pick up the mop, folks. Pick it up!
It has been a sad week. First, I learned of the passing of Joe Melchione. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe perhaps a half-dozen times. A larger force in credit union law you could not meet. It was 2004 when I first met him. As a young attorney at NAFCU, I whispered to the guy next to me as Joe spoke, "Who is that guy?" Luckily for me, I got to know Joe a bit over the years. He will be missed.
I also just learned that my friend Chris Gerow finally lost his battle with cancer. All our love and prayers go to his wife, Jo. I first met Chris at a NAFCU compliance conference in 2005. You will never meet a finer person. If an alien landed and said, show me your best, I'd point him toward Chris, along with a few others who have touched me throughout my life. He will be missed.
For those researchers working to cure cancer - thank you for your work. God's speed, folks. God's speed.