Few people on the planet have done more to push credit unions forward over the past few decades than Lois Kitsch, Larry Blanchard, and Maurice Smith. A combination of luck, a one-way ticket to North Carolina, and an amazing initiative by two of the up-and-coming stars of the credit union system allowed me share the stage with these amazing people last week in Raleigh.
This was a surreal moment for me for several reasons:
I’m posting the recording of this event in the hopes that you will take some time to learn from Lois, Larry, and Maurice. Their view on credit unions’ path forward is inspirational, optimistic, and invaluable. I’d also like to take some time to officially thank CU Aware for allowing me to be a part of this. Every time I spoke, I was thinking to myself “shut up…you’re the side show.” While I was on stage, I definitely felt like I was in the audience learning from Lois, Larry, and Maurice. Thank goodness they are willing to share their stories…and thank goodness groups like CU Aware understand the value of it.