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Tarheel Chapter CEO panel talks CU purpose, future of the movement

Tuesday, May 28, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Hardin
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Nearly 90 credit union professionals attended a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 28 featuring three veteran credit union CEOs. The event featured Luis Pastor (Latino Community CU), Chuck Purvis (Coastal CU) and Maurice Smith (Local Government/Civic FCU). Dan Schline, president and CEO of the Carolinas Credit Union League, served as panel moderator.

Pictured (from left): Luis Pastor, CEO of Latino Community CU; Maurice Smith, CEO if Local Government /Civic FCU; and Chuck Purvis, CEO of Coastal CU. Dan Schline, CEO of the Carolinas Credit Union League, served as panel facilitator.

The panel of Pastor, Purvis and Smith holds nearly a century of combined experience in the credit union movement. The wide-ranging panel discussion reflected on their personal and professional journeys in credit unions, as well as notable issues facing credit unions today and in the future. 

Following personal introductions, Schline facilitated the discussion around the core principles and philosophies of credit unions, and how those principles guided operations at each of their credit unions. The group also shared their thoughts about current topics including diversity and inclusion and the public's lack of awareness of the credit union brand. The brand discussion provided an opportunity to share updates about the recently-launched Open Your Eyes Campaign

The Tarheel Chapter held the event in the Research Triangle Park, recruiting CUNA Mutual Group and CU Direct as sponsors. The chapter also hosted a silent auction to raise funds for future programming, including the Cookies for a Cause event. Held around the holidays, Cookies for a Cause raises funds for the Children's Home Society of NC.

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