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CUNA’s Popular Pressing Economic Issues Series to Release the 15th of Each Month

Posted by on Thursday, 5 January, 2012

MADISON, Wisc. (December 20, 2011) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced today that its popular CUNA Pressing Economic Issues Series, featuring highly respected economists Bill HampelMike Schenk  and Steve Rick, will now be releasing new presentations on the 15th of each month, beginning  January 15, 2012.

The CUNA Pressing Economic Issues Series gives credit union professionals insightful 30-minute economic updates and commentary every month. Subscribers to the CUNA Pressing Economic Issues Series can stay informed of pressing issues that specifically impact credit unions and discover the trends to watch as they prepare themselves for challenges ahead.

“CUNA is pleased to offer monthly access to three of the sharpest economic minds in the movement,” said Kevin Smith, Director of Volunteer Education at Credit Union National Association. “Our executive and board audiences consistently rate presentations from Hampel, Schenk and Rick as engaging and highly informative.”

CUNA Pressing Economic Series Speakers:

Bill Hampel is the senior vice president of research and policy analysis and chief economist for the Credit Union National Association. Bill also writes economic analysis columns that appear in several credit union publications. As an expert on the economy and credit union issues specifically, Bill is routinely asked by national news outlets to share his economic expertise.

Mike Schenk is vice president of economics and statistics for the Credit Union National Association. He conducts economic and financial research and provides support for CUNA’s governmental affairs and public relations efforts. Mike is an expert on the economy and credit union issues, boasting more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Steve Rick is a senior economist for Credit Union National Association. Steve conducts economic research, teaches at various credit union schools and conferences and writes articles for CUNA publications. Steve facilitates strategic planning sessions for credit union boards and has authored a textbook on asset-liability management. Steve is also a faculty member of the economics department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A full year’s credit union subscription to CUNA Pressing Economic Issues Series is $499.  Individual sessions are available for $99 each. More information can be found at