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CUNA announces first two big-name speakers for 2013 GAC

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NBC News anchor and best-selling author Tom Brokaw and award-winning personal finance journalist and author Jean Chatzky will headline the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), Feb. 24-28 at the Washington Convention Center.

CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said CUNA is delighted to continue the tradition of bringing great speakers to the GAC stage. "Tom Brokaw will share his unique insight into more than 50 years of American life. Jean Chatzky is a perfect fit with the credit union movement: she is all about empowering Americans to make strong, life-long financial choices," he said.

Brokaw, a distinguished journalist that has won every major award in his craft, covered more than 50 years of news, culture and politics for NBC News. He also authored The Greatest Generation, one of the most popular non-fiction books of the 20th century, and has written five other books, including BOOM! Voices of the Sixties and most recently, The Time of Our Lives.

Chatzky is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and financial editor for NBC's Today Show. She is also a contributing editor for MORE magazine, a columnist for The New York Daily News and a daily blogger at her site, Chatzky has also authored numerous books including her latest, Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security and the recent release Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved, a New York Times best seller. Chatzky has also been a guest several times on CUNA's Home & Family Finance radio show.

The theme of the 2013 GAC, Powerful Cause, Positive Effect, reflects the credit union commitment to the 95 million working Americans who rely on credit unions every day, he added. CUNA's GAC is the credit union movement's premier political event and its largest national conference, each year providing more than 4,000 credit union executives and board members an opportunity to hear influential leaders from Congress, presidential administrations and federal regulatory agencies.

GAC attendees will also have the chance to meet directly with their members of Congress here in Washington.

Recognized as the key conference to attend for political impact, credit union networking and industry updates, the GAC also offers a wide array of educational breakout sessions, the industry's largest exhibitor showcase, guest/family programs to tour Washington's sights, and special entertainment including an opening concert and the closing Gala Reception and Dance.

Keynote and other speakers and session topics will be announced in the weeks to come. Visit the CUNA GAC Resources page for updates on the conference.

Article courtesy of CUNA News Now