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LDC kicks into high gear on day two

The core of the LSCU & Affiliates Leadership Development Conference (LDC) was Thursday with the Opening General Session, education sessions, the Governmental Affairs luncheon, and the final day of the exhibit hall. The day equipped attendees with tangible information to bring back to their credit unions.

LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine welcomed attendees and provided a League update and the latest on comprehensive tax reform. LEVERAGE partner CO-OP Financial Services CEO Stan Hollen provided some remarks on the future of card services and the next generation ATMs that include shared branching. NCUA Region III Director Herb Yolles gave an overview of the credit union industry. He had the first look at third-quarter data and showed Alabama credit unions have $18 billion in assets, while Florida credit unions have $47.1 billion. He presented a graphic that illustrated that loans were up nationally, as well as in Alabama and Florida. He said auto loans were showing major signs of improving. Yolles provided a look at the agency's top regulatory concerns and it included PCA risk on net worth and stress testing.

Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey spoke at the Governmental Affairs luncheon. She told attendees that the current administration stressed three keys: streamline government without raising taxes, create jobs, and maintain essential services. She said they have done all three, and Alabama is a much better state today than four years ago.

Many of the educational breakout sessions were standing room only, including regulatory and healthcare. The social media session provided many attendees with new ideas on ways to improve their communications with members. The exhibit hall featured art work from the guest tour. Attendees browsed the art, while speaking with vendors and learning more about their products.

The LDC wraps up Friday with the CUSC of Alabama Annual Meeting and the Closing General Session with body language expert Jan Hargrave. Check out more photos from the LDC on the LSCU Facebook page.