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Outstanding Sessions!

Important Insights, Information and Initiatives

Tuesday, April 17

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
MCUL’s Legislative and Regulatory Issues Update
Jordan Kingdon and Veronica Madsen, MCUL & Affiliates
This update will get attendees ready to address important issues with lawmakers at the Legislative Luncheon on Tuesday.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Driving Business Success Through Political and Public Relations Advocacy
David Adams, MCUL & Affiliates
MCUL & Affiliates CEO Dave Adams will discuss how credit unions can grow and remain strong in this economy by enhancing their lobbying and grassroots efforts, and by capitalizing on paid and unpaid media strategies in order to effectively tell the credit union difference story.  As the economy continues to improve, credit unions are well positioned to grow their business and improve public perceptions of the credit union model even further.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Handicapping the 2012 Election
Moderated by Bill Ballenger
Take an insider's look into Michigan's 2012 races moderated by Inside Michigan Politics’ editor/publisher Bill Ballenger with insights from MIRS News editor, Kyle Melinn and Gongwer News Service editor, Zachary Gorchow.

Wednesday, April 18

9:30 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: One Down, Three to Go!
Lt. Governor Brian Calley
Be on hand to help MCUL & Affiliates extend a warm welcome to Michigan's Lt. Governor, who will discuss the Snyder Administration's first year accomplishments and future reforms necessary to strengthen Michigan's economy.

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Michigan Economic Update

Patrick Anderson, Anderson Economic Group
Patrick's presentation will discuss the current state of Michigan’s economy along with key economic and fiscal indicators that will signal a turnaround in the state’s fortunes. He will lay out the assets Michigan has in place, which not only make the state great and unique, but are necessary to foster growth and development here. This presentation will also include national and global challenges that will affect Michigan’s future.

10:45  – 11:45 a.m.
Regulatory Roundtable
John Kolhoff, Deputy Commissioner, OFIR
This roundtable will provide attendees an update on matters of regulatory concern and provide an opportunity to discuss issues on the horizon.




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