Acclaimed speaker Steve Gilliland to headline CUANY’s Economic Forum

Contact: Ron McLean, Association SVP
(800) 342-9835, ext. 8191, cell: (518) 469-5945

(Albany, NY) – The Credit Union Association of New York is bringing an impressive lineup of speakers to its Economic Forum next month, including acclaimed keynote speaker and bestselling author Steve Gilliland. Gilliland will take the stage Oct. 9 at the Albany, N.Y., event, which kicks off Oct. 8 and is open to all credit union leaders.

Gilliland is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame and addresses more than 250,000 people each year, with audiences crossing over 29 different industries in all 50 states and in 15 countries. He is also the author of best-seller "Enjoy the Ride" and the founder of a multimillion-dollar com-pany named one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the region by The Pittsburgh Business Times.

Joining Gilliland on the agenda are featured speakers Dr. Barry Asmus, a senior economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis and one of USA Today’s top five most requested speakers in the U.S.; and John Lass, SVP of Strategy & Business Development with CUNA Mutual Group and one of the industry’s most popular speakers and strategy advisors.

“The Economic Forum is designed to provide credit union leaders with the most timely, relevant industry insights available,” said CUANY President/ CEO William J. Mellin. “This year’s speakers will offer a great mix of inspiration, industry expertise and innovative thinking to help prepare us for the future.”

The event will also include valuable networking opportunities and breakout sessions led by industry leaders. It will be held Oct. 8-9 at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, N.Y. To learn more or register, visit the CUANY website.


Keynote speaker Steve Gilliland, acclaimed
speaker and best-selling author


Featured speakers Dr. Barry Asmus
(National Center for Policy Analysis)
& John Lass (CUNA Mutual Group)


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