CU*Answers held its 2023 Annual Leadership Conference and Stockholders Meeting on June 20th in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event brought together credit union leadership from across the country for a briefing on the organization’s overall direction and major projects for the coming year.
This year’s conference theme was “Setting a Base Camp for Our Future.” The event marked the second hosted by Geoff Johnson, who has served as the organization’s CEO since October 2021. “I’m blessed to be here. Amazing credit union partner owners. I love the challenge and I celebrate the hard days as well as the great days, and today’s a great day.”
The day-long conference was attended by 212 leaders from 105 credit unions, along with 60 representatives from vendors and internal staff. Geoff gave a run down on the state of the CUSO and of its growing number of network partners. Over the course of the last year, CU*Answers conversions teams worked to convert 17 new clients to the CU*BASE core processing platform. Those credit unions reside in 11 different states, as far wide as Hawaii and Connecticut.
Joining Johnson on stage were leaders and experts from AdvantageCIO, Network Services, Asterisk Intelligence, AuditLink, and more, as they discussed the latest and greatest in the CUSO’s software and product development, as well as some major foundational projects that will set the stage for the long term success of the cooperative.