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Conference Connection: Highlights from the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference and ICBA Live 2022

The 2022 spring conference season is in full swing! The Federal Reserve recently exhibited at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (Off-site) in Washington, D.C. and ICBA Live (Off-site) in San Antonio, TX. Both conferences attract national experts and industry leaders to offer the most current information, insights and trends affecting the financial industry.


The Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) signature event, the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, focused on large-scale, industry-wide issues presented to credit union leaders, board members, thought leaders and policymakers. This year’s event included several speakers on the topics of cyber incidents, customer compliance, resiliency through the pandemic and inclusivity, along with breakout sessions, messages from Capitol Hill and a robust exhibit hall.

Customers who visited the Fed’s booth were able to speak with account executives about the wide variety of our services, including the featured services below.

In addition, the FedNowSM Service Preplanning Roadmap (Off-site) and Service Provider Showcase (Off-site) garnered a lot of interest from conference attendees.

ICBA Live 2022

The Independent Community Banker’s (ICBA) Live annual convention boasts the largest gathering of community bankers, providing educational opportunities on the latest trends and innovations impacting banks. This year’s event included two keynote speakers who discussed the new future of work and navigating change and using small victories and setbacks to develop stronger teams along with general sessions and seminars.

Connie Theien, senior vice president and director of payments industry relations at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, participated in several sessions including How and Why You Need to Prepare for Instant Payments and How to Take the Lead With Instant Payments. Along with industry stakeholders, she discussed the journey to and value of adopting instant payments.

Theien attended the convention with several Fed account executives, who always value the opportunity to speak with their customers in-person. Shown below from left to right in the Fed’s booth at ICBA Live are Regional Account Executives Diana Holshue and Stacy Springer, Senior Vice President Connie Theien and Regional Account Executives Juan Dellepiane and Frank Blacharczyk.

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