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Credit unions all over the United States are taking part in a movement towards serving the underserved, specifically by applying for a designation known as Juntos Avanzamos. This prestigious designation stems from a realization of the need for services that assist and empower the Hispanic community financially. It is a program that reaches Hispanic members by assisting them in learning about the financial system, and providing them with important and affordable financial services, among other things. Juntos Avanzamos or “Together We Advance,” is a designation that was originally developed and deployed in 2005 by the Cornerstone Credit Union League which consists of credit unions from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Credit unions were established in the United States back in 1909. Their proven success and longevity is one of many advantages credit unions have to offer. The longevity of credit unions goes beyond their general existence, however — it goes deep into the branches and roots of each credit union. Many credit unions have been successful for 50 years or more.
CU Conferences held the Credit Union Security Management and Director’s Conference in San Antonio, Texas at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel on April 18-22, 2016. The event’s attendees included a mix of security managers, board of directors, supervisory committee members, board chairs, auditors, CEOs, HR managers, training managers, and compliance officers.
The main focus of the event was to discuss security-related regulations and how examiners are focusing on security functions more these days. Its primary goal was to provide security managers with resources for continued security education and industry standard security practices, reducing their liability. The event was facilitated by Carol Dodgen, owner of Dodgen Security Consulting, LLC., and Barry Thompson, author of 101 Security Tips for the Beginning Security Officer. This four day event covered a wide array of topics in the security arena including the function of a security manager, federal and state security and safety regulations, workplace violence including active shooter and armed robbery response prevention, conducting an annual security review using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and time for networking in the credit union industry.