CSCU Announces Founder of Bank Transfer Day as Guest Speaker
Tampa, FL (January 24, 2012) – Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU) is proud to announce Kristen Christian, Founder of Bank Transfer Day, as a guest speaker at both the upcoming Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) on March 18-22, and the CSCU Annual Conference to be held April 25-29, 2011. In every industry there are unique individuals whose ideas lay the foundation for the future. Christian is one such individual.

Christian is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and the Founder of Bank Transfer Day – the driving force behind the movement that is shifting banking and financial philosophies across the country. With a perspective based in activism, she was raised with an understanding that cooperation and respect are crucial for communities to thrive. From serving their members to serving the communities they are a part of, credit unions follow a similar path. Christian’s successful endeavors recently granted her “Story of the Year” honors by Credit Union Journal.

With rallies scheduled to celebrate the November 5 deadline for transferring funds, CUNA was estimating in the four weeks leading up to the Day, that more than 440,000 Americans shifted their financial relationships from banks to credit unions. As initiatives such as Bank Transfer Day gain more public participation, the credit union industry gains the opportunity to educate and serve new members.
“CSCU is proud to bring in Kristen to speak at GAC and our annual conference.  Her story is truly inspiring and demonstrates exceptional leadership and motivation on how credit unions can grow their membership,” said Robert Hackney, President of CSCU.
The GAC, scheduled for March 18-22 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, includes informational sessions to help credit unions effectively deliver the credit union message, make the most of Capitol Hill visits, and communicate properly with the media. And members registered for the CSCU Annual Conference in April, held at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, will learn to boost card programs through strategic planning, kindle creativity with an exciting line-up of inspirational speakers, and explore new innovations in card payment solutions.

More information about the Bank Transfer Day initiative can be found online at Or register today and hear Christian’s story of success at the 2012 CSCU Annual Conference online at, or for the GAC at
CSCU is the credit union industry’s advocate, partner and leader in total payment solutions. Created by and for credit unions, we are driven by the same principles that guide the industry. We work exclusively with credit unions to provide a customized, holistic offering that maximizes value for both credit unions and their members. CSCU’s services and offerings are focused on driving the growth and success of our nearly 3,000 member credit unions.