The Florida State Advocacy Conference will be held Feb. 11-12, offering an opportunity to personally reach lawmakers and educate them about credit unions. After lunch Tuesday and the presentation of annual Credit Union PAC Awards, the afternoon will be filled with lawmaker visits at the capitol complex. In the evening, a reception at the Governor’s Club enables attendees to mingle with lawmakers who are in attendance.
Wednesday begins with Richard Gose, CUNA’s chief political officer unveiling details on Florida-specific polling to combat the banking industry’s recent attacks. He will be followed by Marian Johnson, executive director of the Florida Chamber Political Institute, who will preview everything on Florida’s political horizon, including electorate moods, constitutional amendments and potential changes in the make-up of legislative and congressional delegations.
Attendees also will hear from Cathi Kim, director of Inclusiv, regarding their recently announced Southern Equity Fund. The event wraps up with the annual Regulator Roundtable in which representatives from Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation and the NCUA will lead a lively discussion on regulatory issues and hot topics facing the industry.