New Jersey League and Pennsylvania, MD|DC Associations and CUNA Mutual Group to Collaborate on CU Reality Check Conference

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – September 27, 2016 – Starting in 2017, the New Jersey Credit Union League, Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, and the MD|DC Credit Union Association will work together to manage and host the popular CU Reality Check Conference, scheduled for March 20-22, 2017 at Harrah’s Resort in in Atlantic City, NJ.  

CUNA Mutual Group has also committed to this collaboration, agreeing to be the exclusive Keynote sponsor, enabling the conference to provide a top-tier speaker for attendees.

CU Reality Check is focused on the most pressing issues facing credit unions today, with valuable and relevant content that enhances growth and productivity.  More information on the conference is available at

Under the agreement, primary management of the event will rotate among the Leagues each year, with a host location in their respective states. In 2016, the conference drew nearly 170 attendees.

“CU Reality Check has really outgrown New Jersey,” said David Frankil, President & CEO of the New Jersey Credit Union League. “The content draws attendees from across the country.  And I can’t tell you how much we appreciate CUNA Mutual Group’s support, it really demonstrates their commitment to helping credit unions succeed.”

“There are a few credit union conferences across the country that just shine in terms of their message and relevance,” said John Bratsakis, President & CEO of the MD|DC Credit Union Association. “CU Reality Check is one of them, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with our neighbors to grow this event even further.”

“We are delighted to be able to join with our neighbors and colleagues on CU Reality Check,” added Patrick Conway, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. “Every year we have more and more Pennsylvania credit unions in attendance, and are looking forward to helping shape the agenda, speakers, and content going forward.”

“We have been impressed with the growth of this conference over the years, and we’re happy to see it expand through the collaboration of the three leagues,” said Gerry Singleton, Vice President, CU System Relations, CUNA Mutual Group.  “We are committed to the credit union system and helping credit unions thrive, and we’re proud to sponsor the keynote speaker at CU Reality Check.”

About the New Jersey Credit Union League:
Formed in 1934, the New Jersey Credit Union League is the statewide trade association representing credit unions and is committed to the development of the credit union movement in New Jersey. Our mission includes a full range of services, programs, products and money-saving opportunities specifically designed to satisfy a credit union's operational, financial, training, compliance and overall growth and development needs. For more information, visit

About the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association:
The Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association is the premier regional trade association for credit unions in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Association serves more than 2.2 million member-owners by providing leadership, innovation, and support in three strategic areas: Advocacy, Community Outreach and Services. Credit unions are not-for profit financial cooperatives that are locally controlled and owned by the people they serve. For more information, visit

About the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association:
Credit unions are financial cooperatives that provide affordable financial services to help their owner/members. The Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Credit Union Association is a trade association that provides legislative, promotional, educational, and operational support for credit unions in Pennsylvania. There are 440 credit unions headquartered in Pennsylvania with assets in excess of $41.5 billion dollars and 3.9 million members. For additional information about credit unions or to find a credit union near you, visit