The Florida Advocacy Conference concluded yesterday with a flurry of information, activity, and real time updates on credit union related legislation.

Highlights from the day included a session with CUNA’s Trey Hawkins who provided an update on the importance of grassroots efforts, including participation in the MAP program in order to build a strong member advocacy program. Keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, pictured above, spoke mid morning and presented his perspective on Florida’s legislative priorities and successes.

After a break sponsored by CU Members Mortgage, credit union leaders dove deep into an interactive regulatory update from Florida’s Office of Financial Regulation Bureau of Credit Unions Chief Bruce Ricca, Financial Control Analyst Ed Eastwood, and LSCU’s  Bill Berg, VP, Compliance Training and Information. More details and pictures may be viewed at @FLCreditUnions.