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Farewell, Charleston; Conference materials now available

Jim GallagherThe gods were smiling on us during our stay in Charleston. Fantastic weather, an idyllic setting and engaged attendees provided a perfect recipe for our best-ever MBS Summit. I took a picture after leaving our pub crawl at the Blind Tiger Pub, and I think it sums up the whole event.


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Many thanks to our speakers Pierre Naude, Holly Buchanan, Robert Parrish, Marty Wixted, Chuck Evans, and Dr. William Beaver for challenging the attendees with thought-provoking and valuable content. I received many positive comments from our partner credit unions. To review materials from the Summit, visit our event page.

We will take a Summit break for a few weeks and then begin plans for Summit number seven. Early favorites for a fall 2016 conference are Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. If you have an idea for a great Northeast location in the fall, please drop me a line.


About the Author

Jim GallagherJim Gallagher is the President of Member Business Services. His responsibilities include the delivery of business products and services to credit unions. Business Services offers a wide range of products to assist credit unions in the development and expansion of their member business lending and deposit programs. Prior to joining Southeast, Jim had a successful 20 year career in commercial banking. The majority of his career was spent at Barnett Bank working in various capacities: as a commercial analyst, commercial lender, branch manager and business banker. In his most recent position as V.P. Business Banking Team Leader/Sales Officer with SunTrust Bank he consistently led the company in loan dollar volume and fee income production. In addition to sales, Jim also assisted with training and development of the retail sales force in his region. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and has successfully completed core credit, commercial lending and retail management studies. He is a frequent guest speaker at regional small business conferences.View all posts by Jim Gallagher →