John McKechnie Spots The Parallels
In 1990 John McKechnie was director of political action at CUNA. Today he is director of the NCUA's office of public and congressional affairs.
"In 1990-91, Washington was trying to deal with the aftermath of the S&L crisis, and I recall the credit union industry having to make an effort to get their voices heard on Capitol Hill," McKechnie said in a recent interview. "Issues relating to regulatory consolidation, powers and authorities, and legislation to prevent future problems were all in the forefront, in a way that is reminiscent of the current debates."