PLANO, Texas – Southwest Corporate Federal Credit Union preceded its 28th Annual Economic Forum, “New Thinking for a New Economy,” with a dedication ceremony at its new headquarters building. Crystal-clear blue skies and cool fall temperatures contributed to a strong turnout for the dedication Tuesday, Oct. 25. Approximately 150 individuals gathered for a reception in the facility’s outdoor courtyard, followed by presentations from local and credit union dignitaries, including City of Plano Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Scott Johnson, Southwest Airlines FCU CEO Diane Furnas, Southwest Corporate’s CEO Francis Lee and CFO John Cassidy. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony, visitors were able to tour the 100,000 square-foot, three-story building situated in the area’s prestigious Legacy Business Park. Southwest Corporate, the second largest corporate credit union in the U.S., serves more than 1,200 credit unions nationwide and has assets of more than $9 billion. SCFCU provides credit unions with ATM and debit card services, imaged item processing, electronic bill payment, funds management solutions and other services. It employs more than 200 people in its headquarters building. It also has offices in Houston; Jacksonville, Florida and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two-day Economic Forum kicked off at the Dallas Westin Galleria Oct. 26. Speakers included Peter Richuitti, assistant dean at Tulane University’s School of Business; Jeff Taylor, NAFCU senior economist, David Smith, economic futurist and market strategist; Dr. Ray Perryman, president of The Perryman Group; B. Joseph Pine II, co-founder of Strategic Horizons, LLP; Charles Idol, credit union industry economist; and Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. fixed income economist with Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Other events held in conjunction with Southwest Corporate’s Economic Forum included a day-long series of credit union financial management seminars provided to clients of Southwest Corporate Investment Services on Monday and a golf tournament and bonus workshops on Tuesday afternoon. [email protected]

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