LAS VEGAS — Is the credit union philosophy just so many empty words? Panelists at a Credit Union Times’Not For CEOs” session held in a meeting room at the Mirage at the annual meeting of the California/Nevada Credit Union Leagues could not have disagreed more loudly and persistently with that sentiment. 

To Teresa Halleck, CEO of the San Diego County Credit Union, the $5.8 billion cooperative, Greg Barnes, a senior vice president at $669 million One Nevada in Las Vegas, and Carol Payne, a vice president at the California/Nevada Leagues, the credit union philosophy remains a powerful differentiator that distinguishes credit unions in the financial services marketplace.

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