Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to provide keynote speech at CUNA GAC

Dana PerinoThe final keynote speaker for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference has been announced: Dana Perino, a political commentator for Fox News and a former White House press secretary will lend her political expertise to GAC attendees.

Perino, co-host of “The Five” and “I’ll Tell You What,” became the first woman to serve as press secretary under a Republican administration when President George W. Bush appointed her to the post in 2007. She was also appointed by President Barack Obama to the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Perino will join the following keynote presenters at this year’s GAC:

John Kerry, former secretary of state and U.S. senator. Kerry, a presidential nominee, will share his extensive experiences and insights into his lifetime of public service with attendees. Kerry is renowned for his knowledge of the political arena and passion for humanitarian causes.

Malcolm Gladwell, author of five New York Times bestsellers and named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine. Gladwell has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1996, and he has received national recognition for his ideas and writings.

Alison Levine, a history-making polar explorer, mountaineer and New York Times bestselling author. Levine served as team captain for the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North Pole and South Poles.

The CUNA GAC is considered the premier event for political impact in the credit union movement. The event features the financial industry’s largest exhibit hall and includes face-to-face meetings with some of the most influential policymakers in the country.

New York attendees should register for the event through the CUNA GAC website and secure lodging through the New York Credit Union Association website.

 Registrants are also reminded to complete and submit their Hill Meeting Request Forms to help Association staff secure meeting times with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

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