DCUC's mission is to act as the primary liaison to the Department of Defense for defense credit unions and is the Department's principal conduit to defense credit unions on military bases stateside and overseas.
"We are honored and excited to welcome DCUC as our new Diamond partner.
DCUC is a 501c6 trade association representing the interests of federally and state-chartered credit unions serving our military around the globe.
In addition, INTRACOM will be listed as a DCUC
ATP partner on the Cisco Partner Locator which provides customer visibility and market differentiation.
He successfully fielded a guide on the new Department of Defense Blended Retirement System; worked with member credit unions on Military Lending Act rules; offered comments on the DOD's personal commercial solicitation policy; bolstered the DCUC
's emphasis on financial education, and spearheaded the DCUC
's five-year strategic plan.
After a couple of days off, Arteaga and his staff were back in the DCUC office putting together guidance for member credit unions.
I recall we received requests from the Air Force shortly after 9/11 asking for a DCUC member on an air base to provide $300,000 cash immediately, and they had to ensure they fulfilled the commander's request."
"The fact is corporate members of NASDAQ normally get to give their promotion message at the opening ceremony, but we were lucky enough to get advance permission, which our CEO, Arty Arteaga arranged," explained Frank Padak, chairman of DCUC and president/ CEO of the $760 million Scott CU in Collinsville, Ill.
The occasion for the NASDAQ appearance by DCUC officials coincided with the trade group's annual conference last month at the Marriott Marquis Hotel just down the street from NASDAQ's Broadway headquarters.
"I decided it was worth it to see we could get on the NASDAQ list for the ceremony opening up the trading day and sure enough it worked," said Arteaga, who arranged to have the hundreds of DCUC delegates walk across the street on the closing day of the conference to witness the event.
The DCUC meeting also noted that the big issue of the day was the heightened competition from USAA Financial, a services firm, in providing on-base branches and ATMs.
DCUC. "USAA would only be allowed o come on base by winning the traditional open solicitation process."