Aug. 31, 2012 – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican nominee for president yesterday on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and NAFCU continued its onsite work to draw attention to credit union issues
Throughout the convention, NAFCU Board Member and CEO of Randolph Brooks FCU Randy Smith and wife Elaine Smith, NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs Dan Berger and NAFCU Senior Associate Director Jillian Pevo remained engaged by participating in various RNC activities and meetings with Republican lawmakers. NAFCU’s presence at the convention helped raise the profile of key credit union issues and legislative measures aimed at helping credit unions better serve their members.
The final day of the convention featured a packed line-up of notable speakers including Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who introduced Romney; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Staples founder Tom Stemberg; former Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey; Olympians Mike Eruzione, Derek Parra and Kim Rhode; and Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood. The appearance of Eastwood was only confirmed officially just hours before he spoke –– the RNC had fueled speculation throughout the week about who might be its “mystery speaker” on the final day of the convention.
Next week, NAFCU will be drawing attention to credit union issues at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., slated for Sept 3–6 in Charlotte, N.C.