The CUPP | Episode 13: Focus Areas for CU Leaders with Former Navy FCU Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson

Released March 1, 2023 | Hear former President and CEO of Navy Federal Credit Union, Vice Admiral Cutler Dawson discuss top industry challenges, reflections on how credit unions are managing the current economic environment and working with regulators, and ways to engage employees to improve your recruitment and retention efforts.

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Key Takeaways

  • Hear the top legislative and regulatory issues CU leaders should be focused on today. 
  • Discover ways to effectively manage challenging times.   
  • Hear stories and tips for engaging your employees. 
  • Learn effective ways to recruit and retain staff. 

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Cutler Dawson
Cutler Dawson

Cutler Dawson served as the President and CEO of Navy Federal Credit Union for 14 years, retiring in January 2019. Before Navy Federal, he served over 34 years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Vice Admiral. Navy Federal is the world’s largest credit union with more than 20,000 employees, $100 billion in assets and over eight million members. Notably, total assets at Navy Federal quadrupled during his tenure. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Center for Creative Leadership. His book, From the Sea to the C-Suite, was published on November 15, 2019.