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Everard Dean Lecture Tonight at Credit Union Hall

Montserrat will host the prestigious Everard Dean Annual Lecture tonight at the Credit Union Hall at 7PM.

Chris Otey – South Bay Credit Union

Peter D.A. Queeley, General Manager of the St Patrick’s Cooperative Credit Union said he was pleased that the island won the bid to host the sought-after event. The SPCCU is participating in Credit Union Week and has been organising a series of activities to celebrate the event.

Key leaders in the region’s credit union movement are expected to be in attendance tonight for the lecture. Scheduled to speak is Chris Otey, who is the Chairman of the South Bay Credit Union in California. He will address the topic “how technology enhances a digital customer experience.” Otey has been spearheading a repositioning of credit union. The South Bay Credit Union is one of the first financial institutions in the country to offer mobile cash access.

The Everard Dean Memorial Lecture Series was inaugurated on March 10, 2000 in Trinidad and Tobago. It was introduced by the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions in tribute to the memory of one of its former Presidents, the late Senator Everard Dean of Trinidad and Tobago, for his distinguished service to the development of the Cooperative Sector in the region. The late Senator Dean, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, gave 40  years of service in diverse areas of the co-operative credit union movement locally, regionally and internationally.

Also expected to speak tonight are Eugene Skerritt, Chairman of the St. Patrick’s Credit Union Board of Directors, Honourable Premier Donaldson Romeo, and President of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU) Winston Fletcher.