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Dwight Johnston Economics Announces New Partnership

Claremont, CA -- May 1, 2012:

Economist and market analyst Dwight Johnston, president of Dwight Johnston Economics (http://dwightjohnston.com) in Claremont, California, announces his new affiliation with the California and Nevada Credit Union League (ccul.org).

Johnston will serve as Chief Economist for The California and Nevada Credit Union League, commencing May 1, 2012. He will be continuing his role of providing economic and market trends analysis for the financial industry, which in the last 14 years has focused on education and other services for credit unions.

For twelve years, Johnston was chief economist for WesCorp in San Dimas, CA. He established Dwight Johnston Economics in 2010 and will continue to serve non-League members with his daily commentaries, webcasts and education services through his firm and website, dwightjohnston.com.

Johnston has more than 35 years of investment experience with financial institutions in a variety of roles. Says Johnston, "I'm really excited about the opportunity to join the Leagues." Johnston added, " I've had the pleasure for the past 14 years of providing credit unions with what I hope is useful information on the economic and interest rate outlook. Being part of the Leagues will allow me to ramp up my efforts. The Leagues are committed to providing more value to members, and I'm happy to be a part of those efforts."

CCUL President and CEO Diana Dykstra commented, "Having someone on League staff with Dwight's experiences, knowledge, and expertise will help us continue to provide such valuable information not only to our members but to consumers as well."

In February, Dwight Johnston Economics also partnered with Callahan Financial Services to offer Johnston’s daily commentaries. Johnston has emerged as a “can’t miss” in the credit union and financial industries, and is known for his accurate, educational and witty take on current economic events in the US and global markets.

Dwight Johnston and Callahan Financial Services Provide New Economic and Financial Analysis for Credit Union Executives

Posted: 2012-01-31

WASHINGTON, DC – Dwight Johnston Economics and Callahan Financial Services are partnering to provide a new daily economic commentary written specifically for credit union leaders. . .

“In today's complex and fast-moving global economy, timely information is imperative,” says Dwight Johnston, president of the firm bearing his name. “Much commentary today is for a general audience.  It is often difficult to interpret how events can impact the credit union business. That is the purpose of my daily column.”

Johnston is a nationally known speaker, writer and analyst with more than thirty years of experience in trading, portfolio management, and economic forecasting. For the past 14 years, he has focused his common sense and humorous insights on financial markets for credit union leaders and volunteers.

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CU Management Magazine/CUES

Calendar - January 2012

Don’t Just Survive, Thrive!

What credit union couldn’t afford to be more productive and effective about now? On the first day of Execu/Summit® 2012, Stuart Levine will lead a session with insights critical to success in the 21st century.

To survive and prosper, each of us has to answer the question, “Can we learn as fast as the world is changing?” says Levine, the founder, chairman and CEO of Stuart Levine & Associates LLC (www.stuartlevine.com). “This is a very challenging thought with serious consequences. Attracting courageous people with strong character and the will to learn is invigorating. It’s hard to challenge yourself when you’re exhausted and it’s hard to continue to grow,” he says. “But re-inventing businesses and navigating extremely challenging waters is what it will take in 2012.”

Slated for March 4-9 in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Execu/ Summit will provide the perfect setting for learning and putting the right fundamentals in place to position your CU to thrive in the coming years. Execu/Summit’s unique schedule bookends education sessions around midday networking.

In addition, attendees will hear from Ben Rogers, research director for Filene Research Group (www.filene.org) about how boards can add more value; Jason Boles, CEO of Fans Created (www.fanscreated.com) about delivering excellent service; Rory Roland, president/founder of Rowland Consulting (www.roryrowland.com), about cost control, top lenders and having vision; and Dwight Johnston, president of Dwight Johnston Economics (www.dwightjohnston.com), about the value of taking risks.