Chip Filson

Chip Filson is a co-founder of Callahan & Associates and currently serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board. A nationally recognized leader in the credit union industry, Chip is an astute author, frequent speaker and consultant for the credit union movement. He has more than 40 years of experience in government, financial institutions, and business. Chip’s breadth of experience makes him an authority on a wide range of topics, including analysis of credit union trends, credit union public and market-facing opportunities, and strategies for enhancing member value. Chip’s contributions to the cooperative movement have been demonstrated with his analysis and advocacy for the corporate credit union system, NCUA’s Corporate Stabilization role, and the need for regulatory reform.

He is an avid believer that cooperative principles are a key to credit union success and founded Coops4Change (www.coops4changes.org) to reestablish cooperative principles as the foundation for the credit union regulatory system. Chip has held concurrent positions at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) as president of the Central Liquidity Facility (CLF) and Director of the Office of Programs, which includes the NCUSIF and the examination process.

Chip holds a magna cum laude undergraduate degree in government from Harvard University. After being awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, he earned a master’s degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Oxford University in England. He also holds an MBA in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School in Chicago.

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RECENT POSTS BY CHIP FILSON

By Chip Filson | July 19, 2018

Shiny coin of $736 million does little to disguise the regulator’s $21.7 billion error at the cost to America’s credit unions.

By Chip Filson | July 3, 2018

Profits aren’t un-American, but empowering economic freedom is the difference-maker in the credit union brand of patriotism.

By Chip Filson | May 16, 2018

The regulator kept the corporate crisis bailout money for itself, further undermining the pillars of the cooperative system. Does anybody care?

 

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By Chip Filson | Feb. 27, 2018

Huge new reserves for the NCUSIF appear as if from nowhere while credit unions get peanuts from the corporate credit union bailout.

By Chip Filson | Feb. 19, 2018

The NCUA board touts its payback to credit unions, but soaring reserves hide a different story.

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