Chris Howard

Chris Howard is a senior vice president at Callahan & Associates. He directs an array of collaborative innovation initiatives for CUFSLP, Callahan’s partnership with 26 of the nation’s leading credit unions. Chris combines more than a decade of financial services experience with more than 20 years as a strategist, executive coach, and management consultant. His professional background is in marketing and communications and includes stints as a U.S. Senate staffer and a television producer.

During his time in banking and at Freddie Mac, Chris was responsible for strategy, innovation initiatives, business development, and strategic alliances. He brings to Callahan lessons and insights from this broad array of experience and offers new ways of thinking about the credit union movement, the cooperative value proposition, leveraging data, and building member intimacy. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Princeton University and his master’s degree from the University of Cape Town.


By Chris Howard | May 14, 2019

Real strategy sets the credit union’s course for a decade or more and helps decision-makers determine where to invest and how to grow. It deserves undivided attention.

By Chris Howard | Sept. 3, 2018

The weeklong desert festival offers deep insights on sustaining a cooperative movement.

By Chris Howard | July 30, 2018

Credit unions are different, and better. Consumers are catching on, but market share indicates untapped opportunity awaits.


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By Chris Howard | June 19, 2018

Two conferences this spring bring to light five ideas that credit unions can use.

By Chris Howard | May 29, 2018

Credit unions narrowly escaped taxation in the Hawkeye State, but other battles are underway, and the war is far from won.


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