The Louisiana Credit Union League has put together important information to help you in the event of a natural disaster. It is important to remember that credit unions face a wide variety of natural disasters such as floods, fires, and tornados that could disrupt operations at any given moment and have potentially devastating consequences. In the event of a disaster, the Louisiana Credit Union League will be there to assist you in the recovery process. Should you need immediate assistance, please contact a member of our management team:
Vince Liberto, Executive Vice President/Disaster Recovery Team Leader
cell: (504) 858-4055
Connie Major, Executive Vice President
cell: (225) 324-1914
Sharlene Begnaud, Senior Vice President/CUCB Main Contact
cell: (225) 921-5956
Susie Fair, Vice President (Alexandria, Monroe, Shreveport)
cell: (318) 663-7766
Jim Phillips, Vice President (Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles)
cell: (225) 603-2642
Mary Wolfe, Vice President (East & West Orleans, Tri-Parish)
cell: (504) 487-8147
Lacey Hyer, Vice President of Communications & Public Relations
cell: (504) 228-9254
Jennifer Green, Vice President
cell: (504) 232-1720
Courtney Miceli, Vice President (EFT/ATM inquires)
cell: (504) 417-2097
A Preparedness Guide (brochure for CU members)
Weathering the Storm (brochure for CU members)
Agility Recovery is a premiere provider of business recovery and continuity services. Agility provides comprehensive, packaged recovery solutions and testing options to businesses across the United States and Canada. Within hours of a business interruption, Agility will deliver whatever a credit union needs to get back up and running and connected to their members. Agility's ReadySuite recovery packages offer varying levels of size and technology as an affordable monthly subscription. Below are some resources that will help your credit union should there be a threat of a natural disaster:
The Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center (LA BEOC) is a joint partnership between Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the National Incident Management Systems & Advanced Technologies (NIMSAT) Institute at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI) at Louisiana State University. The mission of the LA BEOC is to support the coordination of activities and resources of businesses and volunteer organizations in Louisiana with the State’s Emergency Operations Center by facilitating bi-directional communication of information with the state’s major economic driver industries as well as owners and operators of critical infrastructures and key resources. Additionally, the LA BEOC will support disaster preparedness, response and mitigation efforts of state and local governments.
The LA BEOC will work with businesses to improve their disaster preparedness; improve communication with business and industry before, during and after disaster events; rapidly develop sound economic-impact estimates to support decision making and requests for business assistance; coordinate response efforts to assist businesses in their efforts to return to normal operations as quickly as possible; and help coordinate post disaster economic recovery. For more information about the LA BEOC, click here to view the Frequently Asked Questions Page
Register with the LA BEOC to let the state know about your products or services (click here to register). By registering and completing a company profile, you can describe the products and services your company offers and how your company is positioned to assist the state during a disaster. The LA BEOC assists in making connections between businesses and state agencies.
For more information on LA BEOC, contact Vince Liberto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit Union Service Centers (www.cuservicecenter.com)
Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (www.ofi.state.la.us)
Credit Union National Association (www.cuna.org)
CUNA Mutual (www.cunamutual.com)
National Credit Union Association (www.ncua.gov)
State of Louisiana: Updates (www.louisiana.gov)
State of Louisiana: Emergency (www.emergency.louisiana.gov)
American Red Cross (www.redcross.org)
CU's Online Disaster Relief Fundraising (www.cuaid.coop)
Governor's Office of Homeland Security & Disaster Preparedness (www.getagameplan.org)
In the event of a disaster, LCUL will continue to update credit unions of those outlet locations that are open/closed. If you participate in shared branching, your members can use this website: http://www.cuservicecenter.com/ or call 800-919-2872 to find any of the 5,000 CU Service Center® locations.
LCUL worked with the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (LOFI) to set up TelSpan, a telephone response system to be used in the event of an emergency. The system was a success and will be used again throughout this hurricane season. More information will be provided upon activation of the system.
Ongoing Operations is a leading provider of complete business continuity & technology solutions to credit unions nationwide. As a CUSO, Ongoing Operations is committed to serving as your credit union’s partner and standing with you 100% to ensure actual recovery. OGO tirelessly pursues best of breed solutions to help your credit union minimize downtime, recover faster from service disruptions, and become more efficient. The Louisiana Credit Union League is pleased to partner with Ongoing Operations to provide the following solutions - at a pre-negotiated, discounted rate - to our member credit unions:
BCP & Hosting Bundle – This package includes all of the BCP Bundle items (Business Continuity Planning, OGO Replicator or Rack Space in one of OGO’s world-class data centers, Connectivity to critical 3rd parties) plus Bandwidth and Hosted Exchange (or Hosted Website) services.
Replication & Hosting Only – For those credit unions without an immediate need for business continuity planning assistance, this bundle offers: OGO Replicator services, Hosted Exchange, and Connectivity to critical 3rd parties.
For more information or to request a quote for your credit union, please contact Ongoing Operations directly at email@example.com or 877-552-7892 and be sure to mention that you are an LCUL member!
The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. The League expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website.