Phoenix, AZ – Landings Credit Union and the Mountain West Credit Union Association are pleased to announce that Tara Roether, Marketing Specialist for Landings Credit Union in Tempe, Arizona has been selected to attend Crash the GAC by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association and represent the Mountain West Credit Union Association.
“It is such an honor to be chosen as a Crasher and to represent not only my credit union, but the state of Arizona and the region,” said Roether. “The GAC is the biggest opportunity for the credit union movement to make sure that leaders in Washington know what we do and be a strong voice for our members.”
Crash the GAC will bring young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main event and allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals; previously from the likes of National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.
“The Crasher program and its enthusiastic participants have truly become a staple of the GAC experience. I’m always in awe of this group’s excitement and passion for credit unions,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “I very much look forward to working with them throughout the week to build up their confidence as future credit union leaders, and also to gain their critical, fresh perspectives on the direction of our industry, and what it means to them to advocate for credit unions on Capitol Hill.”
All Crashers receive a complimentary registration to attend GAC, from Credit Union National Association.
“It’s important that we provide our young credit union leaders with experiences like Crash the GAC that will help them to grow our industry for years to come,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association. “Considering the regulatory and legislative challenges that credit unions face today, it’s hard to imagine a more critical area for this group to focus on.”
“We are so excited to bring fifty young professionals to Washington D.C. this year” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, “with a new administration in place, it is more important than ever for our young credit union professionals to be at the CUNA GAC and we’re privileged to be able to provide the opportunity.”
The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.
About Landings Credit Union: Landings Credit Union, based in Tempe, Ariz., serves a wide range of members including students, faculty, staff and family for all schools in Maricopa County along with over 400 select employee groups. The current asset size is $150 million dollars with over 14,000 members. Landings Credit Union has been serving members for over 60 years, helping them with all of their financial needs. For more information on Landings Credit Union, please visit landingscu.org.
About Mountain West Credit Union Association: The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 128 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $37 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua or on Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua. To learn more about credit unions visit AsmarterChoice.org.
About CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC): CUNA GAC unites thousands of credit union leaders in our nation’s capital to demonstrate the strength of our system and advocate for our more than 100 million members. CUNA GAC is recognized as the premier event for political impact with more than 4,000 people attending. GAC Hill Hikes leverage the unequaled power of the CUNA/League system to bring the largest group of credit union advocates face-to-face with their representatives. GAC also features keynote presentations from high-profile leaders, political figures and media influencers.
About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.
About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.
About Credit Union National Association: Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions.
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