Colorado Springs, Colo. – Ent Credit Union is pleased to announce that Luke Northam, Insurance Consultant, 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!
“I’m fascinated by the role and function of business in our society today,” said Luke Northam, an insurance agent at Ent Credit Union. “In this time of significant change in government policies and direction, I believe this year’s Governmental Affairs Conference may be one of the most important events in sustaining the credit union movement since the passage of the Credit Union Act of 1934.”
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.
“As a member of the Crasher program, Luke will have an opportunity to see the unity within the credit union movement as well as the financial strength of credit unions nationwide,” said Matt Gendron, Ent’s executive vice president of Operations. “As a credit union professional, attending Governmental Affairs Conference is a priority because of the opportunity it provides to raise key credit union issues with our elected officials – a key practice in sustaining the credit union movement.”
“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 Ent Credit Union: Ent Credit Union is the leading financial institution in southern Colorado with more than $4.7 billion in assets and more than 280,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions through 27 service centers, online, mobile and telephone banking services, a Colorado call center and both a consumer and a mortgage loan center. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at Ent.com.
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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