Two young professionals from the Cornerstone region are chosen.
Emerging leaders in the credit union movement will once again “crash” the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC) on Feb. 23-27. Through Filene Research Institute’s Cooperative Trust “Crash” Program, Brittney Cash, TTCU FCU, Oklahoma, and Richelle Ray, Resource One CU, Texas, will join thousands of credit union advocates for the year’s biggest credit union event.
“We are excited to introduce the next generation of leaders to this life-changing experience,” said Cortney Angeley, Filene’s director for community development. “The Cooperative Trust and the Crash Program provides exceptional experiences to help emerging leaders develop their careers. Most importantly, the connections made at CUNA GAC are a catalyst to building a life-long network of passionate credit union advocates.”
Crashers are selected though a highly competitive process, earning free attendance at CUNA GAC where they can network and learn from over 5,000 top credit union advocates.
“The Crashers bring so much energy and passion to CUNA GAC,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president and CEO. “I always look forward to meeting each new group, knowing that these folks are the people that will lead our movement in the future. I am so impressed with this year’s class, and I am excited to see where this leadership opportunity takes them in their careers.”
The Cooperative Trust is the credit union industry’s largest young professional community. The Crash Program is designed to empower credit union young professionals through professional development and by finding and amplifying their voices to advocate for the role of young people in the industry.
Crash the GAC is brought to you by the Cooperative Trust from Filene Research Institute and is made possible by the generous support of CUNA, and with help from League partners.
About Filene Research Institute
Filene Research Institute strengthens organizations through innovative research and incubation to improve consumer financial well-being. As an independent cooperative finance think tank, Filene’s membership network connects a community of leaders and bright minds to change lives through innovation, truth, and cooperation.
About the Cooperative Trust
The Cooperative Trust, with its award-winning Crash programming, is the international community of young credit union professionals, brought to you by Filene Research Institute and made possible by Credit Union National Association.