Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Mallory Albert, Branch Manager at Collins Community Credit Union on Johnson Avenue in Cedar Rapids has been selected as Iowa's young professional representative to "Crash" and attend the 2017 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington D.C., February 26 – March 2. GAC is signature event for CUNA, gathering thousands of credit union advocates in Washington, D.C. to advocate for a stronger future for the credit union movement.
CUNA and the Cooperative Trust – a young professionals group through the Filene Research Institute – have partnered with state leagues to choose up to 50 young credit union professionals from across the country to take part in the Crash event. In addition to the core schedule of GAC events, Crashers will attend exclusive speaker sessions and explore opportunities for young adults to help advocate for credit unions locally and nationally.
"It's important that we provide our young credit union leaders with experiences like Crash the GAC, that will help them to grow our movement for years to come," said Patrick S. Jury, President and CEO, Iowa Credit Union League. "Considering the regulatory and legislative challenges facing credit unions today, it is critical that the next generation of credit union leaders have an understanding of these issues and are able to continue the credit union’s philosophy of people of helping people."
Each crasher receives complimentary registration to the GAC conference courtesy of CUNA. Albert’s travel costs and hotel fees are also covered, courtesy of the Iowa Credit Union League.
Crash events have been successful over the past several years in providing young, motivated credit union employees with opportunities to take part in top industry events like CUNA GAC that they might not otherwise be able to attend.
I am fully vested in the credit union movement, and cannot wait to tune my skills to become a more successful grassroots advocate,” said Albert. “The opportunity to learn from my fellow crashers and leaders in our industry is truly an honor, and I am thrilled to have been chosen to have this crash experience.”
“We’re very proud and excited to have Mallory represent Collins Community Credit Union at this year’s Governmental Affairs Conference,” said Stefanie Rupert, Collins Community Credit Union President and CEO. “Mallory's passion inspires others to get involvement and advocate for the Credit Union movement.”
More information about the GAC can be found on CUNA’s website. Details about the Crash the GAC can be found on the event's website.