Each year, Filene and the Cooperative Trust connects a group of young credit union professionals and hosts a space for them to deepen their connection to the credit union mission during the Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC). As a group, those selected experience unique sessions and activities all designed to enhance cooperation and collaboration within the credit union movement, in addition to attending the main events on the GAC “Big Stage.”
“The best way to ensure the continued success of our movement is to capture the attention, dedication, and enthusiasm of future leaders,” stated DakCU President/CEO, Jeff Olson. “The Crasher program does just that, and also provides a way for young credit union professionals to expand their industry network – making connections, gaining confidence and insight that can benefit them for years to come.”
As a previous GAC Crasher, Chelsea Gleich, VP of Credit Union Services at Town & Country CU (Minot, ND) agrees. “Crashing the GAC is a marathon designed to inspire, educate, and connect participants to each other and the credit union movement,” she shared. “Not only is it a crash course in credit union government affairs and the big issues in our industry, it’s also an amazing opportunity to create real connections with your fellow crashers, embrace empathy, and be really intentional about the impact you want to make on your credit union and beyond,” she added. “I would be happy to share more with anyone who is interested!”
The GAC is our opportunity to highlight the meaningful work credit unions are doing to improve the financial well-being of their members and communities. If you are building a career in the industry, we strongly encourage you to apply.
As a 2024 GAC Crasher, you will:
APPLY NOW to CRASH the GAC March 2 – 7, 2024, and take your career to the next level.
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