CUNA GAC kicks off Tuesday with Council breakfast, announcement of new board

The CUNA GAC continues today bringing together 5,500 credit union leaders from across the U.S. to make an impact at the nation’s Capitol. This morning began with an early breakfast for GAC Council members. More than 250 people attended the event, including LSCU staff and member credit unions. GAC Crashers are also making their voices heard, as a new generation of credit union leaders emerges.

“We heard from a number of award-winning credit unions on topics from creating a dynamic lending experience to leadership training programs run in-house,” said the LSCU’s Maureen Bock, senior director of education.

CUNA also announced it is creating a new compliance and risk council, which is expected to launch this spring. There are currently 7,300 CUNA Council members, demonstrating the strength of support for the organization.

In addition, on Monday CUNA announced Troy Stang, president/CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association in Sea Tac, Wash., was elected as the new CUNA board chair. Stang is addressing the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference Tuesday for the first time as board chair.

Also elected to CUNA’s executive committee was Vice Chair Brad Green, president/CEO of the $876 million Listerhill Credit Union in Muscle Shoals, Ala., and a strong proponent of the LSCU.

Other new members are Secretary Tony Budet, president/CEO of the $2.6 billion University Federal Credit Union; Treasurer Lisa Ginter, CEO of the $2.9 billion CommunityAmerica in Lenexa, Kan.; and At-Large Member Caroline Willard, president/CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League in Plano, Texas.

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