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Lake Trust Credit Union Sends Two Crashers to 2018 CUNA GAC

Wednesday, January 24, 2018  
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Lake Trust Credit Union is pleased to announce that they’ll be sending two young professionals, Angela Loy and Elizabeth Manor, to represent for the Michigan Credit Union League at Crash the GAC 2018, which is organized by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association.

Loy and Manor have been selected by The Cooperative Trust to fill two of the three spots available to individuals representing for Michigan.

Lake Trust Credit Union regularly advocates for credit union members through events such as MCUL’s Hike the Hill, meeting regularly with legislators to share our voice on important credit union issues, and through representation on committees such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Credit Union Advisory Council.

“I am so excited and honored to be a part of this event,” said Lake Trust Credit Union Member Experience Manager, Elizabeth Manor. “It will be such a remarkable opportunity to network with some really great people, experience the credit union movement at a higher level and learn creative ways to better advocate for all credit union members.”


2018 Crashers Angela Loy and Elizabeth Manor, pictured with Member of The Cooperative Trust and 2013 Crasher, Blake Woods, all of LakeTrust Credit Union

Crash the GAC is a career-changing program for credit union young professionals that allows them to experience CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking opportunities and mentoring sessions with industry leaders, previously from organizations such as Filene Research Institute, National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, and CUNA Mutual Group.

“The Crashers program is great for young credit union professionals, for GAC, and for the entire movement,” said CUNA CEO and President Jim Nussle. “The Crashers get to network and participate in the premier event of the credit union industry, the GAC benefits from their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives, and the movement is invigorated by a new generation of fired-up advocates who have learned how to reach out to legislators to effect change.”

Credit Union National Association provides Crashers with a complimentary registration fee to attend the conference, and many state leagues and associations provide scholarships or other financial assistance. This year 78 Crashers will attend Crash the GAC representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“Crashing the GAC in 2013 was a turning point in my life. It gave me purpose; turned a job into a calling, and unlocked doors and opportunities I didn’t know existed,” said Blake Woods, Lake Trust Credit Union Innovation Catalyst and member of The Cooperative Trust. “I am proud to welcome Elizabeth and Angela to The Cooperative Trust, and know they’ll further its goal of empowering young professionals to better shape the future of credit unions.”

“As we continue to grow The Cooperative Trust and Crash opportunities, we’re always challenging ourselves to elevate and advance the program to provide the most impact for young professionals and the credit union system,” says Lauren Culp, Manager of The Cooperative Trust. “We know that it’s more important than ever that young people have a voice and are included in the conversation as we look to the future of our industry. This year, thanks to the generous donations of several forward-thinking credit unions, we’re thrilled to provide the Crash the GAC opportunity to an additional 26 young professionals.”

The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.


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