CO-OP announces THINK 19 crashers program for young credit union professionals

Free registration, lodging available for May 6-9 conference in Miami Beach; Applications available at

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (February 13, 2019) — For the second year running, CO-OP Financial Services and Filene are bringing The Cooperative Trust’s crasher program for young credit union professionals to the THINK conference, with free registration and lodging for THINK 19.

“The THINK Crashers program is particularly relevant to our THINK 19 conference theme of ‘Opportunity Never Rests,’” said Samantha Paxson, Chief Experience Officer, CO-OP Financial Services. “THINK Crashers is a dynamic experience designed for young professional education, leadership development, mentorship and networking. In addition to having full access to conference content, we will be providing specifically curated content for the high-potential, rising stars who will make up the THINK 19 crashers.”

Applications are now available for credit union staffers ages 35 and younger at The deadline for submitting applications for the program is March 15, with THINK 19 Crashers being notified on March 25. THINK 19 is being held May 6-9, 2019, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Florida.

Among the unique opportunities that will be made available to the crashers are interacting with THINK 19 keynote speakers and being mentored by CO-OP leaders and credit union leaders who make up CO-OP’s Co-Creation Councils.

“It was a really good experience being able to sit down with so many important businesspeople and network with people my age who are excited about the credit union movement,” said Marlie Russell, Card Services Representative at Dupaco Community Credit Union (, and a THINK 18 Crasher. “Being at THINK took me outside of what I normally do, and it inspired me to think outside the box.”

Through March 8, credit union personnel of all ages can take advantage of CO-OP’s winter registration pricing, available at $1,799, $200 off the full registration fee of $1,999. Online registration is available at

Now in its 12th year, THINK is a year-round platform for credit union collaboration, innovation and evolution. Visit to access the wide variety of learning opportunities, including THINK Review magazine, THINK blog and videos from past THINK conferences.

For more information on THINK 19, visit

About CO-OP Financial Services

CO-OP Financial Services is a payments and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. CO-OP payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service. For more information, visit


Bill Prichard, APR
Director, Public Relations
CO-OP Financial Services
(909) 532-9416

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