CUNA announces three senior leadership changes

WASHINGTON, DC (June 18, 2018) — Credit Union National Association, the nation’s largest and most influential trade association advocating on behalf of America’s 110 million credit union members, announced three promotions.

Mike Schenk has been named CUNA’s Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Policy Analysis and Chief Economist. During his time with CUNA, Schenk has played a critical role in the organization’s success through exceptional policy analysis. His team is closely integrated into CUNA’s advocacy strategy to produce data, analysis and research that influences policymakers. He was previously Vice President of Research and Policy Analysis.

Trey Hawkins has been named Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action. Hawkins plays an instrumental role in the growth of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), CUNA’s political action committee, and the successful execution of the organization’s political advocacy strategy. He was previously Vice President of Political Affairs.

Vicki Christner has been named Vice President of Strategic  Communications. Christner spearheads the development and implementation of strategies across all communications functions for the organization. Through collaboration with other leaders throughout the association, the strategic communications team works to strengthen credit unions in the marketplace and advance the association’s public policy objectives.

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit


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