CUNA Young Professionals Committee helps develop future industry leaders

WASHINGTON, DC (October 7, 2021) — Supporting CUNA’s efforts to develop emerging credit union industry leaders is the primary objective of the nine-member CUNA Young Professionals Committee. The committee’s key responsibilities include young professional education, leadership development and political Involvement.

“Serving on the National YP Committee is an honor,” said Christian Hartley, branch manager at Kessler FCU. “I walk away from each interaction fired up about the future of credit union young professional development and what that looks like from a national perspective. I’m so thankful to CUNA’s leadership for allowing us this space, and to be willing to hear what is needed to continue the credit union mission for generations to come.”

Committee members are:

  • Deleanna Allen, digital marketing professionalPublic Service CUMichigan
  • Dustin Haynes, public relations manager, Rev FCU, South Carolina
  • Christian Hartley, branch manager, Keesler FCU, Mississippi
  • Staci Hering, manager, outreach and engagement, Illinois Credit Union League, Illinois
  • Laura Massimino, data analystPen Air FCUFlorida
  • Nathalie Mena, branch managerTriangle CUNew Hampshire
  • Armand Parvazi, chief administrative and development officerNew Orleans Firemen’s FCULouisiana
  • Maggie Wolf, development education manager, National Credit Union Foundation, Wisconsin
  • Kirby Wottrich, assistant vice president of branch operations, A+ FCU, Texas

“I’m excited to work with the committee as they serve to provide CUNA with advice and guidance for enhancing young professional-centered initiatives,” said Kienan Shaw, instructional design manager at CUNA. “Their insights are key for us to support young professionals in their roles within the credit union industry.”

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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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