Harvester Financial Credit Union has its Crasher!

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 19, 2018) — Harvester Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Olson has been selected to attend Crash the GAC 2018 by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Associationto represent theIndiana Credit Union League!

“I am honored to be selected to attend Crash the GAC 2018 and to have a unique opportunity to collaborate with other young professionals. I’m also looking forward to learning more about how regulations are affecting our industry and what I can do to make an impact.”

-Elizabeth Olson

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.

“I am glad that someone from our team was selected to Crash the GAC.She cares about the credit union movement and I know that this will be a valuable experience for her.

– Bryan Fluke

“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

About Harvester Financial Credit Union

Harvester Financial Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving Marion and Shelby Counties.  Based on a philosophy of conservative soundness, the credit union’s mission is to “provide courteous, friendly and quality financial services to their membership at fair and favorable rates and terms.” Harvester Financial CU makes banking easy with two branch locations, a mobile-friendly website, a mobile banking app, and shared branching which allows their members to have access to over 5,000 shared branches nationwide. To learn more about Harvester Financial Credit Union, visit their website at

About The Cooperative Trust

The Cooperative Trust, with its award-winning Crash programming, is the international community of young credit union professionals, brought to you by Filene Research Institute and made possible by Credit Union National Association. To learn more, check it out live at

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 more than 100 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

About Filene

Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.


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