Jay Kruse named VP of Government Affairs for Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
BISMARCK, ND (October 5, 2015) — The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) has named Jay Kruse Vice President of Government Affairs. Kruse is currently the controller at Service First Federal Credit Union, Sioux Falls, SD, and has previously served as the internal auditor for the financial cooperative. A native of De Smet, SD, he holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Professional Accountancy and in Business Administration and Finance from Dakota State University, Madison, SD. Kruse will begin his new role with the Association in Mid-October.
“I’m very excited to welcome Jay to the CUAD team,” said Jeff Olson, President/CEO of the Credit Union association of the Dakotas. “His five plus years of experience in operations at a credit union and his first hand knowledge on regulatory barriers and the current issues facing our industry will be a vital asset to our members. More importantly, with his passion and leadership on our Government Affairs Committee and as our Political Action Trustee, Jay is a great fit for our Association as we continue to build, enhance, and implement our legislative and regulatory advocacy objectives.”
Headquartered in Bismarck, ND, the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 79 credit unions in North and South Dakota with assets in excess of $6.2 billion and serving over 469,000 credit union members. For more information about CUAD visit our website at www.cuad.coop.
About Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 71 credit unions that employ 2,200 individuals in 221 branches. With more than 500,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.6 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5.2 billion in loans while safely housing more than $6.6 billion in savings. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, CUAD plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about CUAD visit our website at www.cuad.coop.
The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas’ purpose is to build community awareness of Dakota credit unions through support of children’s charities; community and social impact organizations or projects; financial education and financial literacy programs through the credit union chapter system; and to provide higher education scholarships throughout our service region in North and South Dakota.