John Alexander joins Dakota CU Association advocacy team
BISMARCK, ND (October 17, 2023) — Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is very pleased to announce the latest addition to our team as John Alexander joins the association this week as Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs.
John brings expertise in political communications, legislative management, and volunteer engagement to the DakCU organization. With previous experience in intelligence analysis, advancing key legislation, and enhancing advocacy efforts through strategic planning and effective team management, he will be a great asset to association advocacy efforts. John also has extensive experience in project management and event planning in the non-profit sector.
His primary responsibility at DakCU will be to assist the association in meeting legislative and regulatory objectives. Specifically, he will guide legislative affairs and coordinate the political action committee in North Dakota, and lead regulatory advocacy efforts.
“John brings a wealth of experience in advancing legislative policy from both the Texas State House and the Texas State Senate,” says DakCU President/CEO, Jeff Olson. “He also has an extensive understanding of policy education and training from his time working at the Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C. We are extremely excited to have John on our advocacy team to help lead our legislative and regulatory affairs. His vast experience and successful background in training and advancing policy issues will be an asset in our credit union advocacy and engagement strategy moving forward,” he added.
Prior to joining DakCU, John was the acting regional coordinator for The Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., where he helped lead a team focused on impactful activism events and engagement. Prior to that, he was employed as a senior intern for the U.S. Senate; a contract field organizer for a grassroots political group; and worked as a legislative director for the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, TX.
John is a fourth-generation Texan and a Navy Veteran who served as an intelligence analyst and operations specialist onboard the USS Kearsarge. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political communication from the University of Texas at Austin. “As I step into my role at DakCU, I am filled with excitement and gratitude,” he stated. “Together, we have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the world of advocacy.”
He continues, “I am thrilled to be part of this dedicated team and eager to help lead our legislative and regulatory affairs. Every fresh start brings with it the promise of growth and opportunity, and I look forward to contributing my experience and passion to our shared goals, making a positive impact. I am honored to join DakCU and embark on this new journey,” he concluded.
John will be making his home in Bismarck, North Dakota, and will be working from the DakCU office located at 2005 North Kavaney Drive.
About Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU)
The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is the professional financial trade association serving 64 credit unions that employ nearly 2,200 individuals across the Dakotas. With more than 531,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets exceeding $10.6 billion. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, DakCU 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 visit our website.