Kayla Pulvermacher joins DakCU Advocacy Staff

BISMARCK, ND (December 2, 2020) — The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is pleased to announce an exciting expansion for our advocacy team with the addition of Kayla Pulvermacher as the new State Legislative Director.

Pulvermacher joins the association with a vast amount of legislative and government relations experience, as well as a degree in Political Science from North Dakota State University. Most recently, she served as a policy advisory and account executive for Clearwater Communications where she assisted clients with government relations, policy strategy, and served as lead lobbyist for several nonprofit organizations.

Prior to her work at Clearwater, she served as the director of government relations for the North Dakota Farmers Union, where she coordinated all advocacy activities, including specific issue campaigns and state and federal relations. While employed at Farmers Union, she was named one of Prairie Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” She was also a previous director of government relations for the North Dakota Education Association.

In her new role at DakCU, Kayla Pulvermacher will represent member credit unions in legislative matters, provide updates to the ND Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) and assist with political fundraising objectives. In addition, she will serve as the Executive Director of the Dakota Credit Union Foundation, overseeing fundraising and marketing strategies in coordination with the Foundation Board of Directors.

“I am very excited to welcome Kayla to the DakCUteam as our new State Legislative Director and Foundation Executive Director,” says Jeff Olson, President/CEO. “Her skills and background in association work along with her 16-plus years of legislative experience will be a terrific asset for our association and our affiliated members as we continue to build, enhance, and implement our strategic initiatives and engagement objectives moving forward.”

Kayla will be based in the Bismarck, ND office and may be reached at or 701.250.3948.

Kayla Pulvermacher

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


Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications & Media Specialist
Dakota Credit Union Association
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701-220-2200

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