Nationals deliver World Series championship, Cornerstone Credit Union League to deliver BBQ to MD|DC Credit Union Association

COLUMBIA, MD (November 1, 2019) — Cornerstone Credit Union League’s president/CEO Caroline Willard and MD|DC Credit Union Association’s president/CEO John Bratsakis agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of the World Series. Now that the Washington Nationals have bested the Houston Astros, it’s time to settle up!

MD|DC Credit Union Association (MD|DC CUA) staff members are ready for some tasty barbecue from Hard Eight BBQ in Texas courtesy of the Cornerstone Credit Union League. The wager between the Leagues representing credit unions in Washington, D.C. and Texas also includes a change up for the loser’s logo. Cornerstone Credit Union League’s social media profile pictures are sporting a new look for 48 hours — the Nationals logo.

“We look forward to savoring the Nationals win with authentic Texas barbeque,” said John Bratsakis, president/CEO of MD|DC Credit Union Association. “The curly ‘W’ logo adds a touch of class to Cornerstone Credit Union League’s social media sites. Congratulations to our team in Washington for defying the odds and finishing the fight, and to the Astros for a hard-fought World Series.”

“Congratulations to the Nationals for winning the World Series and our Astros for an outstanding season,” said Caroline Willard, CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union League. “We understand the MD|DC Credit Union Association is eager for some authentic Texas barbeque. It’s a win for our credit union league if we can put our ‘people helping people’ philosophy to work by helping staff at the Association in Maryland and DC get a taste of some real food!”

About MD|DC Credit Union Association

The MD|DC Credit Union Association is a regional trade association representing credit unions  and their 2.2 million members in Maryland and the DC region. The Association provides  advocacy, education and business solutions to credit unions which are not-for profit, member owned financial cooperatives.

About Cornerstone Credit Union League

Cornerstone Credit Union League is the nation’s largest regional credit union trade association, serving more than 500 credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Cornerstone exists to advance the success of credit unions in the region through legislative and grassroots advocacy; regulatory and compliance support; training, educational, and networking opportunities; essential communications related to the news and information affecting the credit union industry; and other products and services that establish Cornerstone as the essential partner for credit unions. For more information, visit or contact Jon Gorman, Communications & Outreach SVP, 800.442.5762, ext. 6412 (toll free),


Michelle Byrnie-Parker 

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