Nevada has its Crasher! Great Basin Federal Credit Union’s Jenna Wilkins selected to attend crash the GAC 2019

RENO, NV (January 24, 2019) — Great Basin Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Jenna Wilkins has been selected to attend Crash the GAC 2019 by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to represent Nevada.

“I’m so excited, not only to represent my credit union, but also my entire state!,” said Wilkins, a marketing coordinator at Great Basin FCU. “The opportunity to be part of the larger credit union movement is unreal.”

Crash the GAC is a non-stop, career-changing program for credit union young professionals that allows them to participate in the industry’s largest advocacy conference with complimentary registration, exclusive networking opportunities, leadership development tools, and mentoring sessions with industry leaders from organizations such as Filene Research Institute, CUNA, and National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).

“The Crashers program is a great opportunity for young credit union professionals, the conference, and the entire movement at large,” said CUNA CEO and President Jim Nussle. “Crashers at the GAC will have the opportunity to network and participate in the premier event of the credit union industry. We will all benefit greatly from their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives as the movement is invigorated by a new generation of advocates.”

CUNA 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 100 Crashers will attend Crash the GAC representing every state in the nation for the Cooperative Trust’s 10th Crash the GAC event ever.

Great Basin CEO Jennifer Denoo said: “We are so excited that Jenna will be attending this event with so many other great young credit union professionals. The GAC experience is one like no other, and I have no doubt Jenna will soak it all in and come back home with a strengthened passion for the work that she and other credit union advocates do in our communities every day.”

“As the Cooperative Trust and Crash program grow and evolve, we continue to see positive impact on the careers of young professionals in the credit union space,” said Cooperative Trust Manager Lauren Culp. “As we know developing this next generation of credit union leaders is critical to our success as an industry, we’re thrilled to work with CUNA to offer the opportunity to even more young professionals this year than ever before.”

Crash the GAC and other Crash events throughout the year are designed to spark new ways of thinking and build lasting relationships for young professionals within the credit union industry. Crashers will leave the nation’s capital with a new hunger to help strengthen their communities and organizations. This highly competitive opportunity is a launching pad for many young professionals’ careers and gives them the confidence and insight to make a profound and lasting impact in the industry.

Crash the GAC is brought to you by the Cooperative Trust and Filene Research Institute and is made possible by the generous support of CUNA, and with help from League partners.

Jenna Wilkins

About Great Basin Federal Credit Union

Great Basin Federal Credit Union was established in 1951 as a 50 member credit union open to employees of the Reno-Bell Phone Company. In the past 69 years, Great Basin Federal Credit Union has grown to almost 20,000 members and over $186 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Washoe County. Great Basin Federal Credit Union is committed to providing an honest, fair, and personal banking experience to the community and strives to be member- loved. For more information, please visit or call 775.333.4228.

About Filene

Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting consumer financial wellness, the future of credit unions, and cooperative finance. Founded 30 years ago as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Filene moves credit unions forward with research and incubation support. For more information, visit and @fileneresearch.

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 15 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


Jenna Wilkins
Marketing Coordinator
Great Basin Federal Credit Union
(775) 789-3130

Courtney Bravo
Project Manager
Uncommn Marketing Partners

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