The Cooperative Trust and CUNA seek crashers for the CUNA GAC 2015

Strengthening the future of credit unions, together.

MADISON, WI (December 3, 2014) — The Cooperative Trust in partnership with Credit Union National Association (CUNA) are seeking Crashers for Crash the GAC 2015.

Following on from the most successful Crash the GAC ever, in 2014 and the newly announced three year partnership between The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, both organizations are pleased to bring you applications for Crash the GAC 2015. To apply, go to www.crashthegac.comapplications will close on January 2nd, 2015.

Every Crasher will receive a full conference registration from CUNA. If the chosen Crasher’s credit union can’t cover all of their travel expenses their league may be providing some funding to help too!  More details about available sponsorship can be found on the Crash the GAC site.

“The commitment from both CUNA and The Cooperative Trust to the Crash the GAC program says a great deal about the importance of young adults in the credit union system” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, “looking at the advocacy issues that face credit unions early in one’s career helps set our young professionals up with the right knowledge to help support their credit unions as they become our CEO’s of the future. With a reach across the whole of the United States, Crash the GAC brings a diverse group of future leaders to the forefront of credit unions at the industry’s premier event.”

Crash the GAC will bring young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main event and allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals; previously from the likes of National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.

“We have a terrific opportunity to engage young professionals within credit unions,” said Jim Nussle, president and CEO of CUNA. “These new leaders will be key in helping to position credit unions as Americans’ best financial partner, and therefore to the future success of the movement.”

Head over to to find out more and complete and application form.

Have you got any questions? Email The Cooperative Trust at! Applications are due by January 2nd 2015 with application decisions being made in early January.

The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.

About The Cooperative Trust
The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.

About Filene
Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.

About Credit Union National Association
Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions.

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