Three Dakotans selected for GAC scholarships

BISMARCK, ND (March 1, 2021)

Three credit union professionals from the Dakotas have been selected as “GAC Crashers” and will be attending the Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) this week. Typically held in Washington, DC with over 5,000 attendees annually, this year the event has gone virtual from due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Representing the Dakotas, from University FCU (Grand Forks, ND) Nanci Wilson; from East River FCU (Madison, SD) Erica Clements; and from North Star Community CU (Maddock, ND) Elizabeth Colby.

Along with the GAC Crasher group made up of young credit union professionals from across the country, they will be attending many of the general sessions as well as special programming just for Crashers. “The Crasher program will have an enormous impact on the careers, goals, and professional development of these emerging credit union leaders,” says Jeff Olson, Dakota Credit Union Association President/CEO.

Crashers are selected by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA). Crash the GAC gives credit union professionals under the age of 35 the chance to attend the biggest credit union event of the year, where they will hear and learn from credit union executives and thought leaders from across the country, including influential legislators, policymakers, and credit union experts on the political landscape and its effect on credit unions.

Nanci Wilson

Erica Clements

Elizabeth Colby

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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