Historic Partnership Between Credit Union Organizations Strengthens Local Influence

November 5, 2012                                                                                   

Lynn Heider
Northwest Credit Union Association

Char Shinn
Northwest Council, CUES

Historic Partnership Between Credit Union Organizations Strengthens Local Influence

PORTLAND, OR–FEDERAL WAY, WA — The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and the Northwest Council of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) are pleased to announce a partnership sharing professional development resources and networking opportunities.

Both organizations share a focus on development of credit union leaders, and the advancement of the credit union charter. The partnership will offer immediate benefits to member credit unions, with three joint events for executives scheduled in 2013.

“Combining our expertise and our ability to bring national-level training and dialogue to the region is a win-win,” said Troy Stang, NWCUA president and CEO. “We will be able to provide the highest quality of programming to executive events.”

“This partnership will give credit union executives the best of the two organizations,” added Dave Spaulding, chairman of the Northwest Council, CUES.

Partnership events planned next year will offer credit union professionals opportunities to take a deep dive into regulation, legislation and other operational challenges, as well as networking opportunities promoting unity.

Leadership Symposiums scheduled in April and November are one-day events offering credit union leaders the opportunity for open dialogue with regulators and legislators. This interaction allows professionals to build stronger relationships and share concerns.

The Executive Summit, scheduled July 24-26 at Sunriver Resort in Bend, Ore., honors a long-standing CUES tradition combining high-level learning and dialogue with networking activities that promote credit union movement cooperation.

Information about the NWCUA and CUES is available online.


The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association serving 163 of Oregon and Washington’s credit unions and their 4.4 million members. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking support and business solutions to its members. For information on how to join a credit union, please visit http://www.asmarterchoice.org.

For more than 50 years, the Credit Union Executives Society has been committed to advancing the credit union movement by facilitating professional development among credit union professionals in key positions, including leadership, volunteerism and operations.

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