How 288 Credit Union Professionals Will Help Shape the Future of the Northwest Movement

During the NWCUA’s MAXX Convention last fall, Board Chair Jeff Adams and President and CEO Troy Stang invited credit union leaders to look encourage up-and-coming leadership in credit unions who could join the collaborative work of the Movement in the higher calling of committee and task force service.

The Northwest Credit Union Movement stepped up, in a big way. In addition to 202 experienced committee and task force members who will again bring their expertise to the table this year, 86 first-timers are answering the call to serve. In some industries, CEOs and other executives dominate committee seats, but with NWCUA’s call for more diverse and next-generation talent, 45% of this year’s cohort is comprised of professionals who are not in the traditional “C-suite” roles.

“We appreciate the fact that so many new members will be joining us in committee work,” Adams said. “A deeper bench will result in more diverse voices and skillsets, and their fresh ideas will help to propel credit unions into the future.”

Committees and task forces provide insight to the Association in advocacy, improvement of the credit union operating environment, review of emerging financial technology, and a wide range of other opportunities and challenges facing credit unions.

Having more than 200 seasoned committee members working alongside those who are new to the process, will “absolutely amplify the effectiveness of credit unions,” Stang said. “They will play a direct role in placing credit unions at the forefront of innovation and technology exploration and will help to determine the long-term future of policy advancement.”

Visit the 2022 Committees/Task Forces webpage to see a full list of credit union colleagues who will serve this year, and to learn more about the roles of each committee and task force.

For questions about NWCUA’s committees and task forces, please contact Christine Ruzzi, AVP, Enterprise Engagement.

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