Jenny Miller is the Director of Communications for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she is responsible for executive communications and oversees both NWCUA’s social media and weekly newsletter, Anthem, tailored to member credit union staff and leadership, trade press, regulators, and legislators.

Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing from Boise State University. She brings more than nine years of experience in writing, editing, and marketing, having most recently served as an editor and writer at a top newsletter marketing firm. Prior to that, she worked as senior editor at an independent book publisher, editing manuscripts, managing design, and supervising production to bring more than 20 books to market.

In 2022, Miller received the CUNA Marketing and Business Development Council’s Rising Star award for her contributions in communications and marketing. She believes storytelling is an invaluable tool in showcasing credit unions’ “People Helping People” philosophy. She shares a common goal with her colleagues to further the Credit Union Movement through powerful advocacy, strategic collaboration, and impactful stories.

ADDITIONAL MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS TEAM MEMBERS

Mark Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Member Engagement

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2241

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x241

mgonzalez@nwcua.org

Mark Gonzalez serves as the Senior Manager of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he strengthens cooperation and collaboration amongst credit unions within the Northwest by strategically managing programs, initiatives, and events that create new and innovative programs for the region’s Micro-Communities and Councils, increasing credit union awareness and NWCUA […]

Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

VP, Communications & Public Affairs

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2225

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x225

lheider@nwcua.org

Lynn Heider, Northwest Credit Union Association’s Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, leads the Association’s internal and external public relations, public awareness, media outreach, media training, and crisis management efforts. Heider has a wide range of educational experience, starting with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She’s also achieved FEMA Incident Command […]

Andrew Kobialka

Manager, Communications

NWCUA

Phone: 206.651.1828

Toll-free: 800.995.9064

akobialka@nwcua.org

Andrew Kobialka is the Communications Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he is responsible for being the planner, editor, and primary writer of the NWCUA’s weekly Newsletter, Anthem, which informs senior leadership and credit union employees, industry regulators, and the trade press. Kobialka brings NWCUA a wide array of communications, content […]

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

Senior Manager, Events & Programs

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2227

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x227

rlee@nwcua.org

Ryan Lee is the Senior Manager of Events and Programs for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he works with various team members to ensure the operational success of Association events and programs, and deliver a phenomenal experience to Northwest credit unions. He supports the Association’s events and programming efforts with logistics coordination, […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

VP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

NWCUA

Phone: 206.340.4830

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x108

mlovejoy@nwcua.org

Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). In this role, she works with all Association departments. Lovejoy implements project management tools and methodology, assisting staff in meeting their goals. She’s always working to increase staff efficiency by providing these tools and improving workflows. Lovejoy, who has […]

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

Director, Programming

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2220

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x220

hmiller@nwcua.org

Holly Miller serves as Director of Programming for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She collaborates with various teams to create polished events that best serve member credit unions. She assists in developing project plans, coordinating logistics, managing events, database management, and administrative support. She comes to the Association from a background of varied experiences including […]

Christine Ruzzi

AVP, Enterprise Engagement

NWCUA

Phone: 503.350.2206

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x206

cruzzi@nwcua.org

Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take full advantage of the resources available to them through the Association, matching their needs with everything the Association has to offer. Before coming to the Association, Ruzzi spent 16 years in the accounting industry, serving […]

Ben Shuey

Specialist, Digital Marketing & Analytics

NWCUA

Phone: 208.297.5421

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x307

bshuey@nwcua.org

Ben Shuey is the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist. In this role, he is in charge of managing the Association’s website, helping in the creation of the weekly Anthem newsletter, creating relevant marketing and other member communications, and tracking and analyzing web analytics. Shuey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business […]

Danielle Sittu

Danielle Sittu

SVP, Marketing & Communications

NWCUA

Phone: 206.340.4804

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x401

dsittu@nwcua.org

Danielle Sittu is Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she is responsible for developing the Association’s strategic direction for internal and external communications, including public relations, programming and events, digital and print marketing, and social media. She also directs the Association’s member engagement strategy, and […]

Carmen Vigil

Carmen Vigil

AVP, Member Engagement

NWCUA

Phone: 206.340.4817

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x122

cvigil@nwcua.org

Carmen Vigil serves as the Assistant Vice President of Member Engagement for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role she has the pleasure of connecting with various micro-communities across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho including Credit Union Chapters, Councils, Leaders of Small Credit Unions, Young Credit Union Professionals, Alumni of Western CUNA Management School, and […]