Joe Adamack is the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the GoWest Credit Union Association in Washington. In this role, he represents the interests of the state’s 85 credit unions and their members before the Legislature, statewide elected officials, and agencies to ensure state laws and rules support and foster a positive regulatory environment that allows credit unions to best serve their members. Adamack also oversees the association’s political activities by managing the Credit Union Legislative Action Fund supporting candidates for legislative and statewide office.
Prior to joining GoWest Adamack worked for seven years as staff in the Washington State Senate where he managed public affairs, media relations, and external advocacy on behalf of multiple state legislators. During his time there he became a key staffer on the state operating budget, tax policy, education, transportation, and a variety of other issues. He has also worked at the county and city levels of government and advised on legislative and statewide ballot initiative campaigns.
Adamack, a lifelong Washington resident, attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where he studied history, politics, and government, graduating as a Coolidge Otis Chapman Honors Scholar. He served as a local planning commissioner and was elected chairman for three of his five years on the panel.
Credit unions have long been a priority and point of pride in his family, with his great-grandfather having been a co-founder of a local credit union, with the institution’s first-ever account still remaining in his family to this day. Adamack looks forward to working with credit union leaders and their members to ensure they are well represented and successful in state government.
ADDITIONAL ADVOCACY TEAM MEMBERS
Manager, Grassroots Advocacy
Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x309
Jordan Beyer is Grassroots Advocacy Manager for the GoWest Credit Union Association. In this role, he has the pleasure of working closely with credit union leaders and their staff in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to help them better understand their role as credit union advocates. Beyer enjoys being a storyteller, conveying to elected officials on […]
VP, Legislative Affairs for Idaho
Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x306
Ryan Fitzgerald is the GoWest Credit Union Association Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the State of Idaho. Fitzgerald works on behalf of Idaho credit unions and their members to advocate for sound policy and legislation that is beneficial and supportive of the credit union movement. He’s a passionate advocate for credit union interests and, […]
Policy Advisor, Advocacy & Grassroots for Oregon
Pamela Leavitt is the Oregon State advocacy and grassroots policy advisor for the GoWest Credit Union Association. Leavitt contributes to the coordination of the Association’s governmental affairs activities in the Oregon Legislature, with emphasis on establishing effective credit union participation in the legislative and political process. She helps manage the legislative agenda and works with […]
VP, Regulatory Advocacy
Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x209
John Trull is the Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy for the GoWest Credit Union Association. He works to advocate credit unions’ opinions and positions to Federal and State Regulators to ensure reasonable non-burdensome regulations are promulgated. In addition to monitoring regulatory development and participating in the rulemaking processes where appropriate, Trull serves as a contact […]
EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer
Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x224
Jennifer Wagner is the EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer for the GoWest Credit Union Association. She leads the Association’s federal governmental affairs priorities, working closely with the congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. as well as in our region. Wagner oversees the Association’s grassroots advocacy programs and initiatives to raise political action funds to support candidates […]