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 legislators on the over two hundred bills introduced each legislative session impacting credit unions. Additionally, her responsibilities included establishing forums for credit unions and Oregon elected officials to effectively interact, assisting in coordinating the Association’s political action fund-raising activities for the state PAC, CULAF, and enhancing credit union knowledge of candidates and elections throughout the state of Oregon.

Leavitt began her career working in the US Senate in Washington, DC. She started as an intern and worked her way up to legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate and worked several issues, including financial institutions. Leavitt then worked on Capitol Hill for six years. During her time on Capitol Hill, Leavitt got a chance to meet with northwest credit union professionals as the Oregon Credit Union League made annual trips to DC. She then became the first director of legislative affairs for the association.

Leavitt appreciates that credit unions change peoples’ lives for the better on a daily basis. She believes that “People Helping People” is not just a motto, but a concept engrained in the culture of credit unions.

ADDITIONAL ADVOCACY TEAM MEMBERS

Joe Adamack

VP, Legislative Affairs for Washington

GoWest Credit Union Association

Phone: 206.340.4812

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x102

jadamack@gowest.org

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 […]

Jordan Beyer

Jordan Beyer

Manager, Grassroots Advocacy

GoWest

Phone: 208.350.6509

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x309

jbeyer@gowest.org

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 […]

Ryan Fitzgerald

Ryan Fitzgerald

VP, Legislative Affairs for Idaho

Phone: 208.350.6116

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x306

rfitzgerald@gowest.org

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, […]

John Trull

John Trull

VP, Regulatory Advocacy

Phone: 503.350.2209

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x209

jtrull@gowest.org

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 […]

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer

GoWest Credit Union Association

Phone: 503.350.2224

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x224

jwagner@gowest.org

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 […]