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, as a native Idahoan, is excited to help Idaho credit unions connect with their local legislators and statewide government officials. Fitzgerald also serves as treasurer for the ICULAC PAC, and assists the GoWest team with federal lobbying and ongoing grassroots outreach efforts.
Prior to joining GoWest, Fitzgerald was the managing partner for a government affairs and association management firm in Idaho, advocating for a variety of legislative subjects and specific policy initiatives at both the state and federal levels. He previously served as the director of the Washington, D.C. office for the State of Idaho and Governor Dirk Kempthorne. During his tenure, he successfully advocated for federal legislation, programs and appropriations that were priorities for the governor, the Idaho legislature and state agencies. Fitzgerald was previously a part of the legislative staff for then-U. S. Senator Kempthorne. He has worked as a legislative consultant for leading associations and corporations on issues regarding transportation, telecommunications, education, public lands and federal procurement.
Fitzgerald graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Criminal Justice/Political Science. He is an experienced public affairs, communications, and government relations professional and brings his diverse background and knowledge to NWCUA.
As a long-time credit union member, Fitzgerald is passionate about the “People Helping People” mantra that defines the credit union movement.
ADDITIONAL ADVOCACY TEAM MEMBERS
VP, Legislative Affairs for Washington
GoWest Credit Union Association
Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x102
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 […]
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 […]
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
GoWest Credit Union Association
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 […]