Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association. The Association represents more than 175 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 7.3 million consumer members. Under his leadership, the Association continuously strives to position credit unions as the most relevant financial institutions of choice in the marketplace by ensuring the legislative, regulatory, and political environments embrace the most progressive policy environments possible.
The Northwest Credit Union Association has become a formidable public policy influencer, advancing state and federal credit union policy through advocacy efforts with legislators and regulators. Stang is committed to building awareness about credit unions’ not-for profit structure as cooperatives, the value of the tangible benefits they generate and deliver to their members, and the impact they have in communities they serve.
Stang served from 2003-2006 as senior political staff under U.S. Department of the Treasury Cabinet Secretary John Snow, during the George W. Bush Presidential Administration. He has an established and significant body of work in the credit union industry, having previously served as a Vice President at the Texas Credit Union League and as a Senior Vice President for one of the nation’s largest credit unions in Arizona. There he provided oversight of strategic growth and development. Stang began his career as a manager of a central Minnesota credit union.
In March of 2019 Stang was elected Vice Chair of the Credit Union National Association’s Board of Directors. In that role, he also serves as Chairman of CUNA’s Advocacy Committee. Stang has served on CUNA’s Board of Directors since 2013, most recently holding the positions of Secretary and Treasurer.
Stang holds a Master’s Degree from The College of St. Scholastica in St. Paul, Minnesota, a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree from St. Cloud Technical College in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Stang also earned Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) distinction from the National Credit Union Foundation.