Andrew Kobialka

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 […]

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner is the EVP & Chief Advocacy Officer for the Northwest Credit Union Association. She leads the Association’s federal governmental affairs priorities, working closely with the Northwest 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 […]

John Trull

John Trull

John Trull is the Vice President of Regulatory Advocacy for the Northwest 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 […]

Troy Stang

Troy Stang

Troy Stang serves as the President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA), the trade association representing more than 170 not-for-profit, member-owned credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. More than 8.1 million consumers — 60% of the northwest population — are members of those credit unions. Under Stang’s leadership, the Association is […]

Derek. Sprague

Derek Sprague

Derek Sprague serves as the Director of Finance & Administration for the Northwest Credit Union Association. His primary roles include overseeing the accounting, auditing, and treasury functions for the Association, its subsidiaries, and ancillary organizations. He also assists with facility management. Sprague is a native of the Northwest and graduated with honors from Boise State […]

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Resources for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he leads Strategic Link, which connects credit unions to the most relevant business solutions and emerging technology. Smith previously served as Chief of Staff for the Oregon Secretary of State where he led and coordinated a […]

Danielle Sittu

Danielle Sittu, ABC

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 […]

Corina Ruiz

Corina Ruiz

Corina Ruiz is a Strategic Relationships Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Strategic Link. In her role, Corina connects credit unions with the best partner to ensure success all the way around. She is passionate about progress through innovation while remaining true to the credit union cause. For the past 10 years, Ruiz was […]

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Maija Noll

Maija Noll is the Manager of Community Impact for the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. In this role, she supports NWCUF programs and fundraising efforts. Noll holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Taylor University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She joins the Northwest Credit Union […]

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller

Jenny Miller is the Director of Communications for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, she oversees NWCUA’s weekly newsletter, Anthem, and contributes to it weekly as a lead writer. She also contributes toward the organization’s various communications plans, unifying credit union voices to strengthen the Movement. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in English with […]

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

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 […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

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 […]

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee

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, […]

Pamela Leavitt

Pamela Leavitt is the Oregon State advocacy and grassroots policy advisor for the Northwest 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 […]

Susan Kismarton

Susan Kismarton

Susan Kismarton serves as the Accounting & Administration Coordinator for the Northwest Credit Union Association.  She is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting system, tax filings, payroll assistance, and management of the office environment. Kismarton has a bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics from Colorado State University. She has worked in the field of […]

Jennifer Huggard

Jennifer Huggard

Jennifer Huggard is the senior vice president of administration & governance affairs at the Northwest Credit Union Association. Her main responsibilities include human resources, payroll, and accounting. Huggard earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Washington. After working as an online banking customer contact for KeyBank, she joined the Washington Credit […]

Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

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 […]

Will Hall

Will Hall

Will Hall serves as the Director of Legal Advocacy for the Northwest Credit Union Association, providing compliance expertise to the Association’s member credit unions, helping them navigate the many compliance challenges they face. After graduating from Davidson College in North Carolina, Hall moved to the nation’s capital, where he worked for several years before attending […]