Canepa Bang is EVP, Industry Relations for Strategic Link partner CO-OP Financial Services.
Northwest credit union advocates capped the second full day of the Governmental Affairs Conference by paying tribute to two of their own at the Wegner Awards dinner and gala in Washington, D.C. Earlier, delegates heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, NCUF Executive Director Gigi Hyland and others.
Partly for her role helping to establish and build a national presence for Credit Unions for Kids, Sarah Canepa Bang is receiving the Herb Wegner award for Individual Achievement. She reflects on the success of the credit union movement’s “charity of choice.”
Sarah Canepa Bang still can’t believe she’ll be on stage before hundreds of credit union professionals early next year, accepting one of the movement’s highest honors—the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. In her own words, Canepa Bang answers our questions about her colorful and accomplished career.
Sarah Canepa Bang, a key executive with CO-OP Shared Branching–FSCC, LLC and a driving force behind Credit Unions for Kids, wins the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Before assuming her nationally prominent role with CO-OP-FSCC, LLC, Bang had strong roots with Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions.
In a move that unifies credit union shared branching services, Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc. announced that it will combine operations with CO-OP Financial Services, effective early in 2012.
Northwest credit unions are expected to benefit as Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC) and CO-OP Financial Services combine operations. FSCC President and CEO Sarah Bang said Northwest credit unions were among the first to embrace the shared branching concept.