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The GAC from a Crasher's Perspective

Tuesday, March 04, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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Submitted by Preston Ford



Educational Credit Union's Preston Ford
(second from left) joins others Crashers
from Hawaii, Conneticut, and Arizona


Late nights, early mornings, and hopefully lifelong friends is the best way to describe the adventure to Washington, D.C. as this year’s Kansas “Crasher.”  This was my first trip to Washington and I would have to say the overall experience was priceless.

2014 had the biggest “Crasher” group to date so there was no shortage of great ideas or perspectives when talking about credit inion related topics. 

Being part of the “Crasher” group was an honor because I was surrounded by extremely passionate and highly motivated young professionals that understand helping our members is priority #1. 

CUNA and The Filene Institute came together to bring multiple speakers to our “Crasher” special sessions and they provided everyone the opportunity to discuss ideas that have helped their members.

I would highly recommend that if a CEO or supervisor sees that spark in one of their younger credit union employees, please encourage them  to apply to be next year’s GAC “Crasher” because they will bring back fresh ideas and a contagious motivation that will help take your credit union to the next level.  Since the future of credit unions lie with the young professionals, it will be a bright one.