Say Hello to New Jersey’s 2018 Crasher!

HIGHTSTOWN N.J. – The New Jersey Credit Union League is pleased to announce that Allison Macey, Business Development Manager at Garden Savings Federal Credit Union, has been selected to attend Crash the GAC 2018 by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA)!

Macey was also chosen as New Jersey’s Crasher back in 2016.

"To be chosen as a Crasher, again, is truly an honor,” said Macey. “I'm ecstatic to be awarded this opportunity to learn from some of the brightest minds in the credit union industry and work alongside them to better the future of credit unions."

Crash the GAC is a career-changing program for young credit union professionals that allows them to experience CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking opportunities and mentoring sessions with industry leaders, previously from organizations such as Filene Research Institute, National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, and CUNA Mutual Group.

“The Crashers program is great for young credit union professionals, for GAC, and for the entire movement,” said CUNA CEO and President Jim Nussle. “The Crashers get to network and participate in the premier event of the credit union industry, the GAC benefits from their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives, and the movement is invigorated by a new generation of fired-up advocates who have learned how to reach out to legislators to effect change.”

CUNA provides Crashers with a complimentary registration to attend the conference.

“The young professionals chosen for the Crash program are also emerging credit union leaders,” said NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil. “The Crash program gives these future credit union executives an opportunity to step into the shoes of current leaders, learn about the credit union philosophy first-hand, and become immersed in the political advocacy movement.”

This year, 78 Crashers will attend Crash the GAC representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“As we continue to grow The Cooperative Trust and Crash opportunities, we’re always challenging ourselves to elevate and advance the program to provide the most impact for young professionals and the credit union system,” said Lauren Culp, manager of The Cooperative Trust. “We know that it’s more important than ever that young people have a voice and are included in the conversation as we look to the future of our industry. This year, thanks to the generous donations of several forward-thinking credit unions, we’re thrilled to provide the Crash the GAC opportunity to an additional 26 young professionals.”

The Crash the GAC is brought to you by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.