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Denali Federal Credit Union has its Crasher

Jenkins to represent Alaska Credit Union League


Leeanthony Jenkins


Anchorage, Alaska – Leeanthony Jenkins, Retail Sales Manager of Denali Federal Credit Union’s City Hall branch, has been selected to attend “Crash the GAC” by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association and represent the Alaska Credit Union League. Young credit union professionals from across Alaskan submitted video applications to attend the event, and Jenkins’ video won over the judges from the Alaska Credit Union League.


Crash the GAC brings young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main Government Affairs Council (GAC) event and allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals. This year’s GAC event occurs February 6 to March 2, 2017.


“The Crasher program and its enthusiastic participants have truly become a staple of the GAC experience. I’m always in awe of this group’s excitement and passion for credit unions,” said Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. “I very much look forward to working with them throughout the week to build up their confidence as future credit union leaders, and also to gain their critical, fresh perspectives on the direction of our industry, and what it means to them to advocate for credit unions on Capitol Hill.”


All Crashers receive a complimentary registration to attend GAC, from Credit Union National Association.


“We are so excited to bring fifty young professionals to Washington D.C. this year,” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust. “With a new administration in place, it is more important than ever for our young credit union professionals to be at the CUNA GAC and we’re privileged to be able to provide the opportunity.”


About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.


About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.


About Credit Union National Association: Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America's credit unions.


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