Crash the GAC



Aspire FCU's Melissa Nesi Selected as N.J.'s Young Professional to 'Crash' CUNA's GAC

Melissa Nesi, Marketing Associate at Aspire FCU, has been selected as N.J.'s young professional representative to "Crash" and attend the 2014 CUNA Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington D.C., February 23-27.

CUNA and the Cooperative Trust—a young professionals group through the Filene Research Institute—have partnered with state leagues to choose up to 51 young credit union professionals from each state and D.C. to take part in the Crash event. In addition to the core schedule of GAC events, Crashers will attend exclusive speaker sessions and explore opportunities for young adults to help promote credit unions locally and nationally.

"It's important that we provide our young credit union leaders with experiences like Crash the GAC that will help them to grow our industry for years to come," said NJCUL President/CEO Greg Michlig. "Considering the regulatory and legislative challenges that credit unions face today, it's hard to imagine a more critical area for this group to focus on."

Each crasher will receive a full GAC conference registration from CUNA and a Cooperative Trust membership. Travel, hotel, and food costs are the responsibility of the crasher and their credit union, but NJCUL will provide travel and hotel reimbursement for the crasher from New Jersey.

Crash events have been successful over the past several years in providing young, motivated credit union employees with opportunities to take part in top industry events like CUNA GAC that they might not otherwise be able to attend. With 51 Crashers and a record number of applications received, the 2014 Crash the CUNA GAC will be the largest Crash event to date.

More information about the GAC can be found on CUNA's Web site. Details about the Crash the GAC can be found on the event's Web site and please see the Cooperative Trust's Web site to stay informed on future Crash opportunities.