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Crash the GAC Returns with its 14th Cohort in 2023!

Applications for The Cooperative Trust’s Crash the GAC are now open!

Filene Research Institute, the Cooperative Trust and CUNA are pleased to announce that Crash the GAC is bringing back its 14th cohort to Washington D.C. Applications for Crash the GAC are now open and the deadline to apply is Friday, December 2, 2022.

Crash the GAC is a non-stop, career-changing program for credit union emerging leaders and young professionals that allows them to participate in the industry’s largest advocacy conference with complimentary registration, exclusive networking opportunities, leadership development opportunities, and mentoring sessions with industry leaders.

“Crashing the CUNA GAC is one of the best ways for young credit union professionals to experience the credit union movement’s premier advocacy event,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “‘Crashing” gives these promising individuals an opportunity to learn about key issues, form connections with other future leaders, and deepen their appreciation for the credit union difference.”

The Cooperative Trust is aiming to bring 50 Crashers to this year’s conference – one from each state.

The connections made at CUNA GAC are a catalyst to building a life-long network of passionate credit union advocates.

“The energy and enthusiasm surrounding Crash the GAC has been the spark for the Cooperative Trust every single year,” Filene’s Director for Community Development, Cortney Arnold, commented. “The Cooperative Trust and the Crash Program provides exceptional experiences to help emerging leaders develop their careers and Crash the GAC kicks us off. Most importantly, the connections made at CUNA GAC are a catalyst to building a life-long network of passionate credit union advocates.”

Crash the GAC and other Crash events throughout the year are designed to spark new ways of thinking and build lasting relationships for emerging leaders and rising talent within the credit union industry. Crashers will leave the nation’s capital with a new hunger to help strengthen their communities and organizations. This highly competitive opportunity is a launching pad for many emerging professionals’ careers and gives them the confidence and insight to make a profound and lasting impact in the industry.

Crash the GAC is brought to you by the Cooperative Trust and Filene Research Institute and is made possible by the generous support of CUNA, with help from League partners.