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Lauren Culp

Publisher & CEO at CUInsight

As the Cooperative Trust Manager, Lauren leads and empowers a growing community of young advocates for credit unions and cooperative finance. In addition to leading a dozen onsite Crashes each year for hundreds of credit union young professionals, Lauren manages the online Cooperative Trust community, speaks on behalf of Filene to credit union friends around the world, and is currently piloting a mentorship program to connect young credit union talent with senior leaders in the industry.

Lauren participated in Crash the GAC 2016, an experience that jumpstarted her passion for the credit union system. Eager to get involved in shaping the future of cooperative finance, Lauren was accepted into the Filene i3 Class of 2018. After these experiences, Lauren decided to make the move to Madison to join Team Filene and expand her impact on the credit union ecosystem.

Prior to her role at Filene, Lauren spent five years at True North Federal Credit Union in Juneau, Alaska. For the majority of her time there, Lauren worked in business lending focusing on developing community relationships and meeting the needs of small business owners while driving efficiency and accuracy in the back-office. Lauren was a founding member and past-president of the Juneau Rotaract Club, a young adult service organization, where she honed her ability to bring strategic visions to life.

Lauren graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alaska Southeast with her Bachelor of Business Administration and Management where she received the Bob Ellis Award for Outstanding Graduate in Management.

No matter where in the world she is, you can find Lauren every morning with a cup of coffee in her hand. The rest of the time, if not working, she’s probably biking, hiking, playing sports, or reading good books.

The latest from Lauren

  • Blog | | From the Archives

    Weddings, Cars and Credit Unions

    What do weddings, cars and credit union conferences have in common?

    The answer? Crashers! In my (rather biased) opinion, the latter kind are by far the best Crashers. This acclaimed Crash program is led by the Cooperative Trust and brought to you by Filene. With the Trust’s launch of a new website and rebrand earlier this spring, let’s take a fresh look at this award-winning young professional community.

  • Blog | | From the Archives

    Where Do Great Ideas Come From?

    Ever had a great idea pop into your head seemingly out of nowhere? If so, you know it’s difficult to pin down what exactly sparks a novel idea. Here at Filene, we’ve had the pleasure of building a competency of innovation with credit union leaders for over a decade that puts people at the center of innovation, ensures problems are well defined, nurtures innovative problem solving and ultimately drives iterative prototyping and tangible, life changing solutions.