Record-breaking 100 young CU professionals ‘Crash the GAC’

Record-breaking 100 young professionals 'Crash the GAC'

Follow the Crashers on social media via #CrashTheGAC19.

March 10, 2019

CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle welcomed a record-breaking class of “crashers” Sunday at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC).

Crashers are young credit union professionals who attend the CUNA GAC with a complimentary registration sponsored by The Cooperative Trust and Filene Research Institute. The program is made possible with the support of CUNA and help from credit union leagues and associations.

This year’s 100 Crashers are the biggest class to date, marking the 10th year of the program.

“We’re excited to welcome a record-breaking class of Crashers to the GAC, as our young professionals are one of the most important priorities in the credit union movement,” Nussle says. “They are the future of the movement, and there’s no bones about it. They’ll be the board members, the CEOs, the leaders of the credit union movement who will ensure it stays strong and vital. This is a generation that’s going to find new ways to serve communities we’ve never dreamed of.”



The Crashers got a brief preview of topics Nussle will discuss during his keynote address Monday. The CUNA president/CEO also answered questions ranging from what his typical day looks like to how young professionals can make an impact in their fields while learning from others’ experiences.

Throughout the conference, the Crashers will attend regular sessions in addition to networking and other events.

Crashers will document their experience on social media using the hashtag #CrashTheGAC19.

►Read more conference coverage from CUNA News, and get live updates on Twitter via @CUNA_News,@cumagazine, @CUNA, and by using the #CUNAGAC hashtag. You can also follow the conference on Facebook and Instagram. For a complete schedule and information on keynote speakers and breakout sessions, visit the CUNA GAC event page.