Nick Etscheid

PODCAST: Young professional makes a big impact

Nick Etscheid makes a difference in the community, gains strategic insight through board service.

May 27, 2021

By day, Nick Etscheid’s job with Amazon Network Services focuses on international businesses. But he wanted to get involved with his local community, make an impact, and gain strategic skills.

The 28-year-old found the opportunity to do that on the board of directors at $690 million asset Verity Credit Union in Seattle.

He was an associate board member for a year before he was elected to the board of directors in 2020.

“There’s no expectation of sitting quietly for any period of time,” says Etscheid, who has been a credit union member since he was a teenager. “They encourage you to ask questions and voice opinions early on as part of the onboarding process. Those were early indicators that I was in the right place.”

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Etscheid speaks about his involvement with the board, why young professionals should consider board service, the best advice he received when he began his board service, and more.

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In this episode:

1:02: Expressing interest via a cold email

3:04: Community involvement

4:22: Speak up early and often

8:36: An open mind and curiosity

10:38: Why young professionals should get involved

13:38: A deep dive to gain understanding