TFCU GAC Crashers

Tinker Federal Credit Union Among Nationwide GAC Crashers

February 23, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) employee Royce Webster was selected by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to attend Crash the GAC. Webster, a financial educator at TFCU, who specializes in teaching young students the importance of financial literacy, was among young professionals across the country chosen to attend.

“I was really excited to be selected as a GAC Crasher,” said Webster. “It was great to meet with and have the ear of industry leaders, as well as our nation’s leaders.”

The Governmental Affairs Conference is held annually by CUNA for credit union leaders to meet with legislators, policy makers and credit union experts to discuss issues affecting credit unions. All Crashers received a complimentary registration from CUNA to attend the GAC.

Crash the GAC brings young credit union professionals together, running a tailored program alongside the main event, allowing for mentor sessions with key individuals from institutions such as National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, Filene Research Institute and CUNA Mutual Group.

“This opportunity gave me the chance to learn more about the issues that face credit unions and discuss them with our nation’s decision makers,” says Webster.

“The commitment from both CUNA and The Cooperative Trust to the Crash the GAC program says a great deal about the importance of young adults in the credit union system” says James Marshall, Manager of The Cooperative Trust, “Looking at the advocacy issues that face credit unions early in one’s career helps set our young professionals up with the right knowledge to help support their credit unions as they become our CEOs of the future. With a reach across the United States, Crash the GAC brings a diverse group of future leaders to the forefront of credit unions at the industry’s premier event.”

Crash the GAC is sponsored by The Cooperative Trust and CUNA, in association with Credit Union Leagues/Associations.

TFCU is the largest credit union in Oklahoma, with over $3 billion in assets and over 300,000 members.

About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by the Filene Research Institute and made possible by CUNA Mutual Group, the Trust connects and enables several hundred young people fighting for the future of socially responsible finance through meet-ups, mentorships and collective action.
About Filene: Filene Research Institute is an independent, consumer finance think and do tank dedicated to scientific and thoughtful analysis about issues affecting the future of credit unions, retail banking and cooperative finance. Filene is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Nearly 1,000 members make the Institute’s research, innovation and impact programs possible.
About Credit Union National Association: Credit Union National Association (CUNA), based in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wisconsin, is the premier national trade association serving America’s credit unions.