St. Petersburg, FL, March 5, 2012 – PSCU is again sponsoring a select group of 15 young credit union leaders, known as the Crashers, at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference. Crashers will attend mentoring sessions with system leaders and outings with state representatives.
The Crashers will be also be tasked with designing new ways for credit unions to use the cooperative model to grow their business, improve their communities, and heighten advocacy. The Crasher group with the most promising initiative, chosen by a panel of judges, will present their concept and results at CUNA’s Community & Growth Conference in October 2012.
“We support the Crashers because we want to involve younger credit union leaders in the development of creative new ideas that can help move the credit union industry forward. Our commitment is to be a bold payments innovator that equips credit unions to grow and prosper by addressing the current and future needs of their members,” said Michael Kelly, President and CEO, PSCU. “As part of our new corporate culture, we are also sending our own group of young PSCU professionals to join the Crashers at the conference.”
This is the third event PSCU sponsored as a way for the cooperative to connect with the under-30 generation.
Since the inaugural “Crash the GAC” in 2010, Crashers projects have included founding the Austin Cooperative Think Tank, designing mentorship programs for New York state and Suncoast Schools Credit Union, and initiating regional advocacy events and meetings across the United States for young credit union professionals. Crash the GAC is a project of The Cooperative Trust, a Filene project and is supported by CUNA Mutual Group.
Established in 1977, PSCU (St. Petersburg, Fla.) is the nation's largest credit union service organization (CUSO) and serves more than 1,500 financial institutions nationwide. As a non-profit cooperative, the company is owned by more than 680 member credit unions representing 16 million credit, debit, prepaid, online bill payment, mobile and electronic banking accounts. Comprehensive 24/7/365 member support is delivered through four Contact Centers located throughout the United States that handle more than 18 million inquiries a year.
PSCU's MōPRO initiative marries emerging technologies with proven strategies and empowers the CUSO to lead the industry in developing innovative payments solutions. This new culture of engagement, agility and energy can enhance both revenue and market share for member-owner credit unions. For more information, visit PSCU's website at www.pscu.com.