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WCCU’s Gervasini named ‘Crasher’ at Government Affairs Conference in DC

Westerly Community Credit Union is proud to announce that Kevin Gervasini, Consumer Loan Officer, has been named by the Cooperative Credit Union Association as a ‘Crasher’. He will be representing Rhode Island for the upcoming Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

The ‘Crash the GAC' program was created to help credit union young professionals experience CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking opportunities and mentoring sessions with industry leaders previously from organizations such as Filene Research Institute, National Credit Union Foundation, Credit Union National Association, and CUNA Mutual Group.

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Paul Gentile explains, ‘This is a terrific program to get our younger leaders more exposure to the GAC. It's a great opportunity to network, learn about the vital issues affecting credit unions, and get a feel for the advocacy effort that happens at GAC.’

When asked his reaction to being chosen, Kevin replied, ’The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes, and I'm humbled to be chosen to crash this year's GAC!’

To be considered for a ‘Crasher’, potential candidates needed to meet the following criteria: be under the age of 35, complete an online application, and submit a (1) minute video explaining why they would be the best choice to represent their state. Kevin was chosen from many applications submitted from Credit Unions throughout Rhode Island.

CUNA provides Crashers with a complimentary registration fee to attend the conference. This year 78 Crashers will 'Crash the GAC' - representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information about GAC, please visit CCUA.org.

About Westerly Community Credit Union: Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its members achieve financial success. It currently serves over 18,000 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in South Kingstown (South County Commons), Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Membership is open to all who reside or work in RI & New London County, CT. Recently, the Westerly Community Credit Union was awarded 1st place as the fastest-growing and most innovative company in the State of RI by the Providence Business News, as well as #1 Best Bank in the Westerly Sun’s 2016 and 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.

About Cooperative Credit Union Association: The Cooperative Credit Union Association represents the credit unions in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Delaware. The credit unions of these four states have joined together to ensure that they can, individually and collectively, provide consumers with outstanding financial services. The Association is, first and foremost, an advocate for its member credit unions. The most important role it plays is to represent the interests of credit unions before Congress and state legislatures, regulatory bodies and the public.

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