SOCU Young Professional Selected to Crash the 2014 CUNA GAC

January 24th, 2014

Ryan Neumann joins credit union young professionals for 5th annual Crash the GAC

Streator, IL – Ryan Neumann, Branch Manager at Bulldog Credit Union will Crash the 2014 CUNA Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC from February 23-27.

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and The Cooperative Trust partnered with state credit union leagues to select Crashers from each state and Washington, DC. With 47 young professionals from credit unions across the United States and a record number of applications received, the 2014 Crash the CUNA GAC will be the largest Crash event to date.

“SOCU is proud to send representation to the GAC not only for our credit union, but on behalf of the entire state of Illinois. We are excited that CUNA and the Illinois Credit Union League have teamed up to provide Ryan with this unforgettable experience as she is very well-deserving of this opportunity,”
said SOCU’s marketing director Dana Stillwell.

Ryan Neumann, Bulldog Credit Union Branch Manager
Ryan Neumann, Bulldog Credit Union Branch Manager

Ryan’s innovative ideas, creativity and passion for the credit union movement ensure she is a perfect fit for this honor. Her 9+ years of experience and wealth of knowledge about the credit union industry will give her the tools to continue to advocate on behalf of credit unions nationwide.

As Crash the GAC enters its fifth year, Crashers now attend conferences and meet-ups all over the credit union and cooperative systems. Crash events provide young, motivated credit union employees with opportunities to take part in top industry events that they might not otherwise be able to attend. In addition to the core schedule of GAC events, Crashers will attend exclusive speaker sessions and explore opportunities for young adults to help promote credit unions locally and nationally.

Crash the GAC is put on by CUNA and The Cooperative Trust, in association with state credit union leagues, and sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group. Learn more about CUNA GAC here. Stay informed on Crash opportunities at

About SOCU: SOCU is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. With branches in Streator, Pontiac, and Dwight, SOCU continues to offer a wide variety of financial services for all types of consumers. SOCU also offers an in-school branch with a focus on financial literacy. For more information regarding SOCU’s products and services, visit or

About CUNA: With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America’s credit unions, which are owned by more than 98 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter. Visit the CUNA Press Room for a full listing of media mentions, press releases and resources to stay informed on current events within the credit union industry.

About The Cooperative Trust: The Cooperative Trust is a grassroots community of young people who work in credit unions and cooperatives. Founded by 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.