The Crew


The Crew is a group for young professionals – under 40 years old - working in the credit union movement in Minnesota. The Minnesota Credit Union Network hosts special sessions for Crew members at major MnCUN events as well as standalone Crew education sessions, happy hours, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

There is no cost or commitment to joining the Crew. By signing up you will begin receiving emails from MnCUN Crew liaison Laura Whittet and the 2016 Crew Ambassador Andrew Deans alerting you of upcoming Crew events and opportunities.

An online Forum has been created in the Crew Group page of the MnCUN website. This is where the members of The Crew can come together to share ideas and educate one another on credit union strategies and concerns. Share your stories ideas, questions, and concerns in this collaborative Forum. You can also use this space to find out who else from your area is planning on attending Network events.


join the crew

QUICK, EASY SIGN UP: Visit the member profile page of the MnCUN website. Under Subscriptions, click the box next to Crew. 

Please note: Individuals must have a username and password to join the Crew. If you don't have one, please request an account - requests are processed within one business day.  

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To develop young credit union professionals and volunteers through education and networking in order to create and retain a strong, passionate workforce of future credit union leaders.


2016 Crew Ambassador, Crew Advisory Group members

In December, members of the MnCUN young professionals group, the Crew, were invited to apply for two leadership opportunities.

  • The Crew Ambassador serves as a leader for his peers in the Crew. This person helps represent The Crew and other young credit union professionals in Minnesota at MnCUN events and other opportunities. Hiway Federal Credit Union Business Development Representative Andrew Deans has been selected as the 2016 Crew Ambassador.

  • The Crew Advisory Group – this new group includes Crew members who meet quarterly to help plan and promote Crew events.

Crew advisory group members include: 

  • Abby Bushlack, United Educators Credit Union
  • Nathan Dormody, Associated Healthcare Credit Union
  • Amanda Kissner, Wakota Federal Credit Union
  • Susan Loesch, Energy Services Federal Credit Union
  • Brianne Meszaros, Royal Credit Union
  • Carissa Rothstein, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • Derek Schmidt, City & County Credit Union
  • Laura Siirila, City & County Credit Union
  • SouaYee Vang, Hiway Federal Credit Union

With questions about the Crew, contact MnCUN's Crew Liaison Laura Whittet by email or at (651) 288-5503.


Recent Crew Events


During Co-op Month, when many Minnesota credit unions are giving back to their communities, Minnesota credit union young professionals from across the state gathered together for community good.


Last week, nine members of the Crew, the Minnesota Credit Union Network young professional group, volunteered for an afternoon completing yard clean up, window washing, weeding and other needed tasks for Anna Marie’s Alliance in St. Cloud, Minnesota.


The group volunteered in central Minnesota to give more credit union young professionals in Central Minnesota an opportunity to meet and work alongside others in the credit union industry.


“Building relationships is a vital part of the credit union mission,” commented Andrew Deans, the 2016 MnCUN Crew Ambassador. “Everything credit unions do revolves around relationships, so bringing credit union young professionals together to serve, connect and grow perfectly aligns with all of our credit unions’ purposes.”


The Crew will gather again on November 2, 2016, to volunteer and participate in the Life Simulation experience, a simulation that helps employees, volunteers and leadership begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month.

The Crew 2014 Event Calendar

Oct. 15  
CUNA Mutual Discovery Conference (Online & Free)

 Nov. 5

The Crew Social Media Roundtable

For more important dates and events visit the MnCUN calendar.

In addition to the events outlined above, we offer a comprehensive slate of live webinars and on-demand webinars, as well as and in-person roundtables, based on various departments within credit unions such as Business Development/Marketing, Commercial Lending, Collections, Compliance/Fraud, and Trainers.


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St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034