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.


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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Crew Members: Crash the Fall Leadership Conference

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is offering an opportunity for members of the Crew to Crash the Fall Leadership Conference! Scheduled for September 9 through 11, the Fall Leadership Conference features industry experts providing insight and relevant information on top credit union issues. Held at Madden's Resort in Brainerd, this event also offers attendees a variety of networking opportunities and recreation activities. MORE INFORMATION



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: 

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


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

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.


Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

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