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Hiway Federal Credit Union Has a Crasher

Monday, February 5, 2018  
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. (February 2, 2018) – Hiway Federal Credit Union® (Hiway) is pleased to announce that SouaYee Vang has been selected by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to attend Crash the GAC 2018, representing the Minnesota Credit Union Network!


“I look forward to gaining deeper insight on important credit union issues and to learn what I can do to help,” said SouaYee Vang, Hiway’s Sr. Financial Analyst.


Crash the GAC is a career-changing program for credit union young professionals that allows them to experience CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in a dynamic way with exclusive networking opportunities and mentoring sessions with industry leaders. CUNA provides Crashers with a complimentary registration fee to attend the conference. This year, 78 Crashers will attend Crash the GAC representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


“Hiway is committed to supporting our young professionals and encouraging them to take advantage of opportunities to expand their knowledge and involvement,” said Dave Boden, Hiway’s President/CEO. “We are thrilled that SouaYee will be participating in Crash the GAC this year, and will have the opportunity to further her professional growth.”


“As we continue to grow The Cooperative Trust and Crash opportunities, we’re always challenging ourselves to elevate and advance the program to provide the most impact for young professionals and the credit union system,” says Lauren Culp, Manager of The Cooperative Trust. “We know that it’s more important than ever that young people have a voice and are included in the conversation as we look to the future of our industry.”


ABOUT HIWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: Hiway Federal Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves over 70,000 members in Minnesota and around the country, registers $1.1 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled member service and a lifetime of savings through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. For more information about Hiway visit


ABOUT THE COOPERATIVE TRUST: The Cooperative Trust, with its award-winning Crash programming, is the international community of young credit union professionals, brought to you by Filene Research Institute and made possible by Credit Union National Association. To learn more, check it out live at


ABOUT CUNA: Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by more than 100 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit

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