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Seven Selected As Under-40 CU4Kids Advocates
WASHINGTON (4/2/13)--Seven credit union leaders have been elected to the Young Leaders for Kids (YL4Kids) Board, a group of dynamic under age-40 leaders passionate about Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids).

The board, which consists of  young leaders from credit unions, leagues and industry partners, benefits a broad from spectrum of talent, experience, perspective and reach in the credit union movement. Its purpose is the create, grow and inspire CU4Kids enthusiasts among the next generation of credit union leaders.

New YL4Kids Board members, selected from more than 40 applicants, are:

  • Janna Bergstedt, First Community CU, Jamestown, N.D.;
  • Andrew Johnson, Members 1st FCU, Mechanicsburg, Pa.;
  • Jenna Oestman, Liberty First CU, Lincoln, Neb.;
  • Andrea Rusnak, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.;
  • Chris Lederer, FairLease, Dallas, Texas;
  • Noel Sanger, United FCU, St. Joseph, Mich.; and
  • Carol Silva, SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana, Calif.
"The Young Leaders for Kids Board had a huge impact in 2012, focusing on Miracle Jeans Day and helping almost double credit union participation in this fundraiser, which raised over $300,000 for the kids last year," said Felicity Guerin, CU4Kids liaison for the American Association of Credit Union Leagues.

Guerin noted also that the "group is in the early stages of developing a new "kids helping kids" fundraiser targeted at youth members, which will incorporate a financial literacy aspect. " The board will "share more about this in the coming months," she added.

CU4 Kids is the credit union fundraising group for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

For more information about Young Leaders for Kids, use the link.
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