Pat Sowick is the senior vice president, CUNA League and State Affairs for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL). As such, she coordinates the efforts between CUNA and the state credit union leagues in order to best represent the interests of the credit union movement. She supervises the state government affairs function, as well as membership development and provides management oversight for Credit Union House on Capitol Hill.
She is located in CUNA’s Washington office, which provides political, legislative, regulatory, legal, public relations, public affairs, state government affairs, and other services for state leagues and credit unions.
Sowick was previously the vice president of operations for CUNA, where she oversaw the human resources, facilities management, and information technologies functions in the Washington offices. Since joining CUNA in 1997, she has played an instrumental role in the growth of CUNA’s Washington operations, including its office relocation in 2001, and in the creation of Credit Union House, which gives credit unions an increased presence on Capitol Hill.
Prior to CUNA, she worked for 12 years in the executive branch of the federal government, and four years as a legislative assistant to former Congressman Ray McGrath.
She serves as the treasurer of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and as assistant secretary of Credit Union House. She is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives.
Sowick has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the State University of New York at Albany and has taken graduate study courses in public policy at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.