Colleen Kelly is the Senior Federal Compliance Counsel in CUNA’s Compliance Department. She analyzes regulations to determine their impact on the operations of credit unions and provides compliance information and guidance to credit unions through CUNA’s online Compliance Community, CompBlog, NewsNow, eGuide to Federal Laws and Regulations, cucomply, Credit Union Magazine, and other resources. She works closely with CUNA’s Professional Development staff to provide educational products and programs to support credit unions’ compliance efforts, and provides support to CUNA’s lobbyists on consumer legislation.
Ms. Kelly has worked at CUNA for over 20 years, not only in compliance but in legislative and regulatory advocacy as well. Prior to joining CUNA, she worked for both the Colorado Credit Union League (now the Mountain West Credit Union Association) and the Washington Credit Union League (now the Northwest Credit Union Association).
Ms. Kelly has, and continues, to provide volunteer support to several low income legal and counseling centers in the Washington DC area, such as, the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, the Commission for Women, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Advocacy for the Elderly, and Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs.
Ms. Kelly received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and her law degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.