CU House Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Elects Dykstra as New Board Director


In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the Credit Union House Board of Directors held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to kick off their Annual Meeting on Feb. 27. Credit Union House holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) each year.

Brett Thompson, chair of Credit Union House and president and CEO of the Wisconsin Credit Union League, greeted the group gathered to celebrate 20 years of successful operations. These range from those “who have supported Credit Union House since it was a concept 20-plus years ago to others who are visiting for the first time.”

Thompson thanked Leagues, the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), CUNA, credit unions, and system partners for their cooperative efforts. “Without your tremendous support, this facility would still be just an idea instead of a permanent credit union presence on Capitol Hill,” Thompson continued. “This facility fulfills a promise made to our movement and to our government that we would be ever vigilant. Here’s to another 20 years and beyond!”

Following the ribbon cutting, the Credit Union House board elected Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, as its newest board director. Other members of the Credit Union House board members are:

  • Brett Thompson, president/CEO of the Wisconsin Credit Union League, Chair
  • Patrick La Pine, CEO of LSCU & Affiliates, Vice Chair
  • Troy Stang, president/CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association, Treasurer
  • Patrick Conway, president/CEO of CrossState Credit Union Association, Secretary

Dykstra was elected to fill the seat vacated by Scott Earl, president/CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association. Earl, who had been on the Credit Union House board since 2013, was thanked for his service.

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