GRID Lunch & Learn: Credit Union Advocacy 101

May 9 at 11:30 am12:30 pm

Through this interactive webinar led by advocates at the Ohio Credit Union League, attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy they need to know in order to remove barriers and enable change for credit unions. Emerging leaders can learn how to get involved in advocacy, make a tangible impact, and ensure the voice of their credit unions and members are heard.

Speaker: Emily Leite, Chief Advocacy Officer at the Ohio Credit Union League

Emily Leite is presently the Chief Advocacy Officer at the Ohio Credit Union League, with nearly a decade of state and federal credit union advocacy experience. She leads the development, alignment, and implementation of the Ohio League’s mission and strategic goals in advocacy, marketing, and communications to promote, protect, and advance Ohio credit unions.

Leite is a director on the Ohio Poverty Law Center and Habitat for Humanity boards of directors. She also serves as a member on the American Association of Credit Union Leagues’ Advocacy Committee, a member of America’s Credit Unions’ Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and directs and collaborates on Ohio League affiliated boards and committees, including the political action committees’ boards and the Advocacy Action Committee. She is also an active member in Ohio Women in Government and serves on the Ohio Lobbying Association’s Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Prior to joining the Ohio Credit Union League, Leite served five years as a legislative aide in the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives. She holds a public administration, political science/pre-law, and history bachelor’s degree from Capital University, earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Ohio University, and holds a Business Management Essentials certificate from Cornell University.

Melanie Shaner
Melanie Shaner Director, Member Success E: mshaner@ohiocul.org
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