NASCUS Welcomes New Advisory Committee Members
July 21, 2021
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – The National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) is proud to welcome two prominent industry leaders to one of the organization’s governing bodies. CEO of Oregon-based Point West Credit Union, Amy Nelson, and Indiana-based CEO of Interra Credit Union, Amy Sink, recently joined NASCUS’s Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC) following appointments by CUAC Chairman Mike Williams of Colorado Credit Union.
“The knowledge and strategic leadership they bring to the table will only strengthen NASCUS’ work to help shape the future of the state credit union system,” said NASCUS CEO Lucy Ito. “As a thought leader for our industry, NASCUS is always looking to address tomorrow’s issues today. Their insights will help ensure we prioritize issues focused on strengthening the state system.”
Amy Nelson is CEO of $110 million Point West Credit Union, a CDFI based in Portland, Oregon, focusing on bringing access and affordable capital to microenterprise businesses, immigrants, minority groups, and unbanked consumers. Her years of service extend beyond Point West. She engages in credit union regulatory and political advocacy work via the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) Regulatory Advocacy Committee.
She is a former member of the CFPB’s Credit Union Advisory Council; is a Board Member for Oregon-based 501c3s Metropolitan Family Service and Neighborhood Partnerships, and a co-founder of the micro-business advocacy coalition Oregon Small Business United. All groups champion financial access for underserved communities and engage in social justice advocacy.
Amy Sink serves as the CEO of Interra Credit Union in Goshen, Indiana, a position she has held since November 2013. Interra was founded in Goshen and is in 18 counties in Northern Indiana, serving over 85,000 members with approximately $1.2 Billion in assets. Ms. Sink has a long history of engagement in the credit union industry. She actively participates in state, local, and national lobbying. She has served on the CUNA State Chartered subcommittee and the Indiana Governmental Affairs committee.
Ms. Sink is currently active as a Board member for Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union, where she served as chairperson from 2011-2015, Members Development Corporation Board, Indiana Credit Union League Board, and the PSCU Board of Directors.
As members of the Advisory Council, Nelson and Sink join fellow credit union CEOs and executives in advising the NASCUS regulator board on matters related to NASCUS’ mission of forging a vibrant dual charter system that promotes a relevant, growth-oriented, and healthy state charter option.
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