CUSO invests in rising credit union talent through sponsorships, programs and other initiatives
St. Petersburg, Fla. — (Feb. 25, 2021) — For more than a decade, PSCU – the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO) – has been committed to supporting emerging leaders among its employees and throughout the credit union industry. This year, the CUSO has numerous opportunities to further its commitment to emerging leaders through sponsorships, programs and other initiatives, all of which will help emerging leaders be better prepared for their future roles in the industry and, ultimately, advance the credit union movement.
In January 2021, the CUSO announced its new PSCU Scholarship Program, dedicated to furthering credit union professional knowledge by providing opportunities to develop, learn and grow through industry conferences and educational events. As part of this program, PSCU sent four people to CUNA’s National Young Professionals (YP) Virtual Conference on Jan. 13-14. The conference, which PSCU also sponsored, featured numerous sessions and panels, including a PSCU-led breakout session, “Effective Tips for Networking and Mentoring.”
Along with its sponsorship of CUNA’s National Young Professionals Virtual Conference, PSCU awarded five scholarships to emerging leaders to attend CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) as part of The Cooperative Trust’s “Crash the GAC” program. PSCU is a founding collaborator of The Cooperative Trust, established more than a decade ago by Filene Research Institute to provide opportunities for rising credit union talent. The Cooperative Trust runs the Crasher program that “crashes” numerous credit union industry events throughout the year.
“As a longstanding advocate for the credit union movement, PSCU’s efforts in support of emerging leaders are strengthening the foundation of our industry to fuel future growth and success,” said Kristin Ryan, director of Learning Events at CUNA. “We are extremely grateful to the entire PSCU team for their partnership and support, especially following a year filled with so much uncertainty for many young professionals. We look forward to our continued work together as we watch these promising individuals reach their full potential.”
Last year, PSCU joined forces with the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions to sponsor the World Council’s Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program, which aims to empower emerging leaders with a global perspective. Through this partnership, PSCU is leveraging its networks to address current and future challenges facing credit unions worldwide, such as COVID-19, digital financial inclusion and leadership inequality.
“Through all of these different opportunities, PSCU is investing in and elevating the future of the credit union industry,” said Merry Pateuk, senior vice president, Industry Engagement at PSCU. “It is amazing to see the talent and knowledge these professionals possess, and it is an honor to help them grow and prepare to step into roles as future leaders. We look forward to seeing all of their successes and achievements.”
Within its own organization, PSCU’s Voice of Tomorrow business resource group centers on engaging the talents, interests and ideas of the company’s emerging leaders through diversity of thought and personal growth development. Most recently, Voice of Tomorrow launched a podcast series that features interviews focused on topics such as career pathing and professional development, as well as insight into the inner workings of PSCU.
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO, supports the success of 1,500 credit unions representing more than 5.4 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, risk management, data and analytics, loyalty programs, digital banking, marketing, strategic consulting and mobile platforms help deliver possibilities and seamless member experiences. Comprehensive, 24/7/365 member support is provided by contact centers located throughout the United States. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 40 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit pscu.com.