Georgia United Credit Union recently announced the appointment of Cindy Connelly as its new senior vice president of governmental affairs.
Connelly will be responsible for developing and direction strategy with state and local government authorities, according to a Metro Atlanta CEO article. She’ll also be collaborating with industry advocates to build strategic alliances and relationships. To accomplish these goals, Connelly will leverage her vast and successful experience advocating for credit unions with legislators and regulators.
“We are proud Cindy has joined the Georgia United family,” said Georgia United President and CEO Debbie Smith. “Cindy is highly regarded in the industry, with a long track record of building longstanding relationships and advocating for the credit union movement. Her experience and values make her a natural fit for our organization and culture.”
Cindy has served the credit union industry for more than 30 years, beginning her career as a compliance officer for a large credit union. Most recently, Connelly served as executive vice president of federal advocacy for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions. In the immediate term, she will focus on ensuring a smooth transition from her LSCU responsibilities, with a specific focus on the upcoming CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C. this February.
“I have known and worked with Cindy for over 20 years,” said LSCU CEO Patrick La Pine. “She demonstrated leadership and professionalism throughout the consolidation process. As much as we are sad to see Cindy leave the League, we look forward to continuing our relationship with her in her new role and with Georgia United to advance the credit union movement through our continued partnership.”
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