Harnessing YP Energy (The HYPE)

Harnessing Young Professional Energy

MCU’s official young professionals’ group is called HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy). This active community is comprised of professionals who are around 35 or younger and employed by a credit union in Montana. Led by the seven-person HYPE Committee, the group is working to build momentum and increase the engagement of and professional development opportunities for younger credit union professionals.

What’s The HYPE About?

Members support one another, share ideas, serve as sounding boards, and encourage each other to get the training and experience they need to advance in their credit union careers. Recently, the HYPErs have scored some major successes:

  • They organized a fundraiser during MCU’s fall conference Be Legit that raised over $2,500 for the Watson Children’s Shelter in Missoula. They’ve committed to again raising funds for a local nonprofit at next year’s fall conference, which will be held in Helena.
  • They launched the monthly e-newsletter The HYPE (if you’d like to subscribe, email Beth)
  • They’ve scheduled (and are in the process of planning) a June workshop reserved for young professionals. It will take place in Great Falls (stay tuned for more details).

How Do You Get Involved?

If you or someone in your credit union is 35ish or younger and interested in networking, sharing knowledge, professional development, and community engagement, contact one of the members of our HYPE Committee for more information.

Karen Smith Karen Smith VP of Advocacy karen@mcun.coop

800-745-5546, ext 124

Direct: 406-324-7376

New Annual Award

Do you have a remarkable young professional at your credit union who deserves to be recognized? If so, nominate them for our new Young Professional of the Year Award. Directions are on the form below. Deadline is April 30.

Young Professional of the Year