The Credit Union National Association today announced a trio of changes within the organization's advocacy and communications divisions, elevating three longtime employees to more senior titles and duties.

Mike Schenk, previously VP of research and analytics, has been named deputy chief advocacy officer for policy analysis and chief economist.

Mike Schenk, CUNA
Mike Schenk, deputy chief advocacy officer for policy analysis and chief economist, CUNA

Trey Hawkins, formerly VP of political affairs, has been named deputy chief advocacy officer for political action. Having played an “instrumental role” in the growth of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, CUNA’s political action committee.

Trey Hawkins, CUNA
Trey Hawkins, CUNA deputy chief advocacy officer for political action

Finally, Vicki Christner has been named VP of strategic communications after many years spearheading the agency's communications initiatives.

Vicki Christner, CUNA
Vicki Christner, CUNA's vice president of strategic communications

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