Helminak Lends His Own Speech to Lure the Young: Trailblazer 40 Below
While he dreamed when he was younger that he’d be a speechwriter for others, Chad Helminak, CUDE director of REAL Solutions and outreach at the Wisconsin Credit Union League, has found his own voice through service to the credit union industry.
“I may have had an account at my parents' credit union that they opened when I was born, but I never knew what it really meant,” said Helminak. “I got involved with credit unions because of blind luck. I applied for a public relations assistant job at the league seven years ago, and it has been nothing but goodness ever since.”