Jenny Champagne, vice president of regulatory and government relations at NASCUS, will leave the association after more than 15 years on the management team to enter the teaching field.
In her years at NASCUS, Champagne has held numerous responsibilities, including educational programs, regulatory and government relations, and communications, according to a Monday press release announcing the departure. Champagne also worked as the NASCUS state programs coordinator at NCUA, which serves as the liaison between the state and federal regulatory systems.
“Jenny has been a tremendous and an invaluable asset to NASCUS and a key player on the management team since 1997,” President/CEO Mary Martha Fortney said. “During her time with NASCUS, she has worked in virtually all NASCUS departments and was known as one of the 'go-to' people for many of our association members. We wish her much success in her future endeavors.”
Champagne, who holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and an M.P.A from George Mason University, begins working as a teacher-in-training at a middle school in Northern Va. this month. She will earn her teaching certificate in May.
“I have greatly enjoyed my time at NASCUS working with state regulators and the credit union system. I have tremendous respect for NASCUS’ work, our members, my colleagues, and credit unions. I will look back fondly at my time here and wish everyone the best,” Champagne said in a statement.
NASCUS also announced that Elizabeth Kirkland has been named its new director of communications and marketing. Kirkland comes to NASCUS from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources in Alexandria, Va., where she served as director of publications.
Kirkland will work on general marketing, communications and branding, as well as on the creation, development and maintenance of all Association publications, and will coordinate media relations, said the NASCUS release.