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Alison Carr,  I-CUDE, CUDE, PHR


Alison currently serves as Chief Strategist/Consultant for Your Credit Union Partner. In this capacity she supports community development and outreach initiatives, business development, speaking/training engagements, strategic partnerships, and serves as a general Goodwill Ambassador for Your Credit Union Partner.


More than 20 years of credit union experience

Alison’s experience includes work at the state and national trade association levels, as well as credit unions ranging in assets from $50 million to $500 million, working in areas of business development/marketing, community development, human resources and training. Most recently, she served as Membership and Outreach Officer for the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.


Previously, Alison served as the Director of Learning Events for the Credit Union National Association, Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to joining CUNA, she was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Point West Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. While at Point West, she oversaw the credit union’s human resources and training functions, including employee recruitment, compensation and employee relations, with an emphasis on staff training and development. Through the credit union, she was actively involved with community outreach, developing partnerships with special emphasis on Hispanic and financial literacy initiatives.


Prior to working for Point West Credit Union, Alison was the Director of Education & Training for the Credit Union Association of Oregon. She also served on the board of CUWA, a Portland-based credit union professional organization, and on the statewide steering committee for the Oregon Chapter of the National Jump$tart Coalition.


Celebrated Achievements:


  • National Credit Union Foundation Development Educator (DE), Advisory Council (2016-current)
  • Credit Union Development Educators Program (DE), Class of 2001. As a DE, Alison worked on the international partnership between Oregon credit unions and the developing movement in the country of Uzbekistan. She had the opportunity to travel in March of 2003 to participate in the opening of three new credit unions in Uzbekistan. 
  • World Council of Credit Union’s YCUP Award recipient (2006)
  • MBA from George Fox University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Business Administration from Oregon State University
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management from the Society of Human Resource Management (PHR)


Community Development Work


Alison is a community development expert. This rewarding work includes strategic planning, secondary capital applications, emerging market reviews, grant writing, and business planning for Low Income Designated (LID) and CDFI credit unions.