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.
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.