NAFCU attendees 2016

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union’s, President and CEO, Donna LoStocco, Executive Vice President Finance, Alan Musselman and volunteer Chairman of the Board, Vincent Gorman attended the National Association of Federal Credit Union’s (NAFCU) Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C. from September 18 – September 21.

First Commonwealth representatives engaged with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on issues vital to the tens of thousands of working families and credit union members throughout the Lehigh Valley. They discussed how to build a strong economic foundation that would benefit working families, cybersecurity and consumer trust after the Wells Fargo Scandal. They shared their members’ stories and discussed regulatory burdens imposed on credit unions. In particular they asked for congress’ assistance in helping Lehigh Valley businesses grow and thrive.

The representatives of First Commonwealth met with seven congressional representatives or their staff: U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), as well as Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA 15th District), Representative Pat Meehan (R-PA 7th District), Representative Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA 8th District), Representative Keith Rothfus (R-PA 12th District), and Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA 17th District.) 

Donna LoStocco, President and CEO of First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union stated, “We are encouraged by discussions we had with our Pennsylvania congressmen. Their support and commitment to credit unions and our members make us hopeful that congress is listening and will vote for legislation to decrease the regulatory burdens imposed on credit unions. First Commonwealth will continue to advocate for the credit union industry and our members by keeping an open line of communication with our representatives in congress.”

Photo caption: From Left to Right: Alan Musselman, Executive Vice President Finance of First Commonwealth; Vincent Gorman, Chairman of the Board of First Commonwealth; Representative, Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA 8th District);  Donna LoStocco, President and CEO of First Commonwealth.