West #2: Matt Vance

Matt Vance is a 29-year-old Markteing & Community Manager with Industrial Credit Union ($135M) in Bellingham, Washington.

Synopsis: As of January 1st, 2011 every single day more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age of 65. This is going to keep happening every single day for the next 19 years.

The great knowledge exodus has begun.

What are credit unions doing to prepare for this mass exodus? How can we ensure that the transfer of intricate knowledge effectively get to the leaders of tomorrow.

One solution I’d like to apply to this problem is mentorship’s.

Through the partnering of future credit union leaders with industry veterans we can begin this knowledge transfer on a personal one-to-one level. These relationships will strengthen future credit union leaders and root them in the lessons of the past.

I’ve developed a mentorship program through the Crash Network that matches industry vets with future leaders. We just completed our first Crash Mentorship Experiment and look to build off of that strong program and foundation. In the coming months I’ll take what has been learned and rehash the program into a stronger and more effective relationship that focus both on traditional mentoring and reverse mentoring

Vote for me if you wish to learn more about the program and potential it has for our industry.

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