The CUPP | Episode 18: Going Green — The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund w/ Cathie Mahon and Creighton Blackwell 

Released June 28, 2023 | Join Cathie Mahon, President & CEO of Inclusiv, and Creighton Blackwell, Chief Community and Public Affairs Officer at Coastal Credit Union, for a discussion about the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction (GHGR) Fund, how credit unions can get involved in the program, and why it is important to be thinking about climate change and ways to expand green lending options for your members and communities.  

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Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the GHGR Fund and how NAFCU, Inclusiv, and other credit union groups have been working to ensure credit unions are included in the program;  
  • Understand the current state of credit union green lending and how the opportunities from GHGR Fund have the potential to improve members’ lives and strengthen communities; and  
  • Discover how you can get involved with other credit unions to apply for a grant opportunity.  

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Cathie Mahon

Cathie Mahon has led Inclusiv since 2012, overseeing a period of dramatic growth and expansion of the organization and network. She is committed to the Inclusiv mission of promoting financial inclusion and building more inclusive economies through community owned and controlled financial institutions. Learn more about Cathie.

Creighton Blackwell

Creighton P. Blackwell is an accomplished, award-winning, dynamic executive who has served as a community and business leader for over 28 years on a local and national level. He currently serves as the Chief Community & Public Affairs Officer (CCPAO) after successfully holding the position of Chief Culture and Impact Officer, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Community Engagement and VP of Retail Banking at Coastal Credit Union. Learn more about Creighton.