September 19, 2016

Casey wins NAFCU's 2016 Paul Revere Award

David Casey, manager of business development and government relations at Family Trust Federal Credit Union in Rock Hill, S.C., received NAFCU's 2016 Paul Revere Award during the association's Congressional Caucus Monday.

Casey was recognized as the credit union grassroots activist of the year. Given only to an individual from a NAFCU-member credit union, the award recognizes a credit union supporter who goes to great lengths in his or her grassroots and political efforts.

"Not just this past year, but well before, David has tirelessly worked to improve the regulatory landscape for credit unions," said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. "His commitment to advancing credit unions' legislative and regulatory initiatives is unwavering."

To be considered for the Paul Revere Award, candidates must:

  • be from a NAFCU-member credit union;
  • have held at least two meeting during 2015 or 2016 with each of their members of Congress (two senators and one representative);
  • have responded to all NAFCU Grassroots Alerts by completing the actions requested, such as phone calls, emails and letters to their lawmakers; and
  • be in regular contact with NAFCU for the most up-to-date legislative and regulatory information.

Casey made a trip to Washington, D.C., and met with congressional staff for Reps. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., Joe Wilson, R-S.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Tom Rice, R-S.C., and with Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. He also attended a PAC fundraising dinner for Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., at which he discussed credit union issues.

NAFCU's Caucus runs through tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. For more updates, follow #NAFCUCaucus on Twitter.