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# of CUs5,6475,653
Total Assets
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Total Savings
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Net Cap.
Loans to Savings85.8%85.5%
Loan Delinq.0.6%0.7%

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‘Step Up' and Make Your Voice Heard

Lois Kitsch's advice for young CU leaders.

Your opinion matters. Believe in yourself.

"You know what you're doing and know what you're saying," Lois Kitsch tells the CUNA News Podcast. "But when you step up, be ready and be sure that what you're offering makes sense—that you're really taking part in that conversation."

Kitsch has had plenty of chances to dispense this advice through her work with the National Credit Union Foundation's popular Credit Union Development Education Program and her international development projects with the World Council of Credit Unions. She also reminds people that success requires hard work.

"Don't expect it to be given to you. You have to work to earn it," Kitsch says.