Gigi Hyland

Gigi Hyland serves as the Executive Director for the National Credit Union Foundation (The Foundation), the philanthropic and social responsibility leader of America's credit union movement. The Foundation’s three pillars of work are: Ignite credit unions to place employee, member, and community financial well-being at the center of their strategy; Inspire credit unions to leverage their cooperative values to reinforce an organizational culture that empowers and motivates employees; and respond when disaster strikes and help credit unions increase their business resiliency through the cooperative value of "people helping people." In her role, Gigi ignites and inspires credit union professionals to collaborate and incorporate consumer financial health and cooperative principles into their business strategy. She works to help credit unions make themselves part of the strategic architecture of their community's financial well-being, integrating business and benevolence so credit unions serve as a trusted partner to their members and their community in advancing financial well-being for all.  

Gigi is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in comparative literature, Gigi also earned her J.D. from the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University and an Advanced Diploma in International Law from McGeorge School of Law. She is a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) and a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC). Gigi serves on the America Saves® Advisory Board, is a board member of the National Cooperative Bank (NCB) and chairs NCB’s Board Risk Committee. In September 2022, Gigi was inducted into the America’s Credit Union Museum Herstory exhibit which highlights a range of credit union women and their achievements in the credit union industry.  

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