Andrew Kobialka is the Communications Manager for the Northwest Credit Union Association. In this role, he is responsible for being the planner, editor, and primary writer of the NWCUA’s weekly Newsletter, Anthem, which informs senior leadership and credit union employees, industry regulators, and the trade press.

Kobialka brings NWCUA a wide array of communications, content creation, and media relations experience through his years serving in the United States Air Force. He navigated regional to international storytelling, working in cooperation with major news outlets and multinational governmental agencies to inform a global audience on Defense news. His previous roles include spearheading the communications efforts for Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho and shaping the Defense information landscape in East Africa while based out of Djibouti, Africa.

Kobialka earned a B.A. in Business Management from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He also completed the Mass Communications Course from Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Kobialka is passionate about showcasing the impact credit unions have on their members to create empowered communities.


Lynn Heider

Lynn Heider

VP, Communications & Public Affairs

Phone: 503.350.2225

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x225

[email protected]

Lynn Heider, GoWest Credit Union Association’s Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs, leads the Association’s internal and external public […]

Melissa Lovejoy

Melissa Lovejoy

VP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 206.340.4830

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x108

[email protected]

Melissa Lovejoy is the Vice President of Enterprise Engagement Resources at the GoWest Credit Union Association. In this role, she […]

Christine Ruzzi

AVP, Enterprise Engagement Resources

Phone: 503.350.2206

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x206

[email protected]

Christine Ruzzi is the AVP, Enterprise Engagement for the GoWest Credit Union Association. She ensures that member credit unions take […]

Ben Shuey

Digital Marketing & Analytics Specialist

Phone: 208.297.5421

Toll-free: 800.995.9064 x307

[email protected]

Ben Shuey is the GoWest Credit Union Association’s Digital Marketing and Analytics Specialist. In this role, he is in charge […]