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CCUL Communications Team
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With nearly 20 years of combined experience, the Carolinas Credit Union Communications team stands ready to meet the needs of your credit union! From press releases and media outreach to marketing services the communications team has it all!


Brandon Pugh, CUDE

VP of Communications

As vice president of public relations and communications for the Carolinas Credit Union League, Brandon Pugh is responsible for development and oversight of the organization’s branding, marketing, and communications strategy. He oversees communications for CCUL core functions including advocacy, compliance, professional development, cooperative and small credit union initiatives, and related entities such as the league service corporation, business partners, and vendors. He also is responsible for advancing media relations and public awareness of credit unions, CCUL social media and website strategies, e-communication methods, and support for the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.

Contact: 800-822-8859, ext. 410



Courtney Jackson

Director of Communications

Courtney is director of communications for the Carolinas Credit Union League, having been with the league since 2010. In her role, she manages the distribution of CCUL’s weekly newsletter, In the Loop, along with the league website, social media, and design work for all CCUL marketing materials. She also works closely within the organization on departmental objectives and e-communications, and is a liaison to CUaware and the evolving CUaware Protégé Competition for leadership development.

Courtney, whose creative work already has drawn a handful of awards from the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), received her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Winthrop University in 2008.

Contact: 800-822-8859, ext. 076



Meg Backwinkel

Communications Specialist


Meg Backwinkel joined the CCUL Public Relations and Communications team as communications specialist. Her role focuses on writing, e-communications, and web administration.

She is a graduate from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. Prior to joining the league, Meg completed two communications internships with the March of Dimes and the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce.  


Contact: (800) 822-8859, ext. 195