CUNA Mutual Forms New 41-Person Advisory Panel

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CUNA Mutual Group has formed a 41-person Credit Union Advisory Panel it says will advise the company "on issues important to credit unions and help direct the company in designing and delivering high-quality solutions to the marketplace." The Credit Union Advisory Panel is an expansion of CUNA Mutual's 40-year-old Owners Advisory Council. "The realignment of CUNA Mutual's OAC will also include five additional panels that align with the company's business divisions, or 'Solution Groups'-Lending, Members, Protection, Employee and Financial," CUNA Mutual said. Those panels are currently being formed.

"The Advisory Panel includes credit union leaders from a cross-section of credit unions in the U.S. This group will provide valuable early feedback that will help CUNA Mutual bring solutions to the marketplace that will better meet credit unions' needs," said Jim Gowan, chief officer, sales and marketing. "This amplified voice of our customer is essential and instrumental in setting and executing our corporate strategy and priorities."

Members of the panel include: Gerald Guy of KEMBA Financial Credit Union, Columbus, Ohio; Loren Roth of Communitywide FCU, South Bend, Ind.; Loren Rush, of Universal 1 Credit Union, Inc., Dayton, Ohio; Ann Dubie of NuMark CU, Joliet, Ill.; Denny Skelton of John Deere Community CU, Waterloo, Iowa; Bill Sterner of UofC FCU, Boulder, Colo.; Chris Loseth of Potlatch #1 FCU, Lewiston, Idaho; Pat Yokley of Midwest United CU, Blue Springs, Mo.; Carla Hedrick of Denver Community FCU; Paul Lensmeyer of Alcoa Employees & Community CU, Bettendorf, Iowa; Matt Johnson of N P R D FCU, Mills, Wyo.; Mechelle Nordberg of East River FCU, Madison, S.D.; Dale Johnson of TruStar FCU, International Falls, Minn.; Erich Schaefer, of Golden Plains CU, Garden City, Kan.; Pam O'Connell, of Heartland CU, St. Paul, Minn.; Lynn Bowers of Omaha FCU, Omaha, Neb.; Frank Shoffner of Credit Union of America, Wichita, Kan.; Stephen White of Westerly Community CU; Westerly, R.I.; Tim Naro, of Granite State CU, Manchester, N.H.; Joe Finnigan, of Vermont FCU, Burlington, Vt.; Dennis Flickinger of First Capital FCU, York, Penn; and Mike Tucker of West Virginia Central CU, Parkersburg.

Others include Anthony Hinds of DPL FCU, Newark Del; Paul Rougeot of Northwest Hills CU, Torrington, Conn.; Duke Strosser, CEO, Delaware FCU, Dover, Del.; Brent Taylor, EVP, Weokie CU, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Chet Kimmel of Neighborhood CU, Dallas, Texas; Harold Dixon of State Employees CU, Santa Fe, N.M.; Gary Jones of WilServ CU, Tulsa, Okla.; Kathi Gill of Neighbors FCU, Baton Rouge, La., and Dan McCue of The Coca-Cola Family FCU, Atlanta.

Rounding out the list are Bob Petty of Bronco FCU, Franklin, Va.; Todd Swims of Leaders CU, Jackson, Tenn.; Eric Jenkins of Palmetto Health CU, Columbia, S.C.; Earl Weatherman of Yakima Valley CU, Yakima, Wash.; Alan Pughes of Community One FCU, Las Vegas; Neil Sawyer of Chevron Valley CU, Bakersfield, Calif.; Byron Edgett of Spokane FCU, Washington; Mike Gomez of Fiscal CU, Glendale, Calif.; Roger Ballard of nuVision Financial FCU, Huntington Beach, Calif; Becky Brosius, of Alcoa Community FCU, Benton, Ark.

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