i3 Names 26 Rising CU Execs

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The Filene Research Institute and the Center for Credit Union Innovation have chosen 26 people it has identified as "rising credit union executives" to serve as inaugural members of a new group called i3 dedicated to stimulating the development of new ideas and innovations for credit unions via the "next generation" credit union leaders. The first of the semi-annual national meetings arranged by Filene is May 22-24 in Sonoma, Calif.

The group includes: Eric Acree of Vantage CU; Thomas Boos of Billings FCU; Linda Brown of Service 1st FCU; Geri Dillingham of North Island CU; Teresa Freeborn of Kinecta FCU; Denise Gabel of Spokane Teachers CU; Laida Garcia of Florida Central CU; Elizabeth Hayes of Affinity Plus FCU; Mary Ann Hughes of CommonWealth Central CU; Francis James of United Teletech; Jeff Kline of CommunityAmerica CU; Todd Lindeman of Alliance CU, Crystal Long of GECU; James Miles of MidFirst CU, Ben Morales of Washington State Employees CU; Peter Paulson of Corporate America Family CU; Jeff Russell of IA Corp Central CU; Nathan Saller of Telephone CU of NH; Mark Sekula of Randolph-Brooks FCU; Barry Shaner of Toledo Area Community CU; Susan Siegel of Sunmark FCU; Bob Silverstein of Tropical Financial CU; Phillip Smith of Bellco CU; Richard Syme of America First CU; Doug True of FORUM CU, and Jeff York of CoastHills FCU.

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