Seventy-eight graduates of CUNA Management School, held July 12-21, 2021, earned their Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation. The CCUE designation demonstrates the highest level of aptitude in credit union leadership. It is awarded after completing three years of executive education including exams, projects and an oral presentation.
“78 leaders are ready to keep their credit unions thriving through leadership and collaboration,” said James Carrick, vice president of learning events at CUNA. “These new CCUE designees learned advanced credit union management and operations techniques, preparing them to advance into higher executive roles and provide leadership that engages and motivates their entire staff. I congratulate these newest CCUEs and look forward to watching them drive lasting change in the industry.”
CUNA Management School has prepared more than 5,000 professionals to lead change within the credit union industry. It blends academic training with hands-on activities and projects to provide real-world applications to enhance their leadership.
Learn more about CUNA Management School at cuna.org/cms.
2021 Certified Credit Union Executives are:
Brad Bartels, Shoreline CU; Stephanie Bertelsen, First Financial CU; Jon Bing, My Credit Union; Lynn Boone, Okaloosa County Teachers FCU; Jeremy Brache, Hiway Credit Union; Katie Bredvik, Coteau Valley FCU; Sara Cardinal, Premier Financial CU; Stacey Carter, Embers CU; Rachel Chang, Americas Credit Union, A FCU; Anna Collins, Boston Firefighters CU; Alice Maria Crawford, Israel Methcomm FCU; Kevin De Rosa, One Credit Union; Amanda Decker, Alpena Community CU; Mindy Desherlia, Envision CU; Pavel Diaz, Baptist Health South Florida FCU; Aimee Doherty, Americas Credit Union, A FCU; Brandi Dye, Idaho Central CU; Gregory Edwards, Market USA FCU; Lexy Ellis, Sidney FCU; Renee Endres, CUNA Mutual Group; David Engstrom, Southwest 66 CU; Josh Fetting, UW Credit Union; Jenny Flood, Trius FCU; Ryan Francis, North Star Community CU; Tony Frattini, Mass Bay CU; Matt Gehman, Everence FCU; Gerardo Guzman, Clearpath FCU; Tina Hall, Allegan Community FCU; Justin Harmon, Mississippi FCU; Rich Head, Linn Area CU; Jessica Hillborg, Frankenmuth CU; Thaedra James, Jefferson Parish EFCU; Kellie Jurick, Heights Auto Workers CU; Minal Kamat, University of Michigan CU; Amanda Knodel, Pinnacle CU; Erin Kozminske, Allegan Community FCU; Sarah Kueser, Credit Union of America; Chris Lambert, Financial Center First CU; Marcie Long, Members First CU; Joe Marchese, Hershey FCU; Eric McDowell, UFirst FCU; Vanessa McGarry, GeoVista CU; Jessica McNier, Wanigas CU; Gervas Mgonja, Town & Country CU; Chris Miller, Alliant CU; Jose Montero, Meritus CU; Timothy Morris, La Capitol FCU; Angela Morrison, Meritus CU; Heather Mouhourtis, Community First CU; Kelly Musell, Canvas CU; Dustin Nehls, Honor CU; Victoria Paisley, Seven Seventeen CU Inc; Sandra Park. FedChoice FCU; Jasmine Rivera, Franklin Trust FCU; Todd Roach. Profed FCU; Jon Roepke, Holy Family Memorial CU; Erik Romero, GCS Credit Union; Terry Sanderson, America's First FCU; Amy Schade, Trius FCU; Heidi Schulz, Deseret First FCU; Swami Seetharaman, Credit Union ONE; Mark Senkowitz, Seven Seventeen CU Inc; Rhonda Shelton, America's First FCU; Janie Smith, Family First CU; John Smith, WSECU; Sonya Smith, Evansville Teachers FCU; Sierra Sorensen, America First FCU; Shawn Spratte, Canvas CU; Jeremy Stauffacher, Heartland CU; Joel Strozewski, Heartland CU; Hannah Thompson, Alliant CU; Lacie Thompson, America First FCU; Mark Tierney, Altra FCU; Kevin Umlauf, Industrial FCU; Amber Velthouse, GR Consumers CU; Dennis Weiskircher, Members Heritage CU; Clint White, TrueCore FCU; Katie Wilcox, Embers CU.