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2014 Committees, Councils and Task Forces


Charge: Foster and highlight credit union community reinvestment initiatives, financial education and other commendable activities related to state and national awards amongst the Michigan credit union system. Provide input on highlighting credit union CRI, financial education and award winning activity to lawmakers and the greater community through the MCUL CRI Annual Survey and Aggregate Report. Administer the MCUL awards within guidelines approved by the MCUL Board of Directors. Promote the MCUL awards and the CUNA Maxwell, Herring and Desjardins awards to encourage increased quantity and quality of submissions.

Staff Liaisons: Mona Shand and Beth Troost

Chair: Keith Koppmeier, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Government Relations, Lake Trust Credit Union
Vice Chair: Dean Trudeau, President/ CEO, Public Service Credit Union


Charge: Make recommendations to the MCUL CEO and MCUL Board in developing, approving and executing fund-raising and media plans and communicating research results. Act as advocates to encourage broader support, both philosophically and financially, for cooperative advertising and to communicate progress in the credit union community. Bring concerns, comments and questions about this initiative to the attention of MCUL staff.

Staff Liaison: Marc Buchanan

Chair: Scott Williams, COO, Community Alliance
Vice Chair: Paula Piccinini, Marketing Communications & Public Relations Manager, Community Choice Credit Union


Charge: Make recommendations to the MCUL CEO and/or the MCUL Board of Directors regarding specific strategies and topics for major MCUL education events including the Annual Convention & Exposition (AC&E), leadership conferences, Executive Summit, MCUL GAC and online education resources. Maximize participation and provide educational events and resources that meet important needs of the credit union community.

Staff Liaison: Renee Werth

Chair: Jill Reno, CEO, Financial Plus Federal Credit Union
Vice Chair: Teri Papiersky, CEO, South Central Credit Union


Charge: Gather input, advise and provide recommendations to the MCUL President/CEO and/or the MCUL Board of Directors regarding specific issues for improving both state and federal examination practices, communications, and the supervision environment generally.

Staff Liaison: Kieran Marion

Chair: John Rupert, CEO, Muskegon Co Op
Vice Chair: Chrissy Siders, Vice President of Risk Management, CP FCU

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS FORUM – (this committee is done by appointment only)

Charge: Advise and provide policy recommendations to the MCUL President/CEO and/or MCUL Board of Directors regarding legislative and regulatory issues affecting the credit union movement; and provide a means by which affiliated credit unions can participate in grassroots legislative advocacy and political action functions of the League.

Staff Liaison: Kieran Marion 

Chair: Lon Bone, Vice President of Public Relations and Community Involvement, Genisys
Vice Chair: Patty Campbell, President & CEO, Christian Financial FCU


Charge: Provide direction to the Government and Political Affairs Forum and MCUL staff on legislative and regulatory issues affecting both state and federal credit unions.

Staff Liaisons: Kieran Marion

State Co-Chair: Mike Loucks, AVP/ Branch Manager, LAFCU
Federal Co-Chair: Sarah Dolan, Chief Financial Officer, MSU FCU


Charge: Foster and highlight consumer financial education activities by credit unions for their members and the communities they serve. Make recommendations to the MCUL for financial education resources, initiatives and programs that will help expand industry commitment to financial education. Act as advocates to encourage broader participation in financial education activities. Assist the MCUL in showcasing best practices in financial education by credit unions.

Staff Liaison: Beth Troost

Chair: Harriet Hughes, Assistant Vice President, Education, University of Michigan Credit Union
Vice Chair: Kathy Beard, Financial Education Coordinator, ELGA CU


Governance Structure (New)

An MCUL System Structure Task Force will be formed and will be comprised of chapter chairs or their designees. MCUL EVP/COO Ken Ross will serve as committee liaison under the direction of MCUL CEO Dave Adams.

Charge: The charge of the task force will be to recommend best practices and improvements for the functioning of the chapter/district structure currently in place. Additionally, the task force will consider any structural recommendations that take into consideration the anticipated future consolidation in the industry as well as structures used by other state CU associations.

Staff Liaison: Ken Ross

Chair: Daniel Davidson, CFO, Catholic CU

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