2014 Committees, Councils and Task Forces
AWARDS AND COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COMMITTEE
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: Maureen Lafrinere 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
EDUCATIONAL NEEDS COMMITTEE
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
EXAMINATION AND SUPERVISION COMMITTEE
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
STATE AND FEDERAL ISSUES WORKING GROUP
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
FINANCIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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