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Michigan Credit Union League

Committee Descriptions

Awards Committee

Charge: Highlight credit union community reinvestment initiatives, financial education and other commendable activities through the MCUL and CUNA awards.

  • Staff Liaisons: Nick Olexa
  • Chair: Dean Trudeau, President & CEO, Public Service Credit Union
  • Vice Chair: Hank Hubbard, CEO, One Detroit Credit Union

CU Difference Committee

Charge:  To act as the voice for the credit union community and promote the credit union difference through the cooperative advertising campaign and the development of credit union champions and media spokespeople.

  • Staff Liaison: Nick Olexa
  • Chair: Lisa Fawcett, Vice President of Marketing, Zeal Credit Union
  • Vice Chair: Carrie Susemihl, Marketing Manager, KALSEE Credit Union

Education 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: Teri Papiersky, CEO, South Central Credit Union
  • Vice Chair: Frances Terry, Manager, Country Heritage Credit Union

Government and Political Affairs Forum Executive Committee

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: Kirk Hanna
  • Chair: Patty Campbell, President & CEO, Christian Financial Federal Credit Union
  • Vice Chair: Mike Newman, CEO, Monroe County Community Credit Union

State and Federal Issues Committee

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: Jordan Kingdon
  • State Co-Chair: Lisa Grey, Director of Compliance and Risk Management, Dow Chemical Employees' Credit Union
  • Federal Co-Chair: Mike Palumbo, Chairman of the Board,  Northland Area Federal Credit Union
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