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Filene is People!

A network of passionate thinkers and doers is behind everything we create. Meet Filene’s most powerful asset: our people.

Mark Meyer
Mollie Bell
Chief Engagement Officer
George Hofheimer
Chief Knowledge Officer
Tansley Stearns
Chief Impact Officer
Patsy Stewart
Chief Finance + Operations Officer
Dan Hoover
Senior Director Business Services
Cynthia Campbell
Director of Innovation Labs
Andrew Downin
Innovation Director
Ben Rogers
Research Director
Grace Kim, JD
Impact Director
Chris Fraenza
Impact Manager
Kate Lawton
Brand Manager
Andrea Louden
Business Services Administrator
James Marshall
Leader, The Cooperative Trust
Manpreet “Manny” Nat
Research Associate
Andrea Nilsen
Engagement Manager
Marnie Renteria
Innovation Manager
Jessica Scheidler
Membership Manager
Beth Schnabel
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Administrator
Michael Barr
Filene Research Fellow
Dennis Campbell
Filene Research Fellow
Annamaria Lusardi
Filene Research Fellow
Jonathan Morduch
Filene Research Fellow
Christopher Nicholls
Filene Research Fellow
Hope Schau
Filene Research Fellow
Ellen Seidman
Filene Research Fellow
Eldar Shafir
Filene Research Fellow
Dorian Stone
Filene Research Fellow
Luis Dopico
Filene Advisor
Rob Rubin
Filene Advisor
Robert Hoel
Filene Advisor
Jennifer Kuhn
Filene Advisor
Jim Wilcox
Filene Advisor
Corlinda Wooden
Filene Advisor


On our board of directors serve some of the finest thinkers in the credit union industry. Under their direction and the direction of those who sat on our board before them, Filene Research Institute continues to provide credit unions and the financial services industry with monographs, colloquia, and innovation programs from top academics.

Paul Kundert - Chair
UW Credit Union » Madison, WI
Maurice Smith - Vice Chair
Local Government Federal Credit Union » Raleigh, NC
Tracie Kenyon - Treasurer
Montana Credit Union Network » Helena, MT
Jim Nussle - Secretary
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.
Jan Roche - Director
State Department Federal Credit Union » Alexandria, VA
Patricia Smith - Director
Unitus Community Credit Union » Portland, OR
Bob Trunzo - Director
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI
Bill Hampel - Advisory Member
Chief Economist
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.
Steve Suleski - Advisory Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Governance Officer
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI