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i3

Big ideas start here. We found the most captivating next generation leaders, organized them, and set them loose on the consumer finance industry’s most flummoxing problems. The result? The renowned i³ (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) Group.

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Every year, we select the best and brightest next generation credit union executives to join this two-year program. During four six-month innovation cycles, you'll attend two face-to-face meetings per year, participate on weekly team calls, and follow the proven Filene Method to create innovations for consumers through credit unions.

 

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Congratulations to the New 2014 i3 Members!

Keon Conerly
AVP of Research and Development
University of Illinois Employees Credit Union
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Christopher Danvers
VP, Payments & Digital Services
American Airlines Credit Union
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Bret Davis
Application Development Manager
Patriot Federal Credit Union
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Jason Deitz
VP, Business Development and Facilities
Smart Financial
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Larry Flory
Chief Information Officer
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
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Steve Fukumoto
Manager BSA Officer/ Enterprise Risk Management
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
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Ericka Gorman
Sr. Manager, Credit Product Strategy
Alliant Credit Union
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Lamar Heyward
Innovation Strategist
Local Government Federal Credit Union
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Chad LaFlash
Research & Development Director
University of Wisconsin Credit Union
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Jason Lindstrom
Chief Marketing Officer
Belvoir Federal Credit Union
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Jennifer Meyers
SVP, Finance
Westerra Credit Union
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Rebekah Monroe
Marketing Manager
Christian Financial Credit Union
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Taylor Murray
Regional Director, Service Centers
Baxter Credit Union
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Aaron Palmer
VP/Chief Lending Officer
TwinStar Credit Union
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Brooke Rogers
VP, Member Call Centers
Coastal Federal Credit Union
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Matthew Schewe
VP, Member Experience
City & County Credit Union
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Andy Sulentic
Branch Manager
BlueShore Financial
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Tammy Williams
EVP, Innovation & Culture
CitzensFirst Credit Union
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Ryan Yates
VP, Marketing & Sales
ZenBanx
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Melina Young
Director of Marketing
Verity Credit Union
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2013

Laurie Butz
SVP, Organizational Development, Investments, and Business Services
Community First Credit Union
Scott Coe
SVP Marketing
CoastHills Federal Credit Union
Douglas Ebner
Manager of Business Technology and Innovation
First West Credit Union
Kathi Goodell
Project Coordinator
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
Mark Hamid
Vice President – Branch Administration
FirstLight Federal Credit Union
Jeremy Hayes
Senior Vice President
Assemblies of God Credit Union
Rachel Langtry
Vice President of Marketing & Communitcations
Credit Union 1
Rob Lefkowicz
Chief Operations Officer
Park Side Federal Credit Union
Evelyn Royer
Vice President, Risk Management & Support Systems
Purdue Federal Credit Union
Serese Selanders
Sales and Service Executive
Affinity Credit Union
Jennifer Sider
Development Officer
Duke University Federal Credit Union
Matt Vance
Marketing & Product Development Manager
Salal Credit Union
Suzanne Weinstein
Chief Financial Officer
Orlando Federal Credit Union
Jennifer Wolfe
AVP - Business Systems Delivery
Partners Federal Credit Union
Brett Wooden
SVP Marketing + Innovation
Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union

2012

Megan Armstrong
COO
Saratoga's Community
William Azaroff
Director, Business and Community Development
Vancity Credit Union
Brad Barnes
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Air Academy Federal Credit Union
Kayce Bell
COO
Alabama Credit Union
Marquis Boochee
Vice President, eStrategy and Innovation
Xceed Financial Credit Union
Danielle Brehmer
Vice President of Marketing
Lake Trust Credit Union
Cindy Brucato
Assistant Vice President of Application Development
GTE Federal Credit Union
Taylor Carstens
VP/Chief Lending Officer
People's Trust Federal Credit Union
Robert Christiansen
District Manager
Servus Credit Union
Andrew Downin
Manager of Product Development
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Andrew Downin
Innovation Director
Damian Jakubczyk
Interim CIO
Elevations Credit Union
David Klavitter
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations
DUPACO Community Credit Union
Andrea Mosher
Vice President of Lending
University of Michigan Credit Union
Michael Salerno
Manager, e-Services
America First Federal Credit Union
Andrew Spirrison
Vice President Of Retail Delivery
FORUM Credit Union
Mary Beth Spuck
Chief Administrative Officer
TwinStar Credit Union
Denise Wymore
Co-Founder
6th Story

2011

Dana Clark
Vice President, Retail Delivery Services
Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union
Joline Epple
Director of Marketing
Target Credit Union, A Division of BCU
Betsy Guerrero
CFO
Westerra Credit Union
Jean Hughes
Jennifer Laud
Director of Marketing & Innovation
First Financial Credit Union
Adam Marlowe
Vice President, Member Experience
Georgia's Own Credit Union
Josh McAfee
Marketing Manager
Leaders Credit Union
Michelle Merkley
Director, Marketing & Business Development
Keystone Federal Credit Union
C. J. Presto
Baxter Credit Union
Sandra Sagehorn-Elliot
SVP/COO
Bellco Credit Union
Soma Sarkar
Executive Vice President/COO
Credit Union of New Jersey
James Simon
SVP & Chief Lending Officer
TCM Bank
Michael Spink
Innovation Strategist
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Ray Springsteen
Senior Vice President
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Steve Webb
Vice President of Communications & Public Relations
Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Jason Werts
Vice President, Member Services
Unitus Community Credit Union
Linda Young
Research and Planning Consultant
Linda W. Young + Associates

2010

David Birky
VP, Strategic Development
Interra Credit Union
Robert Chavez
CEO
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Chris Chippindale
Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives
Ent Federal Credit Union
Lousie Delaney
Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union
Paul Farmer
Innovation Officer
Veridian Credit Union
Carlene Frimer
Learning & Development Specialist
United Communities Credit Union Limited
Michael Hostetler
E-commerce & Market Research Manager
Finance Center Federal Credit Union
Shannon Hout
Marketing Manger
Educators Credit Union
Kathy Martin
Senior Vice President Development & Support
Directions Credit Union
C. J. Meyers
Senior Vice President/CFO
Teachers Federal Credit Union
Lisa Palma
Director of Innovation & Marketing
Blackhawk Community Credit Union
C. J. Presto
Baxter Credit Union
Betsy Sommers
Vice President Staff Development
Seasons Federal Credit Union
Nick Talley
Pre-Med Student
Lauren Vance
Vice President, Strategic Development & Product Delivery
Christian Financial Credit Union
Joni Walker
Senior VP
Missoula Federal Credit Union
Michael Warrell
CEO
Solano First Federal Credit Union
Corina Watts
Senior Manager, Marketing
University Federal Credit Union
Derrik Wynkoop
President & CEO
Walden Savings Bank
Stacie Wyss-Schoenborn
Vice President of Member Solutions
Boeing Employees Credit Union

2009

Shelly Berryman
Vice President, Member Engagement & Advocacy
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union
Corey Bowes
Chief Operating Officer
OMISTA Credit Union
Dawn Collins
Project Manager/Loan Officer
Mt. Lehman Credit Union
Julie Cosgrove
Director of Human Resources
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Mark Coudriet
VP of IT
Xceed Financial Credit Union
Yolanda Draine
Senior, VP, Human Resources
First South Financial Credit Union
Paul Ebisch
CEO
Assemblies of God CU
Jackie Edwards
Business Development Manger
Conexus Credit Union
Sharon Gaugler
Chief Lending Officer
A+ Federal Credit Union
Josette Gauthier
Senior Vice-President Human Resources
Alterna Savings
Matt Henry
Chief Information and Administrative Officer
Elevations Credit Union
Jane Kennedy
Marketing, Business Development & EServices Manager
Utilities Employees Credit Union
Mike Kenzie
Chief Administrative Officer
Patriot Federal Credit Union
Paul Kirkbride
VP, CU Solutions
CU Direct Corporation
Tamela Meade
VP- Member Service
American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Toni Montgomery
Community Relations Manager
Americhoice Federal Credit Union
Chris Phillips
Director of Marketing
Land of Lincoln Credit Union
C.J. Presto
VP Finance
Baxter Credit Union
Lisa Randall
Senior Vice President of Lending and Marketing
Vermont Federal Credit Union
Domenic Vinci
Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer
Interior Saving Credit Union
Alison Wolf
Vice President of Marketing
FAA Credit Union

2008

Jenny Casselman
Vice President of Loan Servicing
Greater Nevada Credit Union
Jeanne Denton
Director of Marketing and Training
Nikkei Credit Union
Eric Dillon
Chief Executive Officer
Conexus Credit Union
Linda Garboczi
Vice President Marketing
Andrews Federal Credit Union
C. J. Meyers
Senior Vice President/CFO
Teachers Federal Credit Union
Bob Morgan
Executive Vice President
NorthCountry Federal Credit Union
Kelley Parks
Creative Catalyst
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Jason Peach
Senior Vice President / CFO
West Community Credit Union
Jon Reske
Vice President of Marketing
UMass Five College Federal Credit Union
Brandon Riechers
EVP - Chief Lending Officer
Royal Credit Union
Charlie Roberts
Senior Vice President & CIO
State Department Federal Credit Union
Ginger Salt
SVP Markets,
Truliant Federal Credit Union

2007

C. Lee Brice
Senior Vice President, Strategic Direction and Operations
Desert Schools Federal CU
Mary Dolan
Director of Training and Marketing
Maine State Credit Union
Mike Fletcher
CMO
Giftango
Mark Forsyth
National Institutes of Health FCU
Tammy Gallegos
VP Service Quality
America First Federal Credit Union
Chad Graves
Senior Vice President Information Technology
Ent Federal Credit Union
Blake Griffin
Technical Trainer
Avaya Government Solutions
Michael Murphy
Executive VP/COO
Motorola Employees Credit Union
Jeanne Pickens
Vice President of Marketing
Rogue Federal Credit Union
Caroline Redmann
Vice President Innovation
Heritage Credit Union
Rebecca Secor
Program Manager
Member Loyalty Group
Trish Shermot
COO
CTCE Federal Credit Union
Shari Storm
VP and Chief Marketing Officer
Verity Credit Union
Frank Weidner
President & CEO
Wings Financial Federal Credit Union

2006

Tom Anonson
Executive Vice President
Class Act Federal Credit Union
Thomas Bowen
Operations Project Manager
Money One Federal Credit Union
Musette Bracher
VP, Marketing
GECU
Dave Brooke
EVP Operations/COO
Point Loma Credit Union
Susan Brooks
AVP, Consumer Lending
Navy Federal Credit Union
Laura Campbell
EVP
Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union
Kathleen Emery
Manager, Business Continuity
Symitar
David Faleski
Vice President of Marketing
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Steve Fifield
VP, Branches/Sales & Services
Cyprus Federal Credit Union
Mark Forsyth
National Institutes of Health FCU
Lori Hall
American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Kevin Johns
Vice President, Texas Operations
TruWest Credit Union
Lydia Johnson
Steve Koenen
Senior VP, Retail Operations
Altra Federal Credit Union
Kathryn Koepf Davis
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Xceed Financial Credit Union
Karin Kovalovsky
Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications
Air Academy Federal Credit Union
Todd Marksberry
Executive Leadership
SavvyMoney
Tim Mislansky
Senior Vice President
Wright-Patt Credit Union
Scott Moriarty
CEO and Co-Founder
Thwakk, Inc.
Nan Morrow
Vice President Corporate Development
Centra Credit Union
Michael Murphy
Executive VP/COO
Motorola Employees Credit Union
Lisa Renner
CEO
CU Holding Company, LLC
David Snodgrass
President and CEO
Lake Trust Credit Union
Troy Stang
President/CEO
Northwest Credit Union Association
Jean Theis
VP, Operations
Motorola Employees Credit Union
Kim Vu
VP, Community Investment & Social Impact; Executive Director
NorthWest Credit Union Association
Charlie White
Entrepreneur and Principal Partner
Thwakk, Inc.

2005

Linda Armyn
VP Business Development & Services and Government Affairs
Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Lesley Carrell
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Fibre Federal Credit Union
Danielle Chatfield
Financial Health Evangelist
Ohio HealthCare Federal Credit Union
Bob Falk
President/CEO
Purdue Federal Credit Union
Lisa Landt
CFO
First Entertainment Credit Union
Jim Morrell
President/CEO
Peninsula Community Federal Credit Union
Michael Murphy
Executive VP/COO
Motorola Employees Credit Union
Dwayne Naylor
EVP
Langley Federal Credit Union
David Pope
Senior Vice President IT
SAFE Credit Union
Tansley Stearns
Director of Impact
Filene Research Institue
Darin Woinarowicz
VP of Dev/CPO
Arrowhead Central Credit Union

2004

Eric Acree
CEO
Vantage Credit Union
Thomas Boos
President/CEO
Billings Federal Credit Union
Linda Brown
Executive Vice President
Service 1st Federal Credit Union
Geri Dillingham-LaChance
President/CEO
North Island Credit Union
Teresa Freeborn
President/CEO
Xceed Financial Credit Union
Denise Gabel
COO
Northwest Credit Union Association
Laida Garcia
President/CEO
floridacentral Credit Union
Elizabeth Hayes
EVP/CAO
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Mary Ann Hughes Butts
Adjunct Faculty
College of Southern Nevada
Francis James
Vice President
United Teletech Financial Federal CU
Jeff Kline
President/CEO
Members Development Company
Todd Lindemann
SVP Innovation & Strategy
Redwood Credit Union
Crystal Long
President/CEO
GECU of El Paso
Jim Miles
President/CEO
MidUSA Credit Union, Inc.
Ben Morales
Senior Vice President
Washington State Employees Credit Union
Peter Paulson
President / CEO
Corporate America Family CU
Jeff Russell
CEO
Delta Dental
Nathan Saller
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Bellwether Community Credit Union
Mark Sekula
Chief Lending Officer
Randolph-Brooks Federal CU
Barry Shaner
President/CEO
Directions Credit Union
Susan Siegel
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Branch Operations
Sunmark Federal Credit Union
Phil Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Credit Union of Colorado
Richard Syme
SVP
America First Federal Credit Union
Doug True
Chief Executive Officer
FORUM Credit Union
Jeff York
President/CEO
CoastHills Federal Credit Union