This is an important step, but there is more work to do. We must build on this moment to continue...
Mark turns big research questions into relevant key findings and big ideas into products for a changing world as one of North America’s top cooperative finance thinkers. His critical thinking shows through in his approaches to innovation and research on consumer behavior.
As CEO of Filene, he leads a team of brilliant thinkers, who deliver research and innovation to inspire people to understand the opportunities for cooperative finance to transform communities and lives.
An internationally recognized consumer finance expert published in dozens of publications, Mark has lectured to audiences up to 4,000 in locations across Asia, Australia, Europe, North Africa, and North America. He has advised the US Department of the Treasury and lectured in a variety of academic settings, including Harvard Business School.
Mark is an attorney licensed to practice law in Colorado and Arizona, formerly of the firm of Montgomery, Little & McGrew. He also held executive posts with Arizona State Credit Union and CUNA Mutual Group. He served on the board of directors for Summit Credit Union, the largest credit union in Wisconsin, for ten years.
Mark’s passions include his wife and best friend, Alicia, two terrific teenage daughters, and an animated son. For play, Mark enjoys people, kayaking, yoga, fun, and learning anything new.
“The greatest mistake that we can make, however, is to assume that principles which once were true remain true forever.” - Edward A. Filene, December 9, 1936
The Latest from Mark
Don’t Let Headwinds Derail your Long-Term Strategy
As we look back on the financial data from the past year, we can assess how credit unions have performed...
We Cannot Forget…
While I am proud of the ground-breaking work Filene leads on the critical issue of DEI for credit unions - we can and should do more.
We’re grateful for YOU and this GAC tradition!
Thank you for helping us keep the tradition of the Filene Board Chair Breakfast alive while you prepared to attend CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) virtually this year.