Filene Welcomes New Board of Directors
We're welcoming three new credit union CEOs to Filene Research Institute's administrative board of directors this year, including:
- Tracie Kenyon, president/CEO at Montana Credit Union Network
- Maurice Smith, president/CEO at Local Government Federal Credit Union
- Robert “Bob” Trunzo, president/CEO at CUNA Mutual Group
Steve Suleski, senior vice president and chief governance officer at CUNA Mutual Group, joins the board as an advisory member. See a full list of our board of directors here.
Tracie, Maurice, and Bob replace outgoing board members Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president/CEO at Travis Credit Union; Brett Thompson, president/CEO at The Wisconsin Credit Union League; and Jeff Post, former president/CEO at CUNA Mutual Group. Steve replaces outgoing advisory member Randy Kohout, vice-president, organizational capability at CUNA Mutual Group.
Some of the finest thinkers in the credit union system serve on our board of directors. Under their direction, Filene is committed to delivering the research, innovation, and impact thinking and tools necessary to build the future of cooperative finance.
Read on for more about Filene’s newest board of directors:
Tracie Kenyon is president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network, and also serves on the AACUL executive committee and as chairman of CULAC. She cut her teeth on credit union advocacy as VP of dues-supported services for the Utah Credit Union Association during both the HR 1151 battles and the legendary bank-credit union battles in the late 1990s.
Maurice Smith is president/CEO of North Carolina-based Local Government Federal Credit Union. He started his career in financial services as a loan officer for State Employees’ Credit Union in 1979, and served in several capacities including vice president/city executive and vice-president of marketing and training, before joining LGFCU as executive vice-president in 1992 and president in 1999.
Bob Trunzo is president/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group. Since joining CUNA Mutual Group in June 2005, he held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently as president of CUNA Mutual Group Insurance and Financial Services. In January 2014, he became the eighth president of CUNA Mutual Group in its 78-year history.
Steve Suleski is senior vice president and chief governance officer of CUNA Mutual Group, and leads the Office of Governance. He joined CUNA Mutual Group in 1999 as associate general counsel. Previously he spent 12 years at Foley & Lardner, LLP in Madison, WI, where he specialized in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law.