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Meet our People!

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

Mark Meyer
George Hofheimer
Chief Knowledge Officer
Tansley Stearns
Chief Impact Officer
Patsy Stewart
Chief Finance + Operations Officer
Andrew Downin
Managing Director, Research
Ryan Foss
Managing Director, Innovation
Erin Coleman
Senior Impact Director
Joel Hartzler
Senior Stewardship & Development Director
Elry Armaza
Impact Director & Analyst
Cortney Angeley
Impact Director
Dan Hoover
Director Business Services
Adam Lee
Incubator Director
Holly Fearing
Marketing + Communications Director
James Marshall
Impact Manager
Josey Siegenthaler
Information, Communications and Technology Manager
Tanya Thompson
Membership Manager
Marnie Gerkhardt
Innovation Manager
Lauren Culp
Manager, The Cooperative Trust
Beth Schnabel
Event Manager
Stephanie Galligan
Research Manager
Jeremy Tollefson
Manager of Executive Relations
Laura Gilliam
Research + Communications Associate
Brittany Hoban
Design Associate
Annie Tamblyn
Leadership Team Administrator
Patrick Grant
Information, Communications and Technology Consultant
Amy Eagan
Impact Manager
Corlinda Wooden
Project Manager
Dennis Campbell
Filene Research Fellow
Hope Schau
Filene Research Fellow
Richard Swart
Filene Research Fellow
Sekou Bermiss
Filene Research Fellow
Huggy Rao
Filene Research Fellow
Dionne Pohler
Filene Research Fellow
Sean Geobey
Filene Research Fellow
Luis Dopico
Jim Wilcox
Filene Advisor


On our board of directors serve some of the finest thinkers in the credit union system. Under their direction and the direction of those who sat on our board before them, Filene Research Institute continues to drive change for credit unions and their members.

Maurice Smith - Chair
Local Government Federal Credit Union » Raleigh, NC

Angie Owens - Vice Chair
American Airlines Federal Credit Union » Dallas, TX

Tracie Kenyon - Treasurer
Montana Credit Union Network » Helena, MT

Jim Nussle - Secretary
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.

Eric Dillon - Director
Conexus Credit Union » Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Paul Kundert - Director
UW Credit Union » Madison, WI

Shruti Miyashiro - Director
Orange County's Credit Union » Santa Ana, CA

Jan Roche - Director
State Department Federal Credit Union » Alexandria, VA

Bob Trunzo - Director
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI

Mike Schenk - Advisory Member
Vice President, Economics and Statistics
CUNA & Affiliates » Washington, D.C.

Steve Suleski - Advisory Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Governance Officer
CUNA Mutual Group » Madison, WI