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League Leadership

League Board of Directors



Jennifer L. Schilling, Board Chair - Region 3

President of Empower Credit Union


Jennifer has been with Empower Credit Union since 1998, serving as the Accountant and CFO before becoming President. She previously worked for a local CPA firm. Jennifer also is the Chair for The League's Government Affairs Committee. She also serves on The League's Services Council and on the Board of the Wisconsin Credit Union Shared Service Centers. Jennifer looks to continue and enhance the success of The League in assisting credit unions throughout the state and increasing awareness of the credit union movement. Read Jennifer's Meet the Board profileContact Jennifer




Michael Mallow, Vice Chair - Region 5

President of Sheboygan Area Credit Union


Mike has been in the financial industry for more than 30 years. He also currently serves on The League’s Services Council and The League Services Corp. Board of Directors. He is a former chapter board member and chapter president.


Mike is a strong proponent of the "people helping people" philosophy that has been the cornerstone of the credit union movement. He believes that credit unions need to work together (rather than against one another) to maintain our long-term viability. He believes the industry needs to constantly seek new paths so that it can remain competitive and overcome the pressure from the banking industry to eliminate credit unions. Mike also believes credit unions need to work together not only to survive, but also to excel in the delivery and offering of services to members and potential members. Read Mike's Meet the Board profileContact Michael



Jack Gill, Treasurer - Region 2

President of First Community CU of Beloit          


Jack has been President of First Community Credit Union of Beloit since 1997 and has more than twenty years of management experience in the credit union movement. He also served on the League Services Corp. Board of Directors for the last several years and is a member of its executive committee. Jack is also a member of The League's 1 with The League Council and Services Council. He has also held several positions in the South Central Chapter of Credit Unions. Read Jack's Meet the Board profileContact Jack








Kimberly Youngblood, Secretary

Group B: $20 million to $100 million in assets

SVP/COO of Focus Credit Union


Prior to Kimberly's current position, she served as President for eight years at Federated Family Credit Union. Kimberly also serves on the League Services Corp. Board of Directors, as well as on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Credit Union Shared Service Centers. She is a strong believer that cooperation and collaboration will be a key factor in the ongoing success of the credit union movement in Wisconsin and she envisions The League continuing its evolution to meet those needs. Read Kimberly's Meet the Board profileContact Kimberly




Image     Jack Peplinski, Director - Region 1

President of Altra Federal Credit Union


This is Jack's first term on The League's Board of Directors.


Jack began serving his credit union in the mid-1980s. He joined the staff in 1990 and managed almost every aspect of the credit union's operations for the past two decades before becoming its CEO. Read Jack's Meet the Board Profile. Contact Jack








Brian Prunty, Director 

Asset Group D: More than $500 million in assets

CEO of CoVantage Credit Union


Brian has seen his credit union grow from $67 million in assets with 36 employees to having almost $1 billion in assets and 254 employees across its 11 offices.


Brian says credit unions must tap sustainable technologies in order to improve service. This, he says, is also essential to maximize productivity and thrive in an environment of ever-tightening margins. He urges all credit unions to participate in the comment process as new rules and regs take shape, and to fully digest resources like the ii releases provided by the League's Legal Affairs staff to achieve compliance.


Brian says that our system's healthy capital shows that, fundamentally, the credit union system is strong. Read Brian's Meet the Board profileContact Brian



Tim TranbergTim Tranberg, Director

Asset Group C $100 million to $500 million in assets

EVP of Co-op Credit Union


As EVP of Co-op Credit Union, Tim has 26 years of experience making personal loans, mortgage loans and business loans. But he still spends much of his time directly serving members.


He says that while compliance obligations have grown more complex for credit unions these last few years, the job of managing compliance shouldn't just fall to one person. Rather, it's everybody's business at the credit union. And credit unions should take advantage of the wealth of opportunities The League provides for compliance assistance. Read Tim's Meet the Board profileContact Tim



Kevin Ralofsky - Director - Region 4

President of CitizensFirst Credit Union


Kevin is the latest addition to the League Board. His background, as an entrepreneur and management consultant, makes him a firm believer in tackling challenges. He feels that collaboration is something more credit unions must do to grow, and that sharing the vision and data for growth with a credit union's entire team can fuel success. Read Kevin's Meet the Board profile. Read Kevin's Meet the Board profile.  Contact Kevin














Carol PecsiCarol Pecsi, Director

Asset Group A: Less than $20 million in assets

President of First Credit Union

Carol has been in the credit union industry for more than 30 years and has also been involved in many aspects of the movement. Her goal is to make sure that The League continues to be a leader in the credit union movement and to represent credit unions to the best of her ability. Read Carol's Meet the Board profileContact Carol









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Josh Roberts, Young Professional Advisor to the League Board (non-voting)

Enterprise Credit Union

Josh is a member of The League's Government Affairs Committee and the President of the United Suburban Chapter of Credit Unions. He is also an advisory board member to The League's Young Professionals Network, a career- and CU-development program.











Katy Cowdy

Katy Cowdy

Young Professional Advisor to the League Board (non-voting)

Educators Credit Union


Katy is involved with the Gateway Chapter of Credit Unions and is a 2012 League Convention CRASHER and YP Bootcamp graduate. She is also a grad of CUNA's FUSE - Branch Operations & Business Development School.

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