Eddie Antoniewicz, Certified Financial Counselor | Simplicity Credit Union
Eddie is a Certified Financial Counselor and has been with Simplicity Credit Union for the past 5 years. He believes that financial situations are fixable and it is his job to help members understand how to get there. With over 15 years in collections he has learned that people don’t want to be behind in their payments and he wants them to know they can make changes to improve their financial well-being. “In today’s world, money can be one of the scariest monsters out there. We want to help arm you with tools and support so you can conquer that fear and take control of your financial life.
Justin Bates, Attorney at Law | Bates Legal Group, LLC
Attorney Justin Bates has represented and advised creditors and financial institutions on issues involving collection, repossession, FDCPA defense, foreclosure, creditors' rights in bankruptcy and related compliance issues. Justin received 100% good or excellent rating from The League’s three roundtables that he previously presented at. “Best speaker in years.” – past Collections Roundtable attendee
LaMont Bonham, VP of Collections & Fraud | Connexus Credit Union
LaMont was operating a private detective agency when Tower Credit Union approached him to do collection work over 15 years ago. He managed both the Collections and Member Service departments until Tower merged with Connexus Credit Union and LaMont took on the position of Collections Manager. Connexus continues its rapid growth and the collections department now consists of three teams: Collections, Legal and Fraud with almost 20 employees. LaMont currently holds the role of VP of Collections & Fraud.
Marggie Coan, Supervisory Examiner for Region | Office of Credit Unions
Marggie has been with the Office of Credit Unions since 2012. She was a field examiner in Region 2 and was recently promoted to the position of Supervisory Examiner for Region 2. Marggie was born in Illinois and lived in Indiana and Ohio until she came to her senses and moved to Wisconsin. She holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, as well as Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. She recently moved to Prairie du Sac with her family where they are spending their free time exploring the new area.
Kevin Lynch, Examiner | Office of Credit Unions
Kevin has been working in Wisconsin’s credit union industry since 1995. He started his career in a Wisconsin credit union while in high school and worked in Wisconsin credit unions for over 20 years with a focus on compliance. His examination career began in the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions - Office of Credit Unions in 2016.