Mary M Gilmeister | President of Macha
Currently Mary is the President of Macha, and an Accredited ACH Professional and a National Check Professional (NCP). Mary has been President of WACHA/Macha for 26 years. WACHA merged with MACHA in May of 2020. Mary is also President of Payment Advisory Resource (PAR) a subsidiary of MACHA.
Mary has served on the NACHA (National ACH Association), Marketing Committee, the NACHA Board of Directors and chaired a Nationwide Direct Deposit Campaign in 1998 and participated on the Federal Debit Collection Improvement Act of 1996. In addition, Mary has chaired many national rule making committees for NACHA and has served on many panels. Mary has participated in developing a program with the State Bar Association of WI and participated on a program for the state to change legislation on Financial Elder Abuse. Mary speaks nationally at the NACHA conference, and other conferences nationwide. She also trains the state and FDIC examiners.
Currently, Mary also participates in the following NACHA Committees:
- Steering Committee for NACHA’s Innovative Alliance
- Government Relations Advisory Group
- Risk Management Advisory Group
Mary also has participated in the Faster Payments Coalition and is a member of the Faster Payments Council and is on an Advisory Board.
Mary has 25 years of experience in the Financial Industry. She has worked as a branch manager, cash management officer and manager of operations deposit and loans and training coordinator. Mary holds a Certificate from Carroll College in Not-for-Profit Management and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from Carroll College.
John Engel, Director of Legal Affairs | The League
John has been assisting Wisconsin credit unions with compliance, policies, and procedures for more than 20 years. When credit unions call The League for compliance guidance, it’s often John who answers.
Paul Guttormsson, Senior Vice President & General Counsel | The League
Paul drafts regulatory comment letters on behalf of credit unions, helping to shape regulations affecting credit union operations, income, and member service. He supervises W.C.U.L. Services Corp.’s Compliance Specialist Program, deploying shared employees among Wisconsin credit unions to provide support for compliance efforts.
Kim Hoppe, Compliance Resource Analyst | The League
Kim is a familiar voice to Wisconsin credit unions as part of our Legal Affairs team, offering guidance by phone on compliance issues and practical insights as part of League compliance trainings. Kim also helps credit unions expedite compliance workload as a member of the Compliance Specialist Program.