Ken Otsuka | Senior Consultant, Risk & Compliance Solutions | CUNA Mutual Group
In this role, Ken assists credit unions in identifying areas of risk in their operations, and recommends appropriate loss controls to reduce loss exposure.
Ken is also responsible for researching and analyzing emerging risks for product development along with developing resource and other training material for credit unions. Ken is frequently asked to speak by various organizations on a variety of fraud and compliance topics.
John Engel, Director of Legal Affairs | The League
John has been serving Wisconsin credit unions for the past 35 years, and was the first attorney on League staff. He joined The League straight from Marquette University Law School in 1986. He also holds a bachelor and a master of Library & Information Science degree from UW-Milwaukee.
Besides answering credit union compliance calls and emails, John drafts and updates the 71 WCUL loan and account forms. He also screens every bill introduced into the Wisconsin Legislature for its impact on credit unions, providing deeper analysis as needed.
John has also put his research skills to work for 45 years working on his family history. In the days before internet access, he would hitchhike and hop freight trains around the Midwest to get to courthouses, archives, and meet distant relatives. One interesting find was that John's grandfather was elected to a credit union board of directors in 1936. When he died, CUNA Mutual life savings insurance boosted his account payout and loan protection insurance paid off his auto loan!