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Council Programs

Connecting Members

The League's council programs are designed to give an ongoing, formal way for you to connect with other people performing similar roles at their credit union. These councils are member-driven and intended to help facilitate networking, best practices and learning.


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Business Lending Council

Providing valuable leadership and resources to strengthen and grow business lending for Wisconsin credit unions. Council Membership is open to any League-affiliated credit union employee or volunteer. Annually, the membership fee is $100 for credit union's >$100M in assets, $250 for credit unions <$100M in assets. 


Council Benefits


  • Share Best Practices: Let's learn from each other. From in-person meetings, networking events, and online collaboration, you'll be able to connect with your peers, sharing ideas and furthering your credit union's small business lending program. 

  • Access the Resource Library: Work smarter, not harder. Tap into sample documents, articles, and other resources to strengthen your credit union's business lending program. This growing collection is developed from council member experience. Access Library in the Business Lending Council's section in commUNITY.

  • Engage Online: Connect with other Business Lending Council  members and share best practices year-round via the Business Lending Council's section in commUNITY.

  • Increase Awareness: Support activities to expand Wisconsin's consumer's awareness of credit union business lending. 

Leadership


The council is guided by business lending professionals who are elected from among Council members. Current Executive Committee members include:

David Schalk, Chair
Sr. Vice President of Lending
Blackhawk Community Credit Union

Brent Jensen, Vice Chair
VP Senior Lender
Community First Credit Union

Sandra Roadt, Secretary/Treasurer
Assistant VP of Business Lending
Landmark Credit Union

Chris Allen
VP of Commercial Lending
Fox Communities Credit Union

 Beth Ellis, League Liaison
VP of Finance & IT
The Wisconsin Credit Union League




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HR Council

All professionals who have or share responsibility for HR functions at their League-member credit unions are welcome to join. Annually, the membership fee is $100 for credit union's <$150M in assets, $250 for credit unions >$150M in assets. 


Council Benefits


  • Participate in Quarterly Webinars: Hear from top experts in the field on emerging HR trends and issues.

  • Receive a Discount on In-Person Seminars: Get discounted registration for semiannual HR seminars.

  • Access the Resource Library: Access a member-generated library of Wisconsin-specific HR forms and policies via the HR Council's section in commUNITY.

  • Engage Online: Connect with other HR Council members and share best practices year-round via the HR Council's section in commUNITY.

Leadership


The League and HR professionals from several credit unions of different sizes and locations have collaborated to form the council and will continue to manage its development and operation.Current Advisory Board members include:

Sandy Anderson
HR Director
1st Community Credit Union

Marlene Olson
Human Resource Director
Westby Co-op Credit Union

Rebecca Meissner
VP of Services
Winnebago Community Credit Union

Michele Steien
VP - Human Resources
Co-Op Credit Union

Carla Wolf
VP of Human Resources
Dane County Credit Union

Mary Bliss
EVP & COO
The Wisconsin Credit Union League


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