Frank Diekmann, I-CUDE

Cooperator-in-Chief & Co-founder |

Frank DiekmannFrank is Cooperator-in-Chief and co-founder of, a digital news and collaboration platform that provides more organic reporting, opinion, analysis, video and other resources to credit unions than any other provider. 
Frank has an extensive background in credit union industry reporting and editing. Prior to founding, he founded Credit Union Journal, and prior to that cofounded Credit Union Times. Before covering credit unions, Frank covered the nation’s banking industry. He began his editorial career working as a sports reporter, before making the natural segue into credit unions.

Frank is a frequent speaker, having addressed credit union meetings from Sydney to Prague and all of the U.S., and also regularly serves as a judge in various organizations’ marketing competitions. He is the only journalist to ever graduate from the National Credit Union Foundation’s Development Education program, and is now certified as an International Credit Union Development Educator.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Diekmann is also the author of three books, Cathode Ray’s, The Bawl Game and the Flip Flop, and the soon-to-be released “501 Name Tags: How Everything You Need to Know About Business Can be Learned in the Trade Show."


Breakout Session: 25 Ideas That Are Working in Credit Unions | May 8: 10:30 am -­­ 11:30 am

Breakout Session: 20 Things to Be Thinking About in 2020 | May 8: 1:15 pm -­­ 2:15 pm


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