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League highlights success, names Exec Committee at Convention

May 22, 2018
By Christine Henzig, Director of Communications

Pewaukee, Wis. -  The Wisconsin Credit Union League shared its 2017 report to delegates and named its Executive Committee for 2018 at The League’s 84th Annual Meeting in Green Bay. 

Among The League’s 2017 achievements in the report:Leverage your strength through The League! 

League Directors 

The League Board 2018-2019











(L to R, front row): Anthony Klockow, Val Mindak, Lora Benrud and Jack Peplinski. (L to R, back row): non-voting YP Advisor Lindsay Pelletier; Anita Rauch, non-voting YP advisor Janelle Black, Nick Kessenich, Tracie Wills, Jennifer Schilling, and Kevin Ralofsky.

The League Board's newly-elected Executive Committee members are:

  • Chair: Val Mindak - Park City Credit Union, Merrill
  • Vice Chair: Lora Benrud - WESTconsin Credit Union, Menomonie
  • Secretary: Jack Peplinski - Altra Federal Credit Union, Onalaska
  • Treasurer: Tony Klockow - Kohler Credit Union, Kohler

Beginning three-year terms on The League Board are:

  • Tracie Wills - M.E. Employees Credit Union, Wausau
  • Nick Kessenich - Members First Credit Union, Madison
  • Val Mindak
  • Lora Benrud

They were elected this spring.​

They join League Directors:

  • Jennifer Schilling – Empower Credit Union, West Allis
  • Kevin Ralofsky - Verve, A Credit Union, Oshkosh
  • Anita Rauch - Heritage Credit Union, Madison

And (non-voting) YP Advisors to the League Board:​

  • Janelle Black - Governmental Employees Credit Union
  • Lindsay Pelletier - Sheboygan Area Credit Union

Commendation for departing director

Delegates to The League’s annual meeting commended Kim Youngblood of FOCUS Credit Union in Wauwatosa, who completed service on The League Board. She was a director since 2009 and served as League Chair since 2016. She also served as Vice Chair and Secretary. We thank her for her dedication to Wisconsin credit unions!

League Directors are elected by credit unions in their respective asset categories and geographic regions. They represent Wisconsin’s 130+ consumer-owned financial cooperatives, which have returned $2 billion to their account holders over the past decade. Learn more in the Scorecard.