The Corporate Connection
April 2017


As a reminder, both Corporate Central's Annual Meeting and The Wisconsin Credit Union League's Annual Meeting will take place next Thursday morning - May 4.  The meetings will run concurrently beginning at 9:30 am - meaning you will be updated on each organizations' 2016 achievements at one time.
 
All members of Corporate Central (including members that are not members of The League) are encouraged and welcome to attend our Annual Meeting, the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 3 and The League's Annual Convention.  Please visit our website for more information and to find the registration form.  We look forward to spending some time with you and enjoying one of our Movement's special events!

Chris Felton
President/CEO
What's New & Who's Who  @ CCCU
Kay Schlumpf
Corporate Central has welcomed Kay Schlumpf to our team as a Digital Information Specialist.   She will be building digital capabilities within Corporate Central by implementing tools and training our staff how to use them so we can better serve our members.

Kay has experience in Microsoft SharePoint, web design and management, organization & imaging of materials, graphic design, project management and organizational change management.  She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign and a Certificate in Project Management from UW-Milwaukee.

When not working, Kay enjoys spending time with her horse and cats, traveling with her husband and relaxing with her many hobbies, which include painting, genealogy, gardening, and antiquing.
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Linda Resler
Linda Resler began her career at Corporate Central in April 2010 and celebrated her 7th anniversary this month!  She has been the Manager Accounting since January 2012.  In this role she oversees the daily operations of our Accounting Department.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Linda was the Accountant and Executive Vice President at a full-service, community credit union with two branches in the Milwaukee area.  Linda has over 21 years of experience in the credit union industry.  Her educational background includes a bachelor degree in Accounting.
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Michele Vukovic
Michele Vukovic joined Corporate Central in 2005 as our HR Manager and celebrated her 12th anniversary this month!  Michele is proud to work with staff dedicated to the 'people helping people' philosophy, a hallmark of both the credit union industry as well as the Human Resources function.

Her passion for learning and advocacy, which began when she was a youngster growing up in the middle of a large family - Michele has 9 siblings - is what led her to pursue a career in HR. "The staff members here at Corporate Central live out the attributes of member service excellence, committed partnerships and trusted advocates on a daily basis.  It is truly a privilege to be engaged with an organization that is laser-focused on 'helping members to be wildly successful' and has the outstanding support of a great volunteer Board."

Michele fed her passion for learning by obtaining a Bachelor's of Business Administration - Industrial Relations degree, and a Masters of Human Resources & Labor Relations degree, both from UW - Milwaukee, and continues to learn from and advocate for her family and co-workers.  
 
Credit Unions Connect
Stories that exemplify the movement


IMCU Contributes to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana
Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) in Indianapolis, IN recently presented a check for $9,286 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana (RMHCCIN) as part of an ongoing debit card give back program.




Fond du Lac Credit Union Commits to Working with Habitat for Humanity

Fond du Lac Credit Union has committed to helping their membership and city by working with Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat ReStore in Fond du Lac said they needed help painting, so a group of volunteers from the credit union painted some security lines on their floor and also painted the inside of one of their box trucks they use to pick up donated items.  The credit union says they are hoping to work with Habitat for Humanity this year with a building project as well.

Oahe Federal Credit Union Holds Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Oahe Federal Credit Union in Pierre, SD holds an annual Easter Egg Hunt for their Pee Wee Penguin young savers.  According to Jaymason Bramblee, Loan Officer and Member Outreach contact, the event is a hit with the community year after year!
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Educators Credit Union met with Corporate Central's partner, Strategic Resource Management (SRM), at a regional credit union conference last year. They next connected at the Corporate Central Members Advisory Council meeting in Milwaukee, WI where SRM's President, Patrick Goodwin, was giving a presentation on card portfolio management.

The timing was perfect - the credit union was about to renew their agreements for transaction processing and PIN/POS networks.  Before long, Educators Credit Union engaged the CU Save team to review the structure of their debit and credit card portfolios, and the savings turned out to be tremendous!

The 2017 ICUL Convention
C orporate Central attended the Illinois Credit Union League's 87th Annual Convention April 6-8 in Schaumberg, IL. 
 
With over 75 members throughout the state of Illinois, it was a great opportunity to connect with our members and thank them for their continued partnership.

Pictured here are Corporate Central employees Jesse Kohl and Mark Hopkins spending quality time with our members!



CUNA HR Conference
I nterLutions, Corporate Central's CUSO, attended and sponsored the CUNA HR Conference April 19-21 in Las Vegas, NV.   Thank you to CUNA and the Executive Committee and members of the HR & Organizational Development Council for putting together such a valuable conference. 

Even Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe stopped by to meet the InterLutions team and learn about the innovative healthcare solutions offered through I-Care!
It's Here! Introducing QuantyPhi
Like most credit union executives these days, you wear a lot of hats.  You're busy beyond busy,  and your needs are constantly changing - especially as balance sheets become more complicated and portfolios become more  sophisticated.  To complicate things further, you may not have the time, tools and training needed to keep risk and opportunity balanced for peak performance.

But...what if your credit union had an experienced partner that could:
  • Help maximize day-to-day balance sheet performance?
  • Do the never-ending math you don't have time to do?
  • Expertly adjust plans and projections as markets and goals change?
  • Run "what-if" scenarios and strategize for you?
  • Find opportunity on both sides of the balance sheet?
  • Build a balance sheet with muscle, flex and stamina?
Visit www.corpcu.com/quantyphi to learn more.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 17
Strategic ALM Conference
Corporate Central Credit Union in Muskego, WI
 
Despite three Fed rate hikes, the future path of interest rates remains uncertain. Will the economy stumble in a higher rate environment forcing a reverse course or will the Fed have room to continue pushing fed funds higher?

As is always the case, the odds of successfully forecasting interest rates are no better than a coin flip. A solid ALM process remains critical to your credit union's success.  This two-day workshop highlights best practices in the ALM arena as well as providing regulator insights from the Wisconsin DFI.

The basic track is designed for CEO's, CFO's, ALCO members and financial management staff involved in actively managing the balance sheet. The track lays the foundation for developing an understanding of interest rate risk and key interest rate risk measurements.

The advanced program is designed for those directly responsible for monitoring and managing the credit union's interest rate risk. Topics include liquidity risk management, portfolio benchmarking, aligning investment analysis with rate risk position and possible CECL impact on the balance sheet.


Thursday, May 25 @ 1:00 pm CT
Group Dental & Vision Plans for WI Credit Unions

Looking to reduce costs without reducing employee benefits? Join Corporate Central and R&R Insurance (formerly Frett Barrington Ltd) for an informative, free webinar to learn about Corporate Central's group dental and vision insurance programs. Insured through Delta Dental and administered by R&R Insurance, this partnership offers plans and pricing unique to Corporate Central Credit Union members.

The webinar will cover:
  • Employer sponsored and voluntary dental programs
  • Employer sponsored and voluntary vision programs
  • How these programs can benefit your employees
  • Unique enrollment guidelines that allow small credit unions to participate
No cost to attend.


Visit our website at www.corpcu.com  and register for events under the Events Calendar .



H elping Members to be  Wildly  Successful