Nine representatives from Indiana credit unions were selected last week to take part in the Indiana Credit Union League’s ignite initiative, which seeks to encourage innovation to help better the lives of credit union members.
ICUL Vice Chairman Doug True, one of the two members of the ignite leadership team, said the representatives are the seventh group to enter the program.
“The track record of leadership development, collaboration and networking that ignite has fostered has been tremendous,” True said.
Ignite is a joint venture between the ICUL and Indiana credit union representatives associate with the Filene Research Institute’s i3 group—a working group of credit union professionals from across the continent who are not CEOs but hold a substantial amount of responsibility at their institutions.
“Under the direction of our Leadership Team, the ignite initiative has thrived in Indiana,” ICUL President John McKenzie said. “The credit union support has been tremendous, as many have shared very talented and innovative employees.”
New participants include Brandon Speckman of Forum Credit Union, Curtis Meyer of Interra Credit Union, Daren Johnson of Indiana Members Credit Union, Jenna Turner of Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, Latonya Gaither of the Teachers Credit Union, Mark Moulton of Financial Center Federal Credit Union, Shelby Schuh of Beacon Credit Union and Stephanie Snow of Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union.
During the group’s first meeting late last month, the participants were organized into smaller working groups to begin development on 2014 innovations. Several of the 26 past innovations developed by past participants have been adopted by Indiana credit unions and other institutions.
The ICUL, established in 1925, is funded by dues from member CUs and subsidiary ICUL Services Corp.