A champion of compliance

'Compliance has an iron fist reputation, but collaboration is key.'

Matt Bailey, director of compliance at $419 million asset Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently won CUNA’s Compliance Champion Award.

A member of CUNA’s Compliance Education Advisory Board, Linn speaks about his transition from mortgage lending to compliance, and the challenge of creating a strong compliance culture.

CU Mag: What does being named Compliance Champion mean to you?

Bailey: It’s a little exciting, but a little embarrassing at the same time. It’s like being celebrated for being a big nerd!

Compliance people in general aren’t fans of the spotlight, but I certainly do appreciate the honor and recognition.


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