Compliance as member service

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Stephen Dedene

Stephen Dedene’s peers laud him for his willingness to walk them through complicated compliance issues, his readiness to meet with industry regulators, and his significant contributions to the credit union movement.

Dedene, vice president of compliance and risk at $1.5 billion asset Credit Union ONE in Ferndale, Mich., was the grand prize winner of CUNA’s 2019 Compliance Champion of the Year award among credit unions with more than $500 million in assets.

This award recognizes credit union compliance professionals who best demonstrate achievement and excellence in compliance management, including leadership and contributions to the industry.

Dedene, who’ll be recognized during CUNA’s 2019 Regulatory Compliance Certification Schools Sept. 8-13 in Dallas, shares the biggest compliance challenges Credit Union ONE faces, his approach to meeting with regulators, and more.


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