18 Named Certified Credit Union Executives

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MADISON, Wis. – Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designations were awarded to 18 individuals from nine different states, bringing the total nationwide to 2,683.

CCUE, instituted in 1975, is the hallmark of professional credit union achievement. Designed for managers and those aspiring to credit union leadership, the program teaches advanced credit union management and operations techniques.

In addition, three individuals earned the Certified Financial Services Professional (CFSP) designation. This program began in 1999 as a designation targeted specifically at educating credit union professionals specializing in financial services.

The Certified Executive Program (CEP) awarded specialty certifications to 18 credit union professionals. These certifications require in-depth courses in a specialty area, including: compliance, lending, financial management, marketing, and human resources.

The CEP is the overall name for the self-study program allowing for the above designations. Recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE), the classes and materials are tailored specifically to those working within the Credit Union System. All new designations were awarded in November.

CUNA congratulates the recipients who have continued their education and training to earn designee and specialist standing. The names and the credit unions of the new CCUE, CFSP, and specialty designees are listed below.


Teresa A. Seames, CCUE, Suncoast Schools FCU

Mary L. Bailey, CCUE, Vigo County FCU 


Chrissy H. Viso, CCUE, Neighbors FCU

Melissa J Borg, CCUE, Mid Minnesota FCU           

New Mexico
Jennifer  Gomez, CCUE, New Mexico Educators FCU       
Sharla B. Reinhart, CCUFC, CCUE, New Mexico Educators FCU

North Carolina
Lisa C. Bailey, CCUE, State ECU
Janet W. Collins, CCUE, State ECU
Debra L. Creamer, CCUE, State ECU
Jennifer  Downey, CCUE, State ECU
Melissa R. Joyner, CCUE, State ECU
Sheila M. Kellogg, CCUE, State ECU
Peggy  Mills, CCUE, State ECU
Kristye N. Steed, CCUE, State ECU
Tammie K. Wyman, CCUE, State ECU

Joy A. Benedek, CCUE, Alcose Credit Union

Rosa S. Gautreaux, CCUE, GECU

Steven Farnsworth*, CCUE, Heartland CU 



Hassan Y Elmi, Utility District CU, CA

James L Gukeisen, CCUE, Suncoast Schools FCU, FL

Mark Thomas Little**, CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, WI

Sharon Renee Smith, Oklahoma Educators Credit Union, OK



Certified Compliance Specialist

Nancy  Martinez, BSACS, CUCE, GECU, TX

Certified Financial Management Specialist

Ah Ber Lim**, Wright Patman Congressional FCU, Washington DC

Certified Lending Specialist

Jonathan A. Jones, State ECU, NC

Julie J Lee, State ECU, NC

Catherine Morey, Michigan Catholic CU, MI

Fernanda L. Pinto, Sikorsky Financial CU, CT

Julie R. Yoder*, Park View FCU, VA

Certified Human Resource Specialist

Cynthia T. Magliocca**, CCUE, State ECU, NC

Jennie C Newbold**, Jordan FCU, UT

Christine H. Wolski*, Erie Community CU, PA

**high honors


For more information on the CEP, visit or call 800-356-9655, ext. 4055.


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