2013 Igniters Selected in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Fourteen Indiana credit union representatives have been selected to be part of ignite, an initiative of the Indiana Credit Union League that is focused on developing innovations that can help credit unions better the financial lives of their members.

“We’re proud of the track record of leadership development and collaboration that ignite has fostered,” said League Director Doug True, FORUM CU, who is a member of the three-member ignite Leadership Team along with Bob Falk, Purdue FCU, and Nan Morrow, Centra CU. “Many of our igniters have gone on to other successes at their credit unions and some have used their experience with ignite to contribute to projects that have a national scope,” he said.

“Under the direction of our Leadership Team, the ignite initiative has thrived in Indiana,” said League President John McKenzie. “The credit union support has been tremendous, as many have shared very talented and innovative employees.”

At the group’s first meeting of the year, held earlier this month, the igniters were organized into small working groups, and they have begun developing their 2013 innovations. So far, 21 innovations have been developed by ignite participants. Several ignite innovations have been adopted by credit unions in Indiana and elsewhere. To develop and promote them, members of the working groups attend periodic meetings coordinated by the League and make presentations during the League Convention, the annual Hoosier CUES meeting, and at several chapter meetings around the state.

New igniters:
Each of these individuals will serve a two-year term.

Amy Benner, Solidarity Community FCU
Amy Wells, Teachers CU
Andrea Buescher, Evansville Teachers FCU
Ashli Moore, Eli Lilly FCU
Bryan Myers, Crane FCU
Darlene Beers, Purdue FCU
David Dekker, Interra CU
Kelly Baran, FORUM CU
Lee Cramer, Finance Center FCU
Micaela Wise, AAA FCU
Staci Goss, Interra CU
Sven Leander, Finance Center FCU
Tony Belton, General CU
Deidra Davis, Notre Dame FCU

Continuing igniters:

These individuals are in the second year of their two-year terms.

Catrina Tate, Teachers CU
Craig Dauksas, Members Choice FCU
Elaine Rinehart, Eli Lilly FCU
Karen Houser, Natco CU
Mike Pence, KEMBA CU
Raine Lee, Vigo County FCU

About ignite
The initiative is a joint venture between the Indiana Credit Union League and three Indiana credit union representatives who are alumni of the Filene Research Institute’s i3 group. It is focused on developing innovations that can help credit unions better the financial lives of their members.

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