CUES® announces CUNA Mutual Group as first CUESolutions partner

MADISON, WI (November 1, 2016) — CUES is pleased to announce CUNA Mutual Group as a Platinum CUESolutions partner, for its Executive Benefits Program and CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions.

CUESolutions is a new CUES program designed to easily connect credit unions with suppliers who have the products and services they need to evolve and elevate their success.

“The relationship CUNA Mutual Group and CUES has forged over the years is very important to us. It has provided valuable thought leadership to the industry since 1999, and both have played a vital role in helping credit unions grow and thrive,” said John Pembroke, CUES president and CEO.

“CUES member credit unions are clearly committed to developing their leadership talent, and we value the opportunity to help them accomplish that,” said Mike Defnet, CUNA Mutual Group, SVP, sales& marketing. “Our Executive Benefits and Retirement Solutions programs will help credit unions attract, retain and reward their high performing executives, and we are proud to be the first CUESolutions partner.”

“This partnership is especially important when you consider that, according to the 2015 Compensation Best Practices Report from PayScale, 63 percent of companies report employee retention is their top concern,” said Pembroke. “Retaining talented leadership is critical in meeting a credit union’s strategic and financial goals. The partnership between CUES and CUNA Mutual Group makes perfect sense. It’s a force in the industry—one that will get even stronger through CUESolutions. We’re excited to begin this new phase of our partnership with CUNA Mutual Group.”

To learn more about CUESolutions, contact Karin Sand, CIE, CUES’ VP/supplier relations, at 800.252.2664 or 608.271.2664,  ext. 341, or email

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About CUES

CUES is the leading talent development solutions provider for credit unions in North America. We educate, develop and support credit union CEOs, executives, directors, and emerging leaders through partnerships with premier business schools, live and online events, digital learning, networking, and premium content. With over 50,000 members and growing, we measure success one leader at a time.

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About CUNA Mutual Group

CUNA Mutual Group helps people plan, protect and invest for their future – regardless of their financial standing. The company was founded more than 80 years ago by credit union leaders who were looking for an insurance partner they could trust. Today, CUNA Mutual Group helps credit unions and hardworking Americans build financial security through commercial and personal insurance products; lending and payment security solutions; and risk management, retirement, investment and marketing services. Additional information about the company can be found at

About CUNA Mutual Holding Company

CUNA Mutual Group is the marketing name for CUNA Mutual Holding Company, a mutual insurance holding company, its subsidiaries and affiliates. Life, accident, health and annuity insurance products are issued by CMFG Life Insurance Company and MEMBERS Life Insurance Company. Corporate headquarters are located in Madison, Wis.


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