CUNA Mutual Group’s Bill Klewin retires after 28 years

Andrea Stritzke to Succeed Klewin as Company’s Director of Regulatory Compliance

MADISON, WI (December 10, 2014) — Bill Klewin, director of regulatory compliance for CUNA Mutual Group, is retiring after 28 years of service to the company. He will be succeeded in January 2015 by Andrea Stritzke, formally with PolicyWorks in Des Moines, Iowa.

“Bill will be missed, not only as a long-term and dedicated employee, but as a nationally recognized consumer lending expert and valued industry resource for credit unions,” said Kathy Blumenfeld, vice president, CUNA Mutual Group Lending and Payment Security. “The expertise he brought to the position through his many industry speaking engagements and relationships is difficult to replace. But we are thrilled to have Andrea step in and build on what Bill has established. Andrea is uniquely qualified to step into this position without missing a beat.”

Klewin joined CUNA Mutual Group in 1986 as associate legal counsel and has held numerous leadership positions, including his most recent role as director of regulatory compliance for the company’s Lending and Payment Security business. Klewin made his mark on credit union lending with creative solutions, fresh ideas and LOANLINER® product designs. Throughout the last several years, Klewin led the company’s lending products through a highly active regulatory environment. He built a strong team of compliance experts and readied them to successfully handle ongoing regulatory changes. His influence and contributions will be missed – not only within CUNA Mutual Group, but across the credit union industry.

“I’ve been helping credit unions with their lending, operations and regulatory compliance for 28 years,” said Klewin. “The most rewarding part of my job was exchanging insights with our customers. I will miss their questions and comments, their camaraderie and their passion about what we do. Most of all, I will miss the feeling of satisfaction when I have helped someone at a credit union solve a particularly troublesome problem. Thank you to everyone with whom I’ve worked.”

Stritzke joins CUNA Mutual Group from PolicyWorks in Des Moines, Iowa, where she served as vice president of regulatory compliance, and was responsible for the delivery of PolicyWorks’ regulatory services and new product development while providing credit unions consultation and training on various regulatory matters. In addition, Stritzke assisted credit unions with strategic compliance program management, and is a nationally recognized speaker on lending and deposit compliance issues. Prior to joining PolicyWorks, she clerked for appellate judges in both the Iowa and Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Stritzke received her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law and bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska. She is currently a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association. In addition, Stritzke is a designated Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and a certified BSA Compliance Specialist.

CUNA Mutual Group was founded in 1935 by credit union pioneers, and our commitment to their vision continues today. We offer insurance and protection for credit unions, employees and members; lending solutions and marketing programs; TruStageTM -branded consumer insurance products; and investment and retirement services to help our customeunionrs succeed. More information is available on the company’s website at

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