TMG Adds, Promotes Staff

(Des Moines, Iowa – October 4, 2011) – The Members Group (TMG) today announced the addition of five employees, as well as six promotions within its company.

New Employees

Kari Budnik has been hired as a Marketing and Communications Intern. She is a student at Drake University in Des Moines.

Annette Hillmer has been hired as a Fraud Detection Analyst I. Before joining TMG, Hillmer was a flow replenishment team lead at Target Corporation.

Giselle Valdez has joined TMG as a Fraud Detection Analyst I. Before taking on this role, Valdez was an assistant teacher at Hispanic Educational Resources.

Mercedes Van Dorn is now a Project Consultant at TMG. Before joining the company, Van Dorn was a senior loan officer at First Class Credit Union.

Janelle Weikum has transitioned from a temporary to a full-time Centralized Request Center Representative 1. Prior to joining TMG, she held the receptionist position at Iowa Beauty Supply.


Deb Bloom has accepted a promotion to Fraud Detection Manager from her previous position as Unit Manager – Fraud Detection.

Previously a Fraud and Risk Workflow Analyst, Dan Decker is now the Cards Risk Unit Manager.

Brandon Kuehl is now a Product Development Architect. He had previously been a Project Consultant II at TMG.

Matt Moench has been promoted to the role of Fraud & Risk Workflow Analyst from a Fraud Detection Analyst III.

Chandra Ritter now holds the position of Cards Education Services Manager. Ritter was promoted from the role of Senior Training Specialist. 

Cindy Wildt has taken on the role of Project Consultant II. Before taking this promotion, Wildt was a Cards Risk Analyst III for TMG.

About TMG

TMG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Affiliates Management Company, which is owned by Iowa credit unions and their members. As a financial and credit union service organization (CUSO), TMG is dedicated to providing innovative and flexible card processing and payment solutions to credit unions and financial institutions across North America. TMG’s core products include credit, debit, ATM and a variety of ATIRA-branded prepaid solutions, as well as online reporting, ACH and ALM services. For more information, visit

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