WEOKIE Federal Credit Union innovators selected for Filene i3 program
Korey McMahon and David Hullet join the newest cohort of i3 participants
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (February 28, 2022) — Korey McMahon and David Hullet at WEOKIE Federal Credit Union were selected for Filene’s i3 program, joining the ranks of more than 300 credit union industry innovators within the exclusive i3 community.
Filene i3 is a two-year innovation leadership program equipping top credit union professionals with the mindset, tools, and network to lead and shape the credit union of the 21st Century. The program’s applied learning model puts ‘impact’ at the center—to maximize impact at the individual, organizational, and community levels.
“Joining i3 offers me the opportunity to connect and collaborate with diverse, forward-thinking credit union thought-leaders, and change-makers,” said David Hullet, VP of Commercial Lending & New Business Ventures, and one of two new i3 participants from WEOKIE FCU.
“It is exciting to be part of a group of credit union professionals who focus on overcoming challenges facing credit unions,” said Korey McMahon, WEOKIE FCU’s Chief Growth Officer. “These connections that are made with other i3ers are going to be beneficial for many years to come.”
“Congratulations on Korey McMahon’s and David Hullet’s acceptance into the i3 program. We seek out the best and the brightest employees in North American credit unions to help shape the future of cooperative consumer finance,” said Filene’s President & CEO, Mark Meyer. “The i3 program strengthens credit unions by developing its leaders from the inside out—building competencies in individuals, organizations, and collectively across communities to grow impact.”
With access to Filene’s research, networks, and incubation process WEOKIE Federal Credit Union will advance its efforts to serve members and strengthen communities by building leaders focused on innovative consumer finance solutions.
“WEOKIE is honored that Mr. McMahon and Mr. Hullet were selected for the elite i3 program. They have been exceptional leaders at WEOKIE, and we are happy to support them through the i3 program,” said CEO and President Jeff Carpenter. We are pleased to be able to share their knowledge and abilities with the rest of the credit union movement and we look forward to the training, ideas, and insights they will gain to help us pursue our vision to make a difference, one person at a time, by being the best place our employees have ever worked, our members’ most trusted financial partner, and a positive force to improve our community, Carpenter added.
Filene i3 members work in cross-functional teams to explore and address the credit union industry’s most pressing challenges. Participants learn cutting-edge innovation competencies grounded in three core categories: Facilitating Innovation, Accelerating Learning, and Leading Change. Learn more about the program and learning modules at filene.org/i3.
Filene’s i3 program provides industry leaders and innovators with a methodology to creatively apply innovative ideas through incubation and implementation. Collectively, the i3 community thinks forward and changes lives by leading innovation initiatives that bring about new products, processes, and business models to strengthen members’ financial well-being.
About WEOKIE Federal Credit Union
WEOKIE Federal Credit Union empowers over 62,000 member-owners to make wise financial decisions, enabling them to keep more of their hard-earned money. Anyone that lives, works, worships, or attends school in the Oklahoma City metro area is eligible to become a member. WEOKIE Federal Credit Union cooperatively pools its members' financial resources to help fellow Oklahomans. WEOKIE is a full-service financial institution with 13 metro locations that offer a full array of financial products and services.
About Filene: Filene Research Institute strengthens organizations through innovative research and incubation to improve consumer financial well-being. As an independent cooperative finance think tank, Filene’s membership network connects a community of leaders and bright minds to change lives through innovation, truth, and cooperation. In addition to delivering cutting-edge, actionable academic research, Filene also provides incubators to test and scale solutions, events to spark organizations into action, and advisory services to help accelerate and implement innovation. For more information, visit filene.org and @fileneresearch.