Wisconsin League highlights success, names Executive Committee at annual meeting

MADISON, WI (May 12, 2016) — The Wisconsin Credit Union League shared its 2015 report to delegates and named its Executive Committee for 2016-2017 at The League’s 82nd Annual Meeting in Green Bay.

Among The League’s 2015 achievements in the report:

  • Preserving the independent state regulatory office despite proposed agency consolidation
  • 800 visits of Activists with state and federal policymakers
  • 2,200 contacts by Activists to lawmakers
  • 550 hours of League lobbying
  • Screening of 956 bills in the Wisconsin Legislature
  • Participation in a class action lawsuit on data breaches
  • Filing 11 comment letters on regulatory proposals
  • Offering free access to an online policy library
  • Hosting 251 educational sessions benefiting 2,394 employees and volunteers
  • Assisting with 2,351 compliance questions
  • Continuing a staff-sharing programto help credit unions complete compliance tasks
  • Growing its YP Networkto 487 YPs at 75 credit unions, and
  • Launching a Business Lending Counciland a limited liability company to facilitate business lending.

The League Board’s newly elected Executive Committee members are:

  • Chair: Kim Youngblood, FOCUS Credit Union, Wauwatosa
  • Vice Chair: Tony Klockow, Kohler Credit Union, Kohler
  • Secretary: Jack Peplinski, Altra Federal Credit Union, Onalaska
  • Treasurer: Val Mindak, Park City Credit Union, Merrill

Beginning three-year terms on the Board – after having been elected this spring – are:

  • Anita Rauch – President, Heritage Credit Union, Madison
  • Kevin Ralofsky – President/CEO, Verve, a Credit Union, Oshkosh

This is Anita’s first term and Kevin’s second term on the League Board.

Delegates to the League’s annual meeting commended Jack Gill of First Community Credit Union of Beloit, who completed service on The League Board. He was a director since 2007 and the Board’s Treasurer since 2008.

League Directors are elected by credit unions in their respective asset categories and geographic regions. They represent Wisconsin’s 150 consumer-owned financial cooperatives, which have returned more than $1 billion to their account holders over the past decade. Learn more in the Scorecard and find a credit union you can use!

About Wisconsin Credit Union League

Founded in 1934, The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the dues-supported trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions-not-for-profit financial institutions cooperatively owned by their more than 3.4 million members. The League is dedicated to serving Wisconsin's credit unions and promoting the credit union difference through advocacy, education, and public service.


Sammy Dennis

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