Creative Council

Council Purpose

The Creative Council is a collaboration of leaders within the CUSO who challenge one another and tailor our look, feel, culture and outreach to develop an appropriate mix between all aspects of our organization. We will coordinate and amplify our message to the marketplace, network, and staff with a cooperative energy that will allow us to reach our goals. The council will plan, process, brainstorm, and anticipate efforts that will advance the way we operate to succeed in our mutual intentions of providing the finest products, services, and solutions to our clients.

Advancing The Process

The Creative Council is a collaboration of leaders within the CUSO who challenge one another and tailor our look, feel, culture and outreach to develop an appropriate mix between all aspects of our organization.

  • Printed Collateral
  • Websites
  • Electronic Materials
  • Branding
  • Signage
  • Etc.

Focus

Collaborate with leaders to understand, inventory, nurture, and ensure creative pieces are well designed, culturally appropriate, enforce trademarks and guidelines, be a sounding board, and amplify the story of CU*Answers; Who we are, where we come from, and what we are going to do. The Council will evolve the focus of design, messaging, and branding from a single architect to the shared vision of the organization as a whole.

Meetings

The council will meet bi-monthly and on an as-need basis. Meetings will be coordinated by the Marketing Manager. Proposed topics and reviewed materials should be emailed to creativecouncil@cuanswers.com to be added to the agenda.

Functions

  • Manage and oversee visual experience.
  • Set the culture and tone of the company.
  • Prepare for transitioning of creative direction.
  • Heighten leadership’s awareness of projects.
  • Be a steering committee for the brands of CU*Answers.
  • Facilitate a review process for creative pieces.
  • Brainstorm and anticipate the direction of creative efforts.
  • Tracking progress of creative projects.

Who’s On The Council

  • Randy Karnes – CEO
  • Bob Frizzle – CFO
  • Geoff Johnson – COO
  • Scott Collins – EVP National Sales
  • Brian Maurer – EVP Software Development
  • Dave Wordhouse – EVP Technology
  • Peter Meyers – Marketing Manager (chairperson)
  • David Damstra – VP Marketing Services & Creative Director
  • Ken Vaughn – Mobile Technologies Group Manager
  • Esteban Camargo – Content Marketing Manager
  • Dawn Moore – VP Writing Team/Product Design
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January 18, 2019

Don’t Forget: We’re Accepting Nominations for Associate Board Members!

Don’t Forget: We’re Accepting Nominations for Associate Board Members!

The lifeblood of any cooperative is the active owner.  Cooperatives rely on owners who are active not just as consumers of the cooperative’s products and services, but also with a passion for ensuring the cooperative is the type of organization they want to own. We are seeking nominees to serve on four new committees!  These… Read more »

Oct 17, 2018

Now Available: 2018 SSAE-18 Reports

Now Available: 2018 SSAE-18 Reports

CU*Answers has completed and published its SSAE 18 SOC 1 reports as part of our good housekeeping and continuous improvement process.  This is CU*Answers’ first audit period under the new “SSAE-18” standard.  Some of the reporting enhancements in the new SSAE-18 standard include: More stringent controls on vendor management Additional controls regarding “subservice organizations” Increased… Read more »

Jul 5, 2018

Time to Vote in the 2018 Elections!

Time to Vote in the 2018 Elections!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections May 1 – June 22, 2018!  Visit the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? Visit https://cuanswers.simplyvoting.com/ and follow the instructions in your email. Watch your email today for your voting instructions (if necessary, you can change your vote during the Annual… Read more »

May 1, 2018

Don’t Forget: Vote in the 2017 Elections!

Don’t Forget: Vote in the 2017 Elections!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections, now through June 16, 2017!  Visit the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? Visit https://cuanswers.simplyvoting.com/ and follow the instructions in your email. Watch your email today for your voting instructions (if necessary, you can change your vote during the Annual Stockholders… Read more »

Jun 2, 2017

Time to Vote in the 2017 Elections!

Time to Vote in the 2017 Elections!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections May 1 – June 16, 2017!  Visit the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? Visit https://cuanswers.simplyvoting.com/ and follow the instructions in your email. Watch your email today for your voting instructions (if necessary, you can change your vote during the Annual… Read more »

May 1, 2017