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 & Creative Director
  • Ken Vaughn – Manager, Web & Mobile Development Team
  • Esteban Camargo – Content Manager
  • Dawn Moore – VP Writing Team/Product Design
  • Cynthia Cooper – UI Designer, Web & Mobile Development Team
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October 23, 2017

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

The 2016 SSAE-16 Results Are Now Available

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS The CU*Answers Board of Directors recently accepted the 2016 “Report on a Description of a Service Organization’s System and the Suitability of the Design and Operating Effectiveness of Controls Related to the CU*BASE Development” (SSAE-16 SOC 1 Type 2). Review the 2016 SSAE-16 Report and other Key Audit Results… Read more »

Nov 14, 2016

CU*Answers 2017 Strategic Technology Plan – Now Available for Viewing!

CU*Answers 2017 Strategic Technology Plan – Now Available for Viewing!

Our 2017 Strategic Technology Plan is now available for viewing! Learn about our latest updates to CU*BASE as well as additional technologies and resources we are looking to focus on over the course of the coming year. 2017 Strategic Technology Plan You can also refer to our 2017 Business Plan, for information regarding our vision… Read more »

Oct 26, 2016

Why wait? Vote today!

Why wait? Vote today!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS WHO HAVE YET TO VOTE Make sure your voice is heard! Our records indicate that you have not yet voted in the 2016 Elections. You can vote electronically for board elections until June 10, 2016! Learn about what your voting for by visiting the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? All CEOs… Read more »

May 31, 2016

Have you cast your vote in the 2016 Elections?

Have you cast your vote in the 2016 Elections?

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKHOLDERS Make sure your voice is heard! Vote Electronically for board elections May 2 – June 10, 2016! Learn about what your voting for by visiting the CU*Answers Elections website elections.cuanswers.com. Ready to vote? All CEOs of stockholder credit unions received an email on Monday, May 2nd with instructions to vote by visiting… Read more »

May 13, 2016

CU*Answers NCUA CUSO Registration Complete

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Mar 2, 2016

Have you registered for the Data Investment Symposium yet?

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Credit Union Leaders: There’s still time to register for the 2nd Annual Data Investment Symposium February 24 CU*Answers Grand Rapids, MI Register Now Who will lead and help us formulate the next ten major investments our CUSO will make when it comes to data? If you’re a leader who can… Read more »

Feb 16, 2016

2016 Election Materials Are On The Way!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS STOCKOWNERS: 2016 Election Materials Are On The Way! Look for these important documents in the mailing we sent you today: Memo from the CEO Check out this memo from CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes about this year’s CU*Answers Board election, as well as a copy of a memo you received in September from Nominating Committee Chair… Read more »

Feb 1, 2016

We’ve got a great Dashboard Dive this week!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Learn how to dive deep into your data through a discussion of key CU*BASE dashboards with CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes and other leadership staff in the cuasterisk.com network. This Week’s Topic: Analyze Loan/Savings/Certificate Portfolio Friday, January 29th 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET Register View and register for additional Dashboard Dive… Read more »

Jan 25, 2016