Board of Directors

One of the greatest assets CU*Answers has to offer is that our structure mirrors that of credit unions: the people who lead the CUSO are the same people who own it and participate in it as partners. Our Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of seven dedicated credit union CEOs that provide focused leadership, as each member has a vested interest in the success of CU*Answers clients.

Our CUSO model sets us apart by creating equity through ownership and maintaining higher levels of cooperation and trust that you won’t find in other vendor models. Directors are challenged to wear many hats and focus on addressing issues regarding users, strategy, and development. This format taps the many talents and leadership skills of our directors and adds value for every CU*Answers client.

Positions

Scott McFarlandChairman
Scott McFarland
CEO
Honor CU

Biography Info
2920 Lakeview Avenue.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
269.985.2720
smcfarland@honorcu.com
http://www.honorcu.com

Vice Chair
Vickie Schmitzer
CEO
Frankenmuth CU

Biography Info
580 N. Main St.
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
800.221.8880
ccenter@frankenmuthcu.org
http://www.frankenmuthcu.org/

Donald J. Mills Secretary/Treasurer
Donald J. Mills
President and CEO
Alpena Alcona Area CU

Biography Info
1100 S. Bagley St.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
989.354.1523
dmills@aaacu.com
https://www.aaacu.com

Linda BodieBoard Member
Linda Bodie
Chief + Innovator
Element Federal CU

Biography Info
3418 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304
304.721.4145 ext 77
linda.bodie@elementfcu.org
https://www.elementfcu.org/

Dean WilsonBoard Member
Dean Wilson
CEO
Focus CU

Biography Info
1530 N. 68th Street.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
262.255.0833
dean@focus-cu.com
http://www.focus-cu.com/

Jeff JorgensenBoard Member
Jeff Jorgensen
President
Sioux Empire Federal CU

Biography Info
PO Box 90240
5010 S. Solberg Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
605.275.1701
jjorgensen@siouxempirefcu.org
https://www.siouxempirefcu.org/

Tom GrypBoard Member
Tom Gryp
President/CEO
Notre Dame FCU

Biography Info
P.O. Box 7878
Notre Dame, IN 46556-7878
574.400.4602
tgryp@notredamefcu.com
http://www.notredamefcu.com/

Updated
February 8, 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

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

Announcing the New Cybersecurity Resources Page on cuanswers.com!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Announcing the New Cybersecurity Resources Page! The centerpiece of this new web page is our “Cybersecurity Literacy for Credit Union Directors” video.  This FREE video is available to clients and non-clients alike and may help your board understand better the basics of cybersecurity. Watch the Video Now! In addition… Read more »

Oct 20, 2015

Press Enter on CU*BASE CTE (Custom Training Edition)!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS BOARD MEMBERS Press Enter on a New CU*BASE Simulated Training Experience! For years, our clients have used Bedrock, our CU*BASE simulated training environment, to help new staff become familiar with CU*BASE. But recently more and more clients have expressed an interest in having another option: a simulated training environment that mirrors their live… Read more »

Jun 12, 2015

The 2014 SSAE-16 Results Are Now Available

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS The CU*Answers Board of Directors recently accepted the 2014 “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 2014 SSAE-16 Report and other Key Audit Results… Read more »

Jun 11, 2015

Last Week to Vote in the 2015 Elections – We Need YOUR Vote!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF PROCESSING CREDIT UNION CEO We Need YOUR Vote! Have you reviewed the proposed bylaw changes and new board candidates? The FINAL week to be heard is here, and we need your voice! Read what you’re voting for in the 2015 Elections. If you’ve registered to vote electronically, it’s time to submit your… Read more »

Jun 8, 2015

Introducing CU*BASE CTE (Custom Training Edition)!

ATTENTION CU*ANSWERS BOARD MEMBERS Your credit union, your products, your services, and your members are unique. Shouldn’t your training environment be unique too? You asked and we delivered! For years, our clients have used Bedrock, our CU*BASE simulated training environment, to help new staff become familiar with CU*BASE. But recently more and more clients have… Read more »

Jun 5, 2015