HR & Organizational Development Council Executive Committee

CUNA Councils is run by credit union professionals, for credit union professionals. 

Many credit union leaders volunteer their time for the Councils.  All Council members are encouraged to serve on committees, and run for the Executive Committees.


2019-2020 CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Executive Committee at the 2019 Conference in Anaheim, CA

2019-20 HR & Organizational Development Council EC


Cindy Swigert

Cindy Swigert - Chair

VP Human Resources 
UVA Community Credit Union
Charlottesville, VA
Cindy.swigert@uvacreditunion.org

Education

  • M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana
  • B.A. Personnel Administration, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • B.S. Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) - Human Resource Certification Institute
  • SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional) certification
  • Certified Chief Executive Program, CUES CEO Institute
  • CUNA Financial Management School Parts I and II
  • Korn/Ferry – Lominger Certifications for Leadership Architect®, Choices® and Voices® instruments
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualified Administrator, Center for Applications of Psychological Type

Professional Activities

  • CUNA HR & OD Council, Vice-Chair 2014-2016, Member 2000 - present
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member 1998 - present
  • Credit Union Executive Society, Member 2004 – present
  • Miami Valley Human Resource Association, President-Elect, 2009-10; Member 2003-2010, and 2016-present
  • Southwest Michigan SHRM Chapter, Member 2011-2016

Past Professional Activities

  • Spousal Employment Support Coordinator (Volunteer) for 2005 BRAC moves. Worked in conjunction with the Dayton Development Coalition and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Job Seekers Group Facilitator, Dayton, Ohio
  • Group Co-Chair, Michigan's Great Southwest Strategic Leadership Council
  • Accelerate Leadership Program inaugural class, St. Joseph, Michigan

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2014 Recipient CUNA HR & Organizational Development Excellence Award
  • Conducted Industry-wide CEO Competency Model study; results published in CUES CU Management Magazine, August 2011
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Commendation for Community Service

Leigh Brady

Leigh Brady - Vice Chair

EVP Organizational Development
State Employees' Credit Union
Raleigh, NC
Leigh.Brady@ncsecu.org

Education

  • BA - Accounting, North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC
  • MBA - Meredith College - Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed Insurance Agent - L&H, Personal Lines, LTC/Med Supp
  • CUDE

Professional Activities

  • NC Financial Literacy Council
  • Board member - NC Council on Economic Education
  • National BizKid$ Advisory Council
  • SECU Rep - NC Business Committee for Education
  • SECU Rep - Consumer Federation of America (currently serving on two subcommittees for CFA)

Michelle Grabicki

Michelle Grabicki - 2nd Vice Chair

VP Corporate Culture
Numerica Credit Union
Spokane Valley, WA
mgrabicki@numericacu.com

Education

  • BS - Business Management - WGU
  • Graduate Western CUNA Management School - Beta Class 2004

Professional Activities

  • Board Member - Spokane County United Way
  • INBC Steering Committee - Epicurean Delight

Nicole Colgan

Nicole Colgan

Chief People/Culture Officer
TwinStar Credit Union
Lacey, WA
ncolgan@twinstarcu.com

Education

  • BA Business Administration/HR-Organizational Development – University of Notre Dame
  • Western CUNA Management School Graduate

Professional Activities

  • Evergreen Chapter of Credit Unions Board Member
  • TOGETHER! Board Member
  • CUNA HR/OD Council Member
  • CUNA HR/OD Conference Committee Co-Chair
  • CUNA HR/OD Awards Committee
  • South Sound Senior Services HR Committee Member
  • South Sound Senior Services Board Member
  • United Way Day of Caring Volunteer
  • Homeless Backpacks Volunteer
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Member

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • HRCI/SHRM PHR

Michelle Greear

Michelle Greear

VP Learning and Development
Patelco Credit Union
Pleasanton, CA
mgreear@patelco.org

Education

  • University of Phoenix, Masters of Arts in Education
  • San Francisco State University, BA, Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • San Francisco State University, Single Subject Credential
  • Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program
  • Western CUNA Management School, Omega Class

Professional Activities

  • San Francisco Chapter, CA Credit Union League
  • HROD Council, Credit Union National Association

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • ELL Coach of the Year
  • Training Magazine Top 125
  • Patelco Credit Union Exceptional Leadership Award

Jennifer Huggard

Jennifer Huggard

SVP Administration
Northwest Credit Union Association
Seatac, WA
jhuggard@nwcua.org

Education

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Washington

Professional Activities

  • Member, South Puget Sound Chapter SHRM
  • Co-Liaison NWCUA HR & Trainers Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Senior Professional of Human Resources

Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson

EVP Organizational Agility
Royal Credit Union
Eau Claire, WI
jan.johnson@rcu.org

Education

  • M.S. - Organizational Management and Human Resource Development, Manhattanville College - Purchase, NY
  • B.S. - Journalism, South Dakota State University - Brookings, SD

Professional Activities

  • Chair, West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition Organizing Council
  • Member, Chippewa Valley Technical College Organizational Leadership Advisory Committee
  • Member, Women’s Giving Circle, Eau Claire Community Foundation
  • College mentor and member, SHRM Chippewa Valley Chapter
  • Member, SHRM

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI
  • Senior Certified Professional - SHRM
  • Champion, Six Sigma

Don Larsen

Don Larsen

SVP Human Resources and Learning & Development
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Raleigh, NC
don.larsen@lgfcu.org

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, Walden University, Baltimore, MD
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
  • Certified CUNA HR Compliance Professional (CUHRCP)
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP)
  • Certified Human Resources Project Manager (HRPM)

Professional Activities

  • Volunteer Board Member for Communications Company
  • Volunteer with NC Special Olympics
  • Volunteer with Meals on Wheels
  • Former AAU Coach and Organization Director

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Voted Corporate Manager of the Year in 1997
  • Adviser to Loudoun Flexx Basketball
  • Organized and directed Lady UBA Basketball

Mark Millwood

Mark Millwood

Director, Human Resources
Eastman Credit Union
Kingsport, TN
mmillwood@ecu.org

Education

  • BS degree, Communication, East Tennessee State University
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI/SHRM
  • PXT Certification, Profiles International
  • Talent Selection Certification, Novations (a Korn-Ferry Company)

Professional Activities

  • Human Resources Committee, United Way of Greater Kingsport
  • Fundraising Committee, Healing Hands Health Center, Bristol, TN
  • LEAD Bristol Participant, Bristol Chamber of Commerce
  • Our China Angels, Leadership Committee Member

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2005 Forty Under Forty Designation
  • Past Board Member, Eastman Credit Union  

Norma Stein

SVP, Human Resources
Financial Partners Credit Union
Downey, CA
nstein@FPCU.org

Education

  • BA, Social Work, California State University, Long Beach
  • Masters in Public Administration, California State University, Long Beach

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors for Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Greater Long Beach CA area
  • CU 4 Kids Advisory Board – Orange County, CA
  • Member of SHRM
  • Member of World At Work

 

Updated 8/2019