Lending 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.


2018-2019 CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee at the 2018 CUNA Lending Council Conference in Anaheim, CA

2018-19 Lending Council EC


Michael London

Mike London – Chair

Chief Lending Officer
Georgia United Credit Union
Duluth, GA
Michael.London@gucu.org

Education

  • MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of Business
  • BBA, Finance, Georgia State University – Robinson College of Business
  • LSSBB, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Georgia State University

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Lending Council Conference Committee Member
  • Advisory Board Member for Experian Credit Union Vertical

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the 2008 Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts CFA scholarship


Jim Block

Jim Block – Vice Chair

SVP, Chief Lending Officer
Baxter Credit Union
Vernon Hills, IL
Jim.Block@BCU.org

Education

  • MBA, Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Northwestern University
  • Executive Education Certificate in IT PPM - Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board Member for Experian Credit Union Vertical
  • Advisory Board Member for TransUnion Credit Union Vertical
  • Advisory Board Member for CU Direct Corporation
  • Member of PSCU Possibility Makers (innovation advisory group), Past mem
  • Past member of PSCU Service Delivery Advisory Board
  • CUNA Lending Council member

 Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Past Board Member of local Family Service organization
  • Panelist and speaker at industry conferences

Ray Lindley

Ray Lindley – 2nd Vice Chair

Chief Lending Officer
Elevations Credit Union
Boulder, CO
Ray.Lindley@elevationscu.com

Education

  • B.A in Accounting from Northwest Nazarene University
  • MBA in Finance from Northwest Nazarene University
  • CCE Institute Graduate

Professional Activities

  • Past Board Member United Way
  • Past Board Member Education Initiative
  • Volunteer Meals on Wheels
  • Volunteer Flat Irons Community
  • Member CUNA Regulatory Affairs Committee

Tom Becker

Tom Becker

Chief Lending Officer
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Hanscom AFB, MA
Littleton, MA
tbecker@hfcu.org

Education

  • BA, Economics, Northwestern University  

Professional Activities

  • CUSO Board Member, Member Student Lending LLC (LendKey)
  • Member, CUNA Lending Council Member Resources Committee
  • Past Instructor, Massachusetts Mortgage Banking Assn Career Development Program

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Chosen Best Credit Union in the U.S. 2018 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
  • 2017 Air Force Credit Union of the Year

Rita Fillingane

Rita Fillingane

VP, Research & Collaboration
California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Ontario, CA
ritaf@ccul.org

Education

  • Graduate - Western CUNA Management School
  • CUNA Regulatory Compliance School
  • Bachelor of Arts – English, California State University, Fullerton

Professional Activities

  • Western CUNA Management Alumni Association board secretary
  • CUNA Lending Council member
  • Former California Jump$tart Coalition board member

Kevin Kesecker

Kevin Kesecker

SVP, Chief Lending Officer
SECU
Linthicum, MD
kevin.kesecker@secumd.com

Education

  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Lending Council Member
  • Panelist and Speaker at Industry Conferences
  • ACUMA Member
  • Panelist and Speaker at Industry Conferences

Julie Lind

Julie Lind

VP, Consumer and Small Business Lending
WSECU
Olympia, WA 
jlind@wsecu.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Management, Centralia College
  • Pacific Coast Banking School
  • Western CUNA Management School
  • The Business Lending School
  • CUNA Compliance Certification

Professional Activities

  • Centralia College Foundation Board Member
  • CUNA Lending Council Committee Member

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Obtained Bachelor Degree in 2014 and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School in 2018

Mike Long

Mike Long

EVP/Chief Credit Officer
UW Credit Union
Madison, WI
mlong@uwcu.org

Education

  • BS Communications, University of South Dakota  
  • CUNA Management School
  • Cardwell 306

Professional Activities

  • CuLearn Board of Director
  • CUDL Innovation Council
  • Transunion Credit Union Advisory Board
  • Experian Credit Union Advisory Council
  • CUNA Lending Council Member
  • Former member Federal Reserve Board Advisory Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • CUDL Excellence in Lending Award, Indirect Lending
  • CUNA Excellence in Mortgage Lending Award
  • FIS Unisys First Award
  • Frequent speaker at credit union events

Ethan Nelson

Ethan Nelson

VP, Credit Administration
Oregon Community Credit Union
Eugene, OR
enelson@myoccu.org

Education

  • BA - Business Management - Oregon State University

Professional Activities

  • Revolving Business Loan Fund Committee - City of Junction City

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Past City Council President - City of Junction City
  • 20 years at Oregon Community Credit Union

Sandi Papenfuhs

Sandi Papenfuhs

SVP, Consumer Lending
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Beaverton, OR
Sandi.Papenfuhs@firsttechfed.com

Education

  • Pacific Coast Banking School  
  • ACFE, Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Institute for Internal Controls, CCS

Professional Activities

  • CUDL Strategic Advisory Council
  • Experian Credit Union Advisory Board
  • NWCUA: Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Pioneer Award, Akcelerant
  • Largest Merger of Credit Union Equals

Jon Paukovich

Jon Paukovich

Chief Lending Officer
Ent Credit Union
Colorado Springs, CO
jpaukovich@ent.com

Education

  • MBA - Arizona State University - Carey School of Business
  • BSC - Santa Clara University - Leavey School of Business

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Lending Council Conference Committee Member
  • Radian Mortgage Insurance Credit Union Advisory Committee Member

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Former Board Member of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association
  • Former Member of the Fannie Mae Western Region Consumer Advisory Board
  • Former Member of the Mortgage Cadence Advisory Board
  • Panelist and speaker at industry conferences
  • Multiple press interviews in national and local publications

Steve Quigley

Steve Quigley

VP, Retail Banking
GreenState Credit Union
Iowa City, IA
squigley@GreenState.org

Education

  • Bachelors of Business Administration - Finance Major, Accounting Minor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Masters of Business Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Professional Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County - Board Member and Treasurer
  • Iowa City Noon Rotary Club - Board Member, past Treasurer, and President-Elect

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • The #1 financial institution in terms of member giveback in 2015 and 2016
  • The #1 auto lender in the state of Iowa in 2015 and 2016

Cary Shumway

Cary Shumway

VP of Consumer Lending
UNIFY Financial Credit Union
Mesa, AZ
Cary.Shumway@UnifyFCU.com

Education

  • Sauk Valley College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Rio Salado College

Professional Activities

  • Member, Experian Credit Union Advisory Council
  • Member, CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, CUNA Lending Council
  • Past President, Arizona Credit Union Collector’s Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 17 years of service with Arizona Federal CU


(Updated 8/2019)