Technology 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.


2017-2018 Operations & Member Experience Council Executive Committee in Phoenix, AZ

2017 TECH EC


Mike Atkins

Mike Atkins, Chair

Chief Information Officer
Bellco Credit Union
Centennial, CO
matkins@open-techs.com

Education

  • Bachelors of Science, Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas
  • Masters of Business Administration, University of Kanasas

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations (NACUSO) Board

Chris Saneda

Chris Saneda, Vice Chair

EVP Technology and Digital Innovation
Virginia Credit Union
Richmond, VA
Christopher.saneda@vacu.org

Education

  • BS Computer and Information Science; University of Maryland
  • MS Telecommunications and Information Systems; Johns Hopkins University
  • Certified IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation
  • Certified Six-Sigma Green Belt

Professional Activities

  • FIS MISER Credit Union Advisory Council
  • PSCU Technology Advisory Group
  • Mentorship Program, Virginia Commonwealth University

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2012   Unisys / FIS FIRST Award for introduction of unique product or service
  • 2011   RichTech Technology Stars Award for "use of technology to create significant new processes, methodology, and/or service”
  • 2010   CIO-100 for “creating new business value by innovating with technology” - CIO Magazine
  • 2009   Premier 100 for “leading their organization with exceptional strength and savvy” - Computerworld Magazine
  • 2008   Laureate Honors for “visionary applications of information technology that promote positive social, economic and educational change” - Computerworld Magazine

George Rudolph

George Rudolph, 2nd Vice Chair

SVP Operations & Technology
Alliant Credit Union
Chicago, IL
grudolph@alliantcreditunion.com

Education

  • Master’s Degree - Business Administration, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor’s of Science - Business Administration, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Activities

  • Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force
  • The Members Group (TMG) Strategic Advisory Council
  • Symitar Credit Union Core System Provider Advisory Group

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Samantha Amburgey

Samantha Amburgey

Chief Information Officer
Michigan State University FCU
East Lansing, MI
samburge@msufcu.org

Education

  • Currently attending MBA program - Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Certificate, Computer Programmer/Analyst - Lansing Community College

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Technology Council Conference Committee and Sponsorship Committee
  • Symitar Advisory Board Member
  • Capital Area Information Technology Council Treasurer
  • Information Technology Empowerment Center Former Board Member, 2020Girls Society Member

Brad Aspgren

Brad Aspgren

SVP Technology & Innovation
American Airlines Federal Credit Union
Fort Worth, TX
Brad.Aspgren@AAcreditunion.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Technology Council Membership Committee (Assistant Chairman), and Communication Committee
  • CO-OP Technology Committee
  • Lawrence University Alumni Board of Directors

Alex Barker

Alex Barker

SVP/CIO, Information Systems
Mountain America Credit Union
West Jordan, UT
abarker@macu.com

Education

  • Currently Attending University of Utah, Eccles School of Business
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Membership Committee
  • Utah Technology Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • CUES Rising 100

Willis Chang

Willis Chang

VP, Innovation and Application Delivery
Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Manhattan Beach, CA
willis.chang@kinecta.org

Education

  • BS Management and Information Systems; University of Southern California
  • Kinecta Leadership Academy graduate

Professional Activities

  • Wiseburn Education Foundation, Board of Directors (Vice President)
  • Da Vinci Schools, Board of Regents
  • Wiseburn Unified School District, Local Control and Accountability (LCAP) Committee

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2017 CU Magazine "Rock Star"

Caroline Martorano

Caroline Martorano

Director, Operations & Support
Baxter Credit Union
Vernon Hills, IL
caroline.martorano@bcu.org

Education

  • Indiana University – Bachelor of Science Computer Information systems

Professional Activities

  • Technology Council Speed Round Committee Chair
  • Technology Council Conference Committee Member
  • Akcelerant Symitar Users Group Chair

Fernando Ortega

Fernando Ortega

SVP/Chief Information Officer
GECU
El Paso, TX
fernando.ortega@gecu.com


Idrees Rafiq

Idrees Rafiq

AVP, IT Consulting
Cornerstone Credit Union League / Credit Union Resources, Inc.
El Paso, TX
irafiq@curesources.coop

Education

  • Howard Payne University – BAAS, Bachelor of Business Management
  • Our Lady of the Lake University – MBA - Management

Professional Activities

  • Southwest CUNA Management School – Faculty (IT and Credit Union Security)
  • El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions – Cornerstone Liaison
  • Cornerstone IT Council – Cornerstone Liaison
  • Infragard – Member
  • Contributor to:
    • CU Resources Blog
    • Leaguer
    • Perspectives Magazine

Todd Richardson

SVP/Chief Technology Officer
Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Oak Ridge, TN
TRichardson@y12fcu.org

Education

  • BS in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Virginia Governor’s Awards for Innovation
  • National Association of State CIO Awards for Technology Innovation
  • Digital Government Achievement Awards

Guy Russo

Guy J. Russo

Chief Information Officer
CommunityAmerica Credit Union
Lenexa, KS
grusso@cacu.com

Education

  • MBA in Finance and Information Systems from Indiana University
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Certified Senior Executive from the Credit Union Executives Society
  • Graduate of the Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School

Professional Activities

  • Board of Directors for the Kansas City Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has been a dedicated volunteer for the JDRF since 1993.
    • Corporate Development Committee for KC Chapter of JDRF
    • Active walk team organizer for the past 18 years for JDRF’s annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes”
  • Currently serving as Treasurer on the executive committee of the KC CIO Exchange – a professional group of IS leaders in the greater Kansas City Area
  • Former Chairman of the Board for the Regional Consortium for Technology & Information Executives.

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2005 Computerworld Premier 100 IT
  • Certified public accountant in the state of Illinois
  • Presented at the Credit Union Executives Society’s Executive Technology Forum
  • Spoke at Folio Magazine’s Annual Publishers’ Conference

Photo & Bio
Coming Soon

Randy Stolp

Chief Information Officer
My Community Credit Union
Midland, TX
randys@mccu.coop

 


Updated 3/18