Patrick Basler, president/CEO of Chicago-based First Financial Credit Union, has found his niche by helping consumers change their perceptions of credit unions.
Credit union CEO Patrick Basler has found his niche. And that's just one reason he's our second Trailblazer 40 Below for 2013.
Never tell Michael Bell, attorney and counselor at Royal Oak, Mich.-based law firm Howard & Howard, something can’t be done without a ready response to two simple words: Why not?
Credit union attorney Michael Bell never says "can't" when it comes to his clients.
While he dreamed when he was younger that he’d be a speech writer for others, Chad Helminak, CUDE director of REAL Solutions and outreach at the Wisconsin Credit Union League, has found his own voice through service to the credit union industry.
Chad Helminak says the good being done by his employer, the Wisconsin Credit Union League, and the industry as a whole inspires him daily.
As someone who firmly resides in a no regrets zone, Stacey Walker, board director at XCEL Federal Credit Union, has never had a problem pushing past her comfort levels.
For her efforts in leading the charge to help develop talent from within, Michele DeBuhr, vice president consumer, credit administration at OnPoint Community CU, has been named a Trailblazer 40 Below.
Keep calm and carry on” is not just a saying on a coffee mug but how Michele DeBuhr, vice president consumer credit administration at Portland, Ore.-based OnPoint Community Credit Union lives.
The greater the challenge the more fun Bill Clancy, vice president of retail strategy at Lake Michigan Credit Union, has trying to figure out a solution. And now he's a Trailblazer 40 Below.