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MADISON, Wis. – Sharon Custer, president/CEO of BMI FCU in Columbus, Ohio, and Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president/CEO of Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif., have been named by the Filene Research Institute to its Research Council. The Council includes 30 credit union executives who determine the institute’s research priorities. Custer has served on the CUES Board of Directors and was its chairman from 1997-1998. She also served on the board of Corporate One FCU and Ohio Central CU. Her areas of interest are CU fields-of-membership and marketing strategies. Ouwerkerk is the immediate past chair of the California Credit Union League. She also served on the CUES Board and was its chair in 1996. She also served on CUNA’s Renewal Project Steering Committee.

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