The Filene Research Institute has formally named 16 new creditunion executives to its i3 team dedicated to pursuing industryinnovation and ideas during the next two years.

The latest group was drawn from more than 50 applications andconstitutes “a national work group of insightful credit unionprofessionals selected to be transformational leaders in buildingthe future of credit unions and the credit union industry,”according to Filene.

The inductees include Dana Clark, assistant vice president,Connex CU, North Haven, Conn.; Joline Epple, director of marketing,Target Corp CU, Minneapolis; Betsy Guerrero, chief financialofficer, Westerra CU, Denver; Jean Hughes, senior vice president,CommunityAmerica CU, Kansas City; Jennifer Kulkoski, marketingdirector, First Financial CU, Skokie, Ill.; Adam Marlowe, assistantvice president, Georgia's Own CU, Atlanta; Josh McAfee,marketing director, Leaders CU, Jackson, Tenn.; Michelle Merkley,director-marketing/business development, Keystone FCU, WestChester, Pa.; Sandra Sagehorn-Elliot, senior vice president/chiefoperations officer, Bellco CU. Greenwood Villa, Colo.; Soma Sarkar,executive vice president/ chief operations officer, Credit Union ofNew Jersey, Irving; James Simon, senior vice president,Suncoast Schools CU, Tampa and Michael Spink, communicationsmanager , Local Government FCU, Raleigh, N.C.; Ray Springsteen,SVP, Fort Knox CU, Radcliff, Ky.; Steve Webb, chief operationsofficer, Neighbors CU, Baton Rouge, La.; Jason Werts, vicepresident, Unitus Community CU, Portland, Ore.; and Linda Young,director-research & products, Coast Capital Savings, BritishColumbia, Canada.

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