News Release: igniters selected in Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS - Nine Indiana credit union representatives have been selected to be part of ignite, an initiative of the Indiana Credit Union League that is focused on developing innovations that can help credit unions better the financial lives of their members.

“This is the seventh group of igniters to enter the program. The track record of leadership development, collaboration and networking that ignite has fostered has been tremendous,” said League Vice Chairman Doug True, FORUM CU CEO, who is one of two members of the ignite Leadership Team. Bob Falk, Purdue FCU CEO, is the other Leadership Team member, and he explained that, “The ignite experience prepares these team members to make high-level contributions at their credit unions. Some have even used their experience with ignite to contribute to projects that have a national scope.”
 
“Under the direction of our Leadership Team, the ignite initiative has thrived in Indiana,” said League President John McKenzie. “The credit union support has been tremendous, as many have shared very talented and innovative employees.”
 
At the group’s first meeting of the year, held Jan. 31, the igniters were organized into small working groups, and they began to develop their 2014 innovations. So far, 26 innovations have been developed by past ignite participants. Several ignite innovations have been adopted by credit unions in Indiana and elsewhere. To develop and promote them, members of the working groups attend periodic meetings coordinated by the League and make presentations during the League’s Annual Convention, the annual Hoosier CUES meeting and at several chapter meetings around the state.
      New and continuing ignite members joined ignite alumni at the kick-off meeting, which was held Jan. 31 at FORUM CU in Fishers, Ind.
 
  
New igniters:
Each of these individuals will serve a two-year term.
 
Continuing igniters:
These individuals are in the second year of their two-year term.
Brandon Speckman, FORUM CU
Amy Benner, Solidarity Community FCU
Curtis Meyer, Interra CU
Amy Wells, Teachers CU
Daren Johnson, Indiana Members CU
Andrea Buescher, Evansville Teachers FCU
Jenna Turner, Three Rivers FCU
Ashli Moore, Eli Lilly FCU
Jessica Certain, Three Rivers FCU
Bryan Myers, Crane FCU
Latonya Gaither, Teachers CU
Mark Moulton, Financial Center FCU
David Dekker, Interra CU

Kelly Baran, FORUM CU
Shelby Schuh, Beacon CU
Micaela Wise, AAA FCU
Stephanie Snow, Eli Lilly FCU
Sven Leander, Financial Center FCU