CUNA Councils Executive Committee

The CUNA Councils Executive Committee consists of two officers from each of the six Council Executive Committees. The group then elects two individuals, to serve as chair and vice chair of the CUNA Councils Executive Committee.

The mission of the CUNA Councils Executive Committee is to:

  • Ensure consistency in administration among Councils;
  • Share ideas between Councils to improve member benefits;
  • Support innovative networking within and across Councils;
  • Encourage collaboration among disciplines, to identify important issues facing practitioners in the industry AND bring awareness to CUNA, CEOs and Council members to assist in creating focus for problem solving.

Jason Osterhage

Jason Osterhage – Chair

Senior Vice President Lending
Alliant Credit Union
Chicago, IL


  • Stanford Executive Program, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • MBA, Emory University - Goizueta Business School
  • MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • BBA, Georgia State University - Robinson College of Business

Professional Activities

  • Member, CUDC, LLC board of directors
  • Member, Executives’ Club of Chicago Leadership Circle Advisory Board
  • A Credit Union Magazine “Rock Star” in 2013

Michelle Hunter

Michelle Hunter – Vice Chair

Chief Communications & Experience Officer
Credit Union of Southern California
Brea, CA


  • Stanford University Executive Development Program
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising, California State University, Fullerton

Professional Activities

  • Judge, 2008 CMBDC Website Diamond Awards
  • Judge. 2008 Marketing Professional of the Year Award
  • Member of CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council
  • Member of Marketing Association of Credit Unions

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Recipient of American Society of Association Management Gold Circle Award of Excellence, Marketing & Exposition Marketing
  • Recipient of numerous CMBDC Diamond Awards-1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Recipient of numerous CUNA Pro & Blockbuster Awards-1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Highly-rated public speaker

Greg Inman

Greg Inman – 2nd Vice Chair

Chief Operating Officer
Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Baton Rouge, LA


  • BA Management, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Honor Graduate, Southwest CUNA Management School
  • Certified Credit Union Executive
  • Certified Lending Specialist

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Operations & Member Experience Conference Committee and Member Resource Committee

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • President's Council Award Recipient-CUNA Mutual

Steven Arbaugh

Steven Arbaugh
CFO Council Vice Chair

Chief Financial Officer
Linthicum, MD


  • Towson University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • Loyola University, Master of Finance
  • CUNA Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Certified

Professional Activities

  • Maryland/DC Credit Union Association CFO Roundtable
  • Towson University School of Business and Economics Advisory Board
  • Chairman of CUNA CFO Council Regulatory Committee

Honors, Awards and Major Accomplishments

  • Over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry managing borrowing, derivative and investment portfolios, and overseeing Accounting, Asset/Liability Management, Compliance, CUSO, and Enterprise Risk Management functions.
  • SmartCEO 2015 Executive Management CFO Awards Winner

Mike Atkins

Mike Atkins
Technology Council Chair

Chief Information Officer
Bellco Credit Union
Centennial, CO


  • 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

Lisa Baron

Lisa Baron
HR & Organizational Development Council Chair

Senior Vice President HR/Talent Management  
Baxter Credit Union
Vernon Hills, IL


  • MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • B.S., Human Resources, Eastern Illinois University

Professional Activities

  • Member, Society Human Resource Management
  • Member, World at Work
  • Member, CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council
  • Board of Directors, Youth and Family Counseling

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • CCP – Certified Compensation Professional
  • BCU voted one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Chicago, 2012
  • BCU named to Companies That Care Honor Roll for past nine years

Buddy Bennett

Buddy Bennett
Operations & Member Experience Council Vice Chair

VP Operations  
Cyprus Federal Credit Union
West Jordan, UT


  • Salt Lake Community College – Associates Degree
  • Western CUNA Management School
  • University of Utah - Currently studying

Professional Activities

  • CUNA HRTD Membership Committee

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Elected CUNA School Class Officer

Jim Block

Jim Block
Lending Council Vice Chair

SVP, Chief Lending Officer
Baxter Credit Union
Vernon Hills, IL


  • MBA, Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Northwestern University
  • Executive Education Certificate in IT PPM - Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board Member for Experian Credit Union Vertical
  • Advisory Board Member for TransUnion Credit Union Vertical
  • Advisory Board Member for CU Direct Corporation
  • Member of PSCU Possibility Makers (innovation advisory group), Past mem
  • Past member of PSCU Service Delivery Advisory Board
  • CUNA Lending Council member

 Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Past Board Member of local Family Service organization
  • Panelist and speaker at industry conferences

Heather Lally

Heather Lally
Operations & Member Experience Council Chair

VP Operations
Alliant Credit Union
Chicago, IL


  • BA Business Administration-DePaul University
  • Certified Black Belt Six Sigma-Motorola University
  • Gallup Strengths Coach

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Tech Conference Committee 2010-11

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • CU Times Trailblazer Award - 2013

Jason Lindstrom
Marketing & Business Development Council Vice Chair

Evergreen CU
Portland, ME


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science/Public Administration - California State University, Long Beach
  • Graduate - Western CUNA Management School
  • Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) - National Credit Union Foundation

Professional Activities

  • Member of Filene I3 Program
  • Member of CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council
  • Virginia Credit Union League:
    • Past Chapter President (Northern Virginia Chapter)
    • Grassroots Committee Member
    • Credit Union Awareness Committee Member
  • California Credit Union League:
    • Past President of the Board of Governors (Orange County Chapter)
    • Past Legislative Advocate (Orange County Chapter)
    • Past Committee Member of the Political Action Committee (PAC)
  • CUDE Mentor

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 3 CUNA MBDC Diamond Awards
  • 4 CUES Golden Mirror Awards
  • 2008 California Credit Union League Political Professional of the Year Award
  • 2001 Chairman's Award for Excellence - Orange County's Credit Union
  • Named to the Top CMO's on Twitter by Social Media Marketing Magazine

Michael London

Mike London
Lending Council Chair

SVP, Lending
Georgia United Credit Union
Duluth, GA


  • MBA, Georgia Institute of Technology – Scheller College of Business
  • BBA, Finance, Georgia State University – Robinson College of Business
  • LSSBB, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Georgia State University

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Lending Council Conference Committee Member
  • Advisory Board Member for Experian Credit Union Vertical

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the 2008 Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts CFA scholarship

Mia Perez

Mia Perez
Marketing & Business Development Council Chair

Chief Administrative Officer
Louisiana Federal Credit Union
La Place, LA


  • CUNA Marketing Management School, Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive (CUCME)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations, minor in Advertising – Tulane University, New Orleans

Professional Activities

  • Chair, CMBDC Conference Committee, Chair, 2016
  • Chair, CMBDC Member Resources Committee, 2013-2016
  • Co-Chair, CMBDC Communications Committee, 2012
  • Member, CMBDC Conference Committee, 2012-2016
  • Judge, CMBDC Business Development Professional of the Year, 2012
  • Judge, CMBDC Diamond Awards, 2012
  • Speaker, CFO, HR, CMBDC Council Conferences, Virginia Credit Union League
  • Member, SHRM
  • Member, Filene Institute

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • Multiple Louisiana Credit Union League Excellence in Marketing Awards, CUES Golden Mirror & CUNA Diamond Awards
  • River Region Chamber of Commerce, Shining Star Award, 2010
  • American Advertising Federation Award, 2004
  • Multiple ADDY Awards; Dora Maxwell Bridge Award

Chris Saneda

Chris Saneda
Technology Council Vice Chair

EVP Technology and Digital Innovation
Virginia Credit Union
Richmond, VA


  • 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

Cindy Swigert

Cindy Swigert
HR & Organizational Development Council Vice Chair


  • M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana
  • B.A. Personnel Administration, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • B.S. Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) - Human Resource Certification Institute
  • SHRM-SCP (Society of Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional) certification
  • Certified Chief Executive Program, CUES CEO Institute
  • CUNA Financial Management School Parts I and II
  • Korn/Ferry – Lominger Certifications for Leadership Architect®, Choices® and Voices® instruments
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualified Administrator, Center for Applications of Psychological Type

Professional Activities

  • CUNA HR & OD Council, Vice-Chair 2014-2016, Member 2000 - present
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member 1998 - present
  • Credit Union Executive Society, Member 2004 – present
  • Miami Valley Human Resource Association, President-Elect, 2009-10; Member 2003-2010, and 2016-present
  • Southwest Michigan SHRM Chapter, Member 2011-2016

Past Professional Activities

  • Spousal Employment Support Coordinator (Volunteer) for 2005 BRAC moves. Worked in conjunction with the Dayton Development Coalition and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Job Seekers Group Facilitator, Dayton, Ohio
  • Group Co-Chair, Michigan's Great Southwest Strategic Leadership Council
  • Accelerate Leadership Program inaugural class, St. Joseph, Michigan

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2014 Recipient CUNA HR & Organizational Development Excellence Award
  • Conducted Industry-wide CEO Competency Model study; results published in CUES CU Management Magazine, August 2011
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Commendation for Community Service

Bryanna Tapley

Bryanna Tapley
CFO Council Chair

Vice President of Operations
Flint Area School Employees Credit Union
Flint, MI


  • MBA, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan
  • B.A. Degree in Finance, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Professional Activities

  • CUNA CFO Council Conference & Sponsorship Committees
  • CUNA Technology Council Membership Committee
  • Treasurer, Michigan Credit Union League Jackson Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Michigan Credit Union League Future Leaders' Council
  • Past Board Member, United Way of Jackson County
  • Past Board Member, Nonprofit Network

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

  • World Council of Credit Union's Young Professional Program Nominee 2001
  • Vice President, Sales & Service for CU Rx, CP Federal Credit Union's wholly owned CUSO
  • Facilitated discussions, presentations and case studies on credit unions to undergraduate students

Additional Members

Sue Douglas

Sue Douglas
Member Emeritus

Chief Operating Officer  
State Employees Credit Union
Raleigh, NC

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson
Member Emeritus & CUFX Liaison

Senior Vice President Information Technology
Baxter Credit Union
Vernon Hills, IL


  • Lawrence University, BA in Economics
  • Kellogg Graduate School of Management, KMI
  • University of Chicago, Certificate in Leadership Arts

Professional Activities

  • Symitar Strategic Advisory
  • Technology Executive Network

Updated: 5/2018