Lending Council Executive Committee

CUNA Councils is run by credit union professionals, for credit union professionals. 

Many credit union leaders volunteer their time for the Councils.  All Council members are encouraged to serve on committees, and run for the Executive Committees.

2016-17 Lending Council EC

2016-2017 Lending Council Executive Committee
at the 2016 CUNA Lending Council Conference in Las Vegas, NV

(L-R Front Row) Aaron Bresko, Rita Fillingane, Jim Block, Sarah Slonsky, Cary Shumway, Stacy Fifield and Bob Stowell (L-R Back Row) Keith Troup, Ray Lindley, Kevin Kesecker, Chris Oldag, Mike London and Steve Quigley


Bob Stowell

Bob Stowell – Chair

Chief Lending Officer
Firefly Federal Credit Union
Burnsville, MN
Bob.stowell@fireflycu.org

Education

  • Graduated from Minot State University

Professional Activities

  • Chairman, Burnsville Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, Burnsville Political Action Committee
  • Member, Burnsville Chamber Public Policy Committee
  • Past District Governor, Rotary District #5950
  • Board of Directors, 360 Communities

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Credit Union Magazine "Rock Star" in 2013
  • Burnsville "Business Person of the Year" in 2014

Michael London

Mike London – Vice Chair

SVP, Lending
Georgia United Credit Union
Duluth, GA
michael.london@georgiaunitedcu.org

Education

  • 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


Jim Block

Jim Block

SVP – Chief Lending Officer
Baxter Credit Union
Vernon Hills, IL
Jim.Block@BCU.org

Education

  • 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

Aaron Bresko

Aaron Bresko

VP of Indirect Lending and Consumer Underwriting
BECU
Tukwila, WA
Aaron.bresko@becu.org

Education

  • BA, English, University of Washington
  • MBA with HR Management, Seattle Pacific

Professional Activities

  • Chair of Express Credit Union (ECU), a low income credit union in Seattle
  • Past chair of the CUNA Lending Council
  • Member of the Trans Union Steering Committee
  • Member of the CUDL's Advisory Board

Stacy Fifield

Stacy Fifield

SVP/Chief Lending Officer
Travis Credit Union
Vacaville, CA
sfifield@traviscu.org

Education

  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Western CUNA Management School

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board Member for CU Direct Corporation
  • Advisory Board Member for Experian Credit Union Vertical

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Past Board Member of CU Direct Corporation


Rita Fillingane

Rita Fillingane

VP, Research & Collaboration
California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
Ontario, CA
ritaf@ccul.org

Education

  • Graduate - Western CUNA Management School
  • CUNA Regulatory Compliance School
  • Bachelor of Arts – English, California State University, Fullerton

Professional Activities

  • Western CUNA Management Alumni Association board secretary
  • CUNA Lending Council member
  • Former California Jump$tart Coalition board member

Kevin Kesecker

Kevin Kesecker

Chief Lending Officer
SECU
Linthicum, MD
kevin.kesecker@secumd.com

Education

  • Potomac State College of West Virginia University

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Lending Council Member
  • Panelist and Speaker at Industry Conferences
  • ACUMA Member
  • Panelist and Speaker at Industry Conferences

Ray Lindley

Ray Lindley

SVP of Lending
Elevations Credit Union
Boulder, CO
Ray.Lindley@elevationscu.com

Education

  • B.A in Accounting from Northwest Nazarene University
  • MBA in Finance from Northwest Nazarene University
  • CCE Institute Graduate

Professional Activities

  • Past Board Member United Way
  • Past Board Member Education Initiative
  • Volunteer Meals on Wheels
  • Volunteer Flat Irons Community
  • Member CUNA Regulatory Affairs Committee

Chris Oldag

Chris Oldag

Chief Lending Officer/VP
Pacific Service Credit Union
Concord, CA
chris.oldag@pacificservice.org

Education

  • Executive Development Program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts – Management, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

Professional Activities

  • Prime Alliance, Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Past Member
  • Cenlar Prime Servicing Corporation, Past Board Member
  • CUNA Lending Council Prior Vice Chair & Scholarship Committee
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum – Blackhawk Auto Museum Professional Docent

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • SAGE Scholars Program, U.C. Berkeley, Instructor/Faculty
  • San Francisco Fair Lending Working Group Member – Board of Supervisors Committee
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum – Blackhawk Auto Museum Professional Docent

Photo & Bio
Coming Soon

Sandi Papenfuhs

SVP – Consumer Lending
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Beaverton, OR
Sandi.Papenfuhs@firsttechfed.com


Steve Quigley

Steve Quigley

SVP – Retail
University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Iowa City, IA
squigley@uiccu.org

Education

  • Bachelors of Business Administration - Finance Major, Accounting Minor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Masters of Business Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Professional Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Johnson County - Board Member and Treasurer
  • Iowa City Noon Rotary Club - Board Member, past Treasurer, and President-Elect

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • The #1 financial institution in terms of member giveback in 2015 and 2016
  • The #1 auto lender in the state of Iowa in 2015 and 2016

Sarah Slonsky

Sarah Slonsky

Chief Lending Officer
Verity Credit Union
Seattle, WA
sarahs@veritycu.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting
  • CUNA Regulatory Compliance School
  • CUES School of Business Lending

Professional Activities

  • CUNA Lending Council Membership Committee  - Vice Chair
  • CU4Kids Advisory Group
  • Seattle Children's Hospital

Dona Svehla

Dona Svehla

SVP/Chief Lending Officer
GTE Financial
Tampa, FL
Dona.Svehla@gtefinancial.org

Education

  • Master’s in Business Administration - Marketing, Saint Leo University, Tampa, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts – Social and Behavioral Science, National Louis University, Glen Allyn, IL

Professional Activities

  • Tampa YMCA Board
  • CU Servnet Board
  • DePaul University, Professional Advisor

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2013 CU Times Trailblazer - Lender of the Year