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Lending Council Executive Committee Election

The CUNA Lending Council Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidate for its 2021 election.

Submit your completed ballot no later than 5 PM PT on Friday, October 22, 2021. Ballots received after this date will not be used in the final tabulations. 

* - indicates incumbent

* Tom Becker

Chief Lending Officer
Hanscom Federal Credit Union
Hanscom AFB, Littleton, MA

As the Chief Lending Officer of Hanscom Federal Credit Union I have 40 years of banking, primarily lending, experience within various sized financial institutions – de novo, community, regional and national institutions.  For the past 3 years I have been an active member of the CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee as well as Chairperson of the Member Resources Committee.  For the past 9 years I have been an active member of the Member Resource Committee involved in the development of white papers, webinars and chat sessions to benefit all Lending Council members.  Since coming to the credit union world in 2008 I have been an active committee member of our state league’s lending network as well as a member of several Advisory Councils for our credit union partner vendors. As I continue to serve the credit union industry I would greatly appreciate the consideration of all Lending Council members of my re-election to the CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee.

* Sandi Papenfuhs

SVP, Consumer Lending
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Beaverton, OR                                                           

I would like to continue to serve you as we grapple with historic, unprecedented times.  Our mission is more important than ever.  As an executive of $14+ billion credit union with 30+ years of lending experience, a national presence and a member of the Experian Advisory & CUDL Strategic Advisory Council I believe I can positively contribute to the CUNA Lending Executive Committees work of increasing value to our Members by improving conference content, welcoming new members, sharing tools and trends and most importantly, connecting credit union professionals together to advance our shared mission.   Never before have we experienced such a shock to our economy causing fear and constant change.  We do not know what lies ahead; however, I’m positive that the power of the credit union mission, our collective experiences and knowledge will allow our industry to prevail.

* Jeremy Pinard

Chief Lending Officer
Vantage West Credit Union
Tucson, AZ

I believe my 20 years of Credit Union experience at institutions ranging from $150 million to $15 billion in assets gives me great insight into the challenges and opportunities that both small and large CUs are facing in today’s ever evolving and immensely competitive industry.

In my current role as the CLO at Vantage West Credit Union, I am responsible for creating and executing on VWCU’s lending strategy.  As a new CLO and a long-time credit union lending professional I am excited to be part of a forward-thinking credit union that is looking to scale and digitize its lending business to drive loyalty and engagement with its members. 

It would be my honor and privilege to be reelected to the CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee, and to be given the continued opportunity to share my insight and experience with my lending colleagues from across the credit union industry.    

* Cary Shumway

Lending Council Executive Committee Vice Chair
SVP of Lending
UNIFY Financial Credit Union
Mesa, AZ

I appreciate the opportunity to be running for re-election for the CUNA Lending Council Executive Committee! Credit Unions have been at the heart of my career and it is an honor to represent and serve the members of the CUNA Lending Council! With over 20 years in the Credit Union industry, I bring a wide array of knowledge and understanding of lending, servicing and collection practices. My goal in serving on the Executive Committee is to find more ways to bring value to council members. This is an exciting time for the lending industry, and we need innovative leaders on the Executive Committee to help Credit Unions continue to drive lending results for the benefit of members!

Meghin Margel

Director, Lending Solutions
BECU
Tukwila, WA

My 27+ years of experience in lending and consumer banking has given me a diverse understanding of consumer lending and processing, mortgage lending, underwriting, sales and sales management. I have experienced the challenges and rewards of building a sales team, growing a portfolio and implementing new technology in both small and large credit unions. At BECU, I am proud to have built an outbound sales channel from the ground up - delivering highly successful results, and most importantly, having a sales culture embodying credit union values. I have served on the CUNA Lending Conference Committee since 2017, presented on a panel several times at various Lending Conferences, and served as committee leadership for the Volunteer Event. I am someone who has a passion for lending, members, and the credit union movement. If elected, I will bring my energy and experience to my involvement with the CUNA Lending Council.

Mike Shockley

VP of Lending
True Sky Credit Union
Oklahoma City, OK

I’m Mike Shockley, and I am currently the VP of Lending for True Sky Credit Union in Oklahoma City. I have been with True Sky for almost 20 years and have progressed from part-time teller to soon to be CLO. I have both a BBA and MBA from the University of Oklahoma in Finance.

I believe I would be a great choice for the executive committee as my experience in creating value throughout the organization by being innovative and resourceful could be valuable on a CUNA committee. I have volunteered for several different credit union organizations such as being the Treasurer for the True Sky Foundation and serving as chairperson for the Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament.

I would love the opportunity to lean in and create value for CUNA. I believe my knowledge, innovation, and dedication to the credit union movement would be very valuable for the Lending Council.