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Chad Helminak, CUDE

Director of DE & Cooperative Culture
National Credit Union Foundation

Chad Helminak is an expert facilitator and creative consultant who believes in helping others to understand and live their purpose and values. He is the Director of DE and Cooperative Culture at the National Credit Union Foundation. In this role, he leads the Foundation's signature Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program and develops resources to help credit unions communicate and leverage their unique value proposition.

Chad has held leadership roles across the credit union industry in the areas of culture & leadership development, communications, and research & innovation. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked at CUNA Mutual Group, Heritage Credit Union, Filene Research Institute and the Wisconsin Credit Union League.

Since earning his CUDE designation as a participant of the DE Program in 2009, Chad has helped hundreds of other credit union leaders from the U.S. and around the globe to earn their CUDE designations. He's presented highly-rated sessions at industry conferences, helped to grow statewide young professional programs, and created a financial education music album for kids.