Like many of you, Denise is a credit union lifer. She started her career as a teller at a credit union in Portland, Oregon over 30 years ago. Denise moved up and around the organizational chart before heading out on her own to start her consulting business.
As a consultant she specialized in helping credit unions tell their story, both internally and externally. She has worked with credit unions all over the US ranging in asset size from $3 million to $3 billion. She facilitated strategic planning and turned “me too” brands into something worth talking about.
She is the author of two books: Tattoos: The Ultimate Proof of a Successful Brand and The 2020 Vision of Marketing.
Denise is a graduate of Western CUNA Management School, a certified Net Promoter Score Associate and in 2012 was named a CU Times Woman to Watch. Denise has spoken for CUES, CUNA, WOCCU and almost every credit union league in the United States.
In New Mexico she spearheaded the Keep It Co-Op campaign that has united all cooperatives in Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Espanola. Denise and her husband both hold an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician license and volunteer with Cochiti Fire Department.