Simone Suri has been the Chief Legal and Risk Officer for Members Cooperative Credit Union since 2010. In addition to being a member of the credit union’s executive team, she is responsible for handling all legal matters, ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations, enterprise risk management, and leading the credit union’s financial health solutions department. Prior to joining MCCU, Simone worked for the Minnesota Credit Union Network as General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources. In this capacity, she provided compliance support to approximately 150 credit unions in the state and corporate legal support to the league, its credit union-oriented for-profit businesses and foundation. She also worked with the World Council of Credit Unions to strengthen communication, information sharing and advancement between credit unions abroad and in the local region. Before joining the Minnesota Credit Union Network, Simone was in private practice representing a variety of financial institutions.
Simone’s background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Catherine in Saint Paul, Minnesota, an international diploma from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to her formal educational background, she obtained a compliance certification in the Bank Secrecy Act.