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Our Team

Senior Leadership

Chris Felton

“I am fortunate to lead an exceptional team of passionate credit union visionaries laser focused on helping credit unions to be Wildly Successful. At Corporate Central we are redefining the role of a corporate credit union and how we deliver innovative solutions to credit unions. Through our family of CUSOs, we have assembled industry leading expertise in technology, balance sheet optimization, and innovative business solutions to serve the credit union movement. A movement that continues to prosper and strengthen on the simple philosophy of "People Helping People." Through stewardship, collaboration, and exceptional member service we help credit unions serve their members and successfully grow.”

Chris became President/CEO in May 2016. He began his career at Corporate Central in 1990 as the first field representative; and spent his early years on the road building relationships with credit unions. After holding various leadership positions, Chris was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2012, overseeing areas such as planning, sales, strategic partnerships, operations, budgeting and forecasting, and market expansion. Chris has over 23 years of experience proudly serving the members of Corporate Central, endeavoring to improve the financial success of all members by creating member value and enduring partnerships.

As President/CEO, Chris is responsible for the culture, vision, and strategic direction of Corporate Central. Chris focuses his leadership team on growing the organization, expanding member relationships, acquiring new members, developing new services, securing new service partners, and delivering service excellence. His strategic vision for Corporate Central is to collaborate on initiatives and innovation to help members to be wildly successful.

Chris is on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation, is a member of the Corporate Credit Union Alliance, serves as a Committee Member to Corporate Central’s ALCO and serves as Chairman of all three Corporate Central CUSOs, InterLutions, Emergifi and QuantyPhi.

Chris's educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

For 26 years, Chris has been the lucky husband to his bride Kristy, and he is also an inspired father to three wonderful children - a son and two daughters.

Kevin P. Chiappetta, CFA

Kevin's initial career at Corporate Central began in 1996 as Vice President Investments where he managed the loan, deposit and investment portfolios. Working primarily with credit unions throughout his career, Kevin brings a rich history of experience in his 30 plus years providing financial services, with a primary emphasis in fixed income security analysis, portfolio management and balance sheet risk management.

In August 2016, Corporate Central welcomed Kevin back as the Senior Vice President Investment Services to assist members in understanding the complete risk profile of their balance sheet risk, re-think traditional security analysis and build portfolios to compliment the optimal performance of the entire balance sheet. Kevin also focuses on the continuing education for members and their supervisory committees and boards.

In May 2017, Corporate Central launched its balance sheet optimization CUSO, QuantyPhi, and named Kevin as President. QuantyPhi’s ALM experts focus on finding opportunity on both sides of the balance sheet by running what-if scenarios that facilitate successful relative-value balance sheet decisions.

Kevin's education includes a BBA in Accounting from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI. Kevin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and an active member and volunteer for the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, VA. Kevin is also an active member of the CFA Society of Milwaukee.

Kevin married his college sweetheart, Ann, in 1987 and assisted in the upbringing of his son and daughter. As of today, Kevin still has the role of cheerleader, proud supporter and provider of unlimited, unsolicited life advice to his children.

Nicholas A. Fanning, CFA

Nick brings over 20 years of experience serving credit unions to his role of Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for leading all aspects of the Investments, Accounting, Lending, and Asset/Liability Management functions for Corporate Central. In his prior role, he also directed the IT Department for nearly ten years.

Nick has honed his skills in the management of the organization's investment and loan portfolios, funding and liquidity positioning, investment and credit analysis, asset/liability management (ALM), financial modeling, and the development and pricing of financial products and services in the years since he began his career at Corporate Central in 1997. He has been entrusted to manage Corporate Central's balance sheet since 2002. Nick also passionately presents on topics related to investments, economics, asset/liability management, and risk management.

As a member of the Executive Management team, Nick is significantly involved in strategic planning, establishing goals and objectives, budgeting, developing and maintaining effective policies, and ensuring compliance with regulations. He is a member of the Asset/Liability Committee (ALCO) and the Enterprise Risk Management Committee (ERMC).

Nick has bachelor degrees in both Finance and Economics and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Milwaukee. Nick was also appointed to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin CUES Council in 2017.

Jesse Kohl

Jesse began his career at Corporate Central in 2002 and has been instrumental in the expansion efforts of Corporate Central’s products, services, strategic alliances, education and overall membership base. Jesse started as a Relationship Development Officer and worked directly with member credit unions to assess their financial climate and needs, and deliver value-added solutions to enhance their operations. In April 2008, Jesse became Director-Business Development and oversaw all Midwest growth efforts for Corporate Central. In January 2014, Jesse became Vice President Business Development and now leads Corporate Central's sales, business development, marketing, and strategic alliance efforts by working with existing and future member credit unions across the country.

In 2016, Jesse was named President of Corporate Central’s wholly owned CUSO, InterLutions, with a drive to provide innovative business solutions to credit unions across the country.

With nearly 15 years of experience working in the credit union movement, Jesse is proud of the accomplishments credit unions have achieved over the years, and believes there is tremendous opportunity for all credit unions to become wildly successful. “It’s been an absolute joy working with so many credit unions across the country, and witnessing first-hand the amazing benefits credit unions provide to their members and communities. Through hard work and collaboration, the credit union movement will not simply survive, it will thrive!”

Jesse graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Finance. Although 50 years late to the wild music scene known as the British Invasion, Jesse still considers himself a “Beatle-maniac” and will challenge anyone to a game of Beatles Trivial Pursuit. He resides in Fort Atkinson, WI with his amazing wife and their three wonderful children.

Nancy Morgan

Nancy’s commitment to members is to ensure her resolve for enterprise wide compliance oversight aligns with her pure passion for member service solutions. She ensures that Corporate Central’s regulatory, procedural, risk and contingency goals are aligned with operational efficiency and innovation to proactively clear the road for a smooth ride on the highway of Corporate Central's strategic vision. She loves the challenge of tearing down roadblocks of the juxtaposed objectives of compliance and creativity.

In November 2016, Nancy was appointed to the board of the Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO), with a goal of representing the best interests of credit unions nationwide. Nancy believes that Corporate Central's seriously solid structure allows our future design/build options to be flexible and functional yet provides a sound and connected foundation for the future growth in meeting the needs of our members. Currently, Nancy is responsible for the operations of Corporate Central including Member Services, Compliance, Business Continuity, Enterprise Risk Management, Strategy Initiatives, Human Resources, and helping to shape our technology vision.

For nearly 25 years Nancy has provided leadership in the areas of operations, member service and support, project management, risk management, compliance, governance and financial controls. This varied experience offers a well-rounded perspective of Corporate Central's internal operations and an ability to relate to the operations of our members. The insight and heartfelt compassion derived from this personal credit union experience has led Nancy to be a credit union advocate to anyone that will listen. Nancy’s entire career has been within the credit union movement; it is her steadfast belief in the superior benefits credit unions provide that has determined her path. Promoting the conscious practices of the credit union movement is in harmony with Nancy’s personal interests of pursuing strengthening, mindful and healthy lifestyle choices.

Gregg Tushaus

Gregg is responsible for providing vision, strategy, leadership, and technical expertise for developing and delivering information technology services that facilitate the organizational strategy and goals. As the Chief Information Officer, Gregg provides technical leadership and innovation and pursues technology entrepreneurial opportunities. We are pursuing FinTech ventures and applying innovative technology in the finance and investing space for our credit union members. The financial services industry is changing and technology is a major driver. Corporate Central will provide credit unions technology leadership and enhance technology services such as cloud transformation, digital transformation, mobile, big data, identity management, block chain and artificial intelligence.

As the President for Emergifi, Gregg provides leadership for a technology solutions company with a singular credit union focus streamlining operations, reducing costs, enabling faster response, increasing productivity and improving security.

Gregg had a successful exit after selling Tushaus Computer Services to Dedicated Computing in 2011 and continuing as a member of the executive team until 2016 as the Chief Information Officer. He is founder and former CEO of Tushaus Computer Services. The company saw exceptional growth under his leadership, growing to more than 140 employees with revenues exceeding $32 million. Financial services were a major customer segment for Tushaus Computer Services including many credit unions. His financial services experience extends back nearly 30 years.

Tushaus is an Inc. 500 company, a VAR Business 500 company and was selected as a FUTURE 50 company in 1996, 1997 and 1998 by the Council of Small Business Executives through the Metropolitan Association of Commerce (MMAC). Gregg received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management information systems from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 1986. He has been recognized by numerous business and technology organizations, and most recently received the BizStarts Milwaukee’s “Inspirational Entrepreneur” award, presented to Milwaukee area business leaders who have successfully established thriving companies in Milwaukee. Gregg was recognized in the "Who's Who" list in Milwaukee by The Business Journal and as one of The Business Journal's 40 Under 40, Wisconsin's new generation of business and community leaders. Gregg is a past member of the Milwaukee chapter of YEO (Young Entrepreneur's Organization), a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, a member of the MMAC (Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce) and a member of the CEO Roundtable program through the MMAC. Gregg is a member of the prestigious Birthing of Giants program, class of 2000, co-sponsored by Inc. Magazine, YEO and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).


Cherie Spargur, CMA

Cherie started her career at Corporate Central in November 1996. Since that time, Cherie has gained vast experience within the accounting department. Her responsibilities involve oversight of Financial Reporting and many Accounting related functions. Cherie holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Inc. She also has a bachelor degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

Linda Resler

Linda began her career at Corporate Central in April 2010. She has been the Manager Accounting since January 2012. In this role, she oversees the daily operations of the Accounting Department. Prior to joining Corporate Central, Linda was the Accountant and Executive Vice President of a full-service, community credit union with two branches in the Milwaukee area. Linda has over 25 years of experience within the credit union industry. Her educational background includes a bachelor degree in Accounting. In her spare time Linda enjoys spending as much time as possible visiting family in Door County, WI.

Susan Grassell

Susan began her career at Corporate Central in March 2008 as a Staff Accountant. In this role, she is responsible for performing efficient, timely and accurate reconciliation of accounts and fixed asset system functions; providing backup support for other departmental functions and cash management duties and providing error resolution assistance to the member services department. "I have really learned a lot about how important and special the credit union family is. It is this 'family' that inspires me to be the best person that I can be not only in my work life but also in my personal life."

Peter Iwanowski

Peter joined Corporate Central as a Cash Management Accountant in March 2008. He exemplifies team work, positivity, and hard work. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in Accounting. In 2016 he joined the WCUL Young Professional program and the Young Professional United Suburban program. Outside of accounting, he loves to workout and eat pizza!  He is also working on his golf game, pushing for a score lower than 90. He’s waiting on his investment in a putter to finally come to fruition…that investment was made five years ago!

Will Valadez

Will joined our team in June 2018 as an Accounting Assistant. Will brings over four years of natural-person credit union experience to Corporate Central. This credit union experience taught him the value of the credit union movement and the concept of “creating member loyalty,” both internal and external. As the Accounting Assistant, he performs various accounting duties that provide back office support to members. Outside the accounting world, Will enjoys playing disc golf, biking, and rooting for the Packers and Bucks.

Business Development / Marketing

Chris Geisler

Chris Geisler is the newest edition to Corporate Central’s Business Development team, with a focus on building relationships with credit unions in the Michigan market.  Chris comes to Corporate Central with 19 years of experience in retail banking management, with the most recent 6 as a branch manager of a natural person credit union.  He is excited to use his background in the industry to help our members become wildly successful by finding new ways to save money and better serve their members and employees.  Chris is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in Economics.  When he is not working, he enjoys golfing (poorly), bowling, seeing live music, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Chris Hytinen

Chris Hytinen has joined Corporate Central and its technology CUSO, Emergifi, as a Business Development Manager. Chris comes from a credit union family, and his father and step-mother were both former credit union executives. Chris initially started his career with CUNA Mutual Group and then, its subsidiaries. His work was in providing insurance and complex financial solutions to credit unions. More recently, Chris served as a Business Development Executive and minority owner of an equipment maintenance management services company serving nearly 200 community banks and credit unions in 30 states.

Chris has a keen understanding of both credit union operations and the technology challenges faced by executives today. Chris looks forward to sharing with credit union executives valuable technology insights and cost-saving solutions to help organizations save time, save money, improve productivity, and enhance data security measures.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Public Policy and Administration with an emphasis in Economics.

Chris resides in Delafield, WI with his wife Terri and three teenaged children, one son and two daughters. In his spare time, he can be found supporting Terri or one of his kids at the next high school musical, basketball game, choral recital, or band concert.

Brittany Jordan

Brittany joined the team in March 2018 as a Digital Marketing Specialist. Her main duties include developing and growing Corporate Central's digital brand through organic search engine optimization, website content management, strategic marketing campaign analysis, and our social media presence.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Brittany worked in both B2B and B2C digital marketing and print advertising positions. Brittany graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Cross-Media Graphics Management and Digital Marketing Technology. She also holds two minors in Spanish and Web Technology and an emphasis in Sales & Marketing.

Outside of the digital world, Brittany loves volunteering with the Special Olympics and is passionate about WCAG 2.0 and ADA compliance. She also enjoys traveling to music festivals and EDM concerts, and has seen 200+ DJs/producers so far!

Gail Kearney

Gail started her career at Corporate Central as a Member Service Representative. After spending five years in the member service department, Gail transitioned to the investment department as a Financial Strategist. In 2014, Gail decided to leverage her credit union experience and knowledge to become Corporate Central’s Director-Member Solutions. Gail is committed to providing superior service by delivering creative and valuable solutions to credit unions across the country.

Mark Volz

Mark Volz joined the Corporate Central team in April 2018 as our Relationship Development Officer. Mark has a focus on strengthening the relationships with credit unions in Wisconsin. Mark comes to Corporate Central with 7 years of experience in the banking industry, with the most recent 2 as a business lending manager of a natural person credit union. He is excited to use his background in the industry to help our members become wildly successful by finding new and innovative ways to help find solutions to credit unions issues. Mark is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, with a B.A. in finance and currently pursuing his masters in management at his alma mater. 

When he is not working or studying, Mark enjoys attending Brewers, Bucks, Packers and Wisconsin Badger games, golfing and seeing live music and helping the credit union movement by helping with the Cream City Chapter, Cream City YP Group and Wisconsin Credit Union League's YP Group. Mark is also on the board of an Non- Profit Adoption and Foster Care Organization and enjoys helping out with the Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis Chapter, where he was nominated as one of Milwaukee's Finest Young Professional's in 2016.

Justin Weber

Justin joined the Corporate Central team in April 2018 as the Business Development Manager in the Iowa/Illinois region. His goal is to grow relationships with members and build new relationships with potential members. Justin has worked in the finance industry since 2010, working specifically with banks and credit unions for over half of that time. He resides with his wife, Teryn, and son, Easton, in Davenport, IA; and they expect their second child in the summer of 2018. Justin has two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, in Finance and Real Estate, as well as a Master’s Degree in Financial Analysis. Justin enjoys all sports, and most importantly helping members achieve their goals!

Julie Woloszyn

Julie began her career at Corporate Central in August 2008 as the Director-Brand Awareness. Her primary responsibilities include formulating creative and successful marketing programs to effectively meet Corporate Central’s business development & marketing initiatives. She is also responsible for leading Corporate Central's efforts to establish, schedule and promote educational sessions to inform, educate and train members. Julie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being a mama to her sweet, 4-year old daughter, Mazzy. Julie holds her bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from UW-Madison.


Frederick L. Blask, NCRM

Fred's first credit union experience was back in 1993 when he wanted to take out a loan for a computer (they used to be rather expensive). A family member helped explain the credit union difference and recommended joining one. Years later while making a career change to information technology, he was encouraged by family again to go the credit union way.

In April 2006, he started in Systems Information Support at Corporate Central. During his time with the IT department he was responsible for maintaining network and information security as well as providing IT project management assistance to various departments. In July 2014, he began a new role as Project & Compliance Risk Manager where he oversees the Enterprise Risk Management program. Fred promotes the credit union's overall compliance culture and coordinates various internal audits and exams. His IT background has been beneficial in evaluating areas of risk and compliance with various technology partners and vendors.

Fred has two daughters who keep him both young at heart and balding on top. He truly enjoys the spirit of the credit union movement and is constantly reminded of how it has influenced him and his career.

Laurie Dellevar

Laurie has been working in the credit union industry for over 30 years. She began as the accountant and computer operator for a full-service credit union in Milwaukee. After raising 4 children, Laurie joined Corporate Central in 2006 as a Member Service Representative, and moved into the role of Compliance Analyst in 2016.

Laurie attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, with a minor in Accounting. Because Laurie loves to help people, she finds great satisfaction in her career at Corporate Central.  Camping and hiking in National Parks are Laurie’s favorite vacation activities.

Human Resources

Michele Vukovic

Michele joined Corporate Central in 2005, and is proud to work with staff members dedicated to the ‘people helping people’ philosophy, a hallmark of both the credit union industry as well as the Human Resources (HR) function. Her passion for learning and advocacy, which began when she was a youngster growing up in the middle of a large family – Michele has 9 siblings – is what led her to pursue a career in HR.

“The team here at Corporate Central live out the attributes of member service excellence, committed partnerships and trusted advocates on a daily basis. It is truly a privilege to be engaged with an organization that is laser-focused on ‘helping members to be wildly successful’ and has the outstanding support of a great volunteer Board.” 

Michele fed her passion for learning by obtaining a Bachelor of Business Administration – Industrial Relations degree, and a Masters of Human Resources & Labor Relations degree, both from UW – Milwaukee, and continues to learn from and advocate for her family and co-workers.

Information Technology

Kyle Gutierrez

Kyle’s role as Information Technology Technician provides primary support for both internal and external employees for hardware and software. Kyle has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in Information Science and Technology, and has previous experience in the healthcare field.

Ryan McMillan

Ryan McMillan joined Corporate Central in November of 2017 as a Senior Systems Engineer.  Ryan holds a degree in computer networking and is Microsoft certified.  He is a seasoned technology industry leader with deep technical knowledge of designing, managing and maintaining complex I.T. infrastructures including cloud-based servers & applications. He leverages over 18 years of experience in multiple industries including academia, healthcare and SMB to drive positive outcomes while lowering costs and increasing customer defined success.

Ryan is excited to take on his new role with Corporate Central and to help build and grow its new technology CUSO, Emergifi.

Kay Schlumpf

Kay joined Corporate Central as a Digital Information Specialist in March 2017. She is working to build digital capabilities within the organization by implementing tools and training staff in their use so they can serve our members better. Kay has experience in Microsoft SharePoint, web design & management, organization & imaging of materials, graphic design, project management, and organizational change management. She holds a bachelor's degree from University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign and a Certificate in Project Management from UW-Milwaukee. When not working, Kay enjoys spending time with her horse & cats, traveling with her husband Peter, and relaxing with her many hobbies which include painting, genealogy, gardening, and antiquing.

Brian Stefanski

Brian Stefanski joined Corporate Central in June of 2017 as Software Engineer. Brian holds a degree in Computer Science and he brings over 27 years of experience in software development. His experience includes application development, project management, support, process improvement and business requirements. Brian specializes in Microsoft technologies (.NET, C#, VB.Net, ASP.NET, SQL) which is the platform for our existing custom applications and many partner interfaces and integrations.

Brian believes that software development will support our operational efficiency initiative. Software development is a key component to big data, data analytics, digital solutions and digital transformation initiatives. Software development provides us a valuable tool for integrations across our many vendors and applications.

Brian's charge simply stated is automate re-engineered business processes and transform data into intelligence. Work smarter.

Kathy Westphal

Kathy started in June 2018 as a Product Manager & Business Analyst. She is responsible for developing, driving, and leading efforts to facilitate effective, efficient business process improvement; direct influence across the organization to drive change; translate business processes and needs into application development, and configuration; collaborate with and support stakeholders to achieve the initiatives and goals.

Kathy joins us from RMM Solutions where she served as a business analyst and key team member on a variety of business applications including accounting systems, service systems, professional services automation (PSA), customer relationship management (CRM), and document management. Kathy began her career as a business analyst for banking applications. She served as a business analyst automating, integrating, and digitizing business processes such as accounting system and PSA integration, accounts payable payments via ACH, service billing, product invoicing, and financial statements.


John Hickey, CCUIP

John Hickey directs daily functions at Corporate Central Credit Union related to member loan operations and Asset Liability Management. John serves as portfolio manager for investments, loans and deposits and is a member of the ALCO Committee. Additionally, John is responsible for research and development of new products, services and partner relationships. In 2009, John became a registered representative and began working exclusively with credit union CEOs and CFOs trading marketable securities. He holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, John was a ten-year veteran of the commercial and industrial lending sector with experience in loan origination, portfolio management, structuring and underwriting with both regional and national banks.

John attended UW-Madison and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1995.

*Securities offered through ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Corporate Central Credit Union is Independent of ProEquities, Inc. Check the background of your financial professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Danny McIntyre

Danny brings over 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in New Orleans trading US Treasury, Federal Agency and mortgage backed securities. In 1987 he and his new bride Diana moved to Dallas, TX where he established and managed a taxable bond trading desk for a regional brokerage firm.

In January 2003, Danny “discovered” credit unions. He worked at a corporate credit union to help establish a broker-dealer and trading desk and very quickly became a big fan of the credit union movement. He has spent the past 14 years dedicated to helping credit unions be successful. Actively involved in asset liability management, he has helped credit unions build investment portfolios that complement their balance sheets and help them manage based on both risk as well as return.  Assisting with education and training for credit union professionals and volunteers remains a primary focus for Danny as well. “Education allows us to help members be more efficient which in turn affords them more time to serve their members – people helping people.” 

Danny attended Loyola University and Delgado College in New Orleans. He completed his studies as a business major at Tulane University. He holds his Series 7 and 63 licenses. When asked about his greatest accomplishment, Danny points to convincing his wife Diana to marry him 29 years ago. He said the only two things that come close to that are raising their son, Chase, and watching the Saints win the Super Bowl in 2009, although he admittedly had little to do with the latter.

*Securities offered through ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Corporate Central Credit Union is Independent of ProEquities, Inc. Check the background of your financial professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.


Nick Haisler

Nick Haisler joined Corporate Central in June of 2017. His primary role as Financial Strategist is to help members learn more about their needs and help them find exceptional options to fill those needs. Nick also assists the Investment Department by evaluating and reporting on all credit, ALM, risk, liquidity and investment analysis. He holds his series 7 and 63 licenses.

*Securities offered through ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Corporate Central Credit Union is Independent of ProEquities, Inc. Check the background of your financial professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.


Matt Johnson

Matt started his professional career in Financial Services as a Financial Advisor in 1996. After almost a decade working in the “for profit” space, Matt started his career serving credit unions. Seeing first-hand how credit unions differ from banks and the difference they make in people’s lives, Matt has been working in the credit union investment space ever since.

“I truly believe this is the most important work I can perform. The good work that credit unions do creates huge opportunities for their members and being in an industry that puts the member benefit first, is something that is never taken for granted.”

In addition to being a series 7 and 63 registered representative, Matt graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication. Also, Matt serves on the Board of Directors for a non-profit institution that provides services and programming for adults with disabilities.

Married in 1998, his 2 sons Frank and Charlie showed up shortly thereafter. Frank is 15 and Charlie is 6.

*Securities offered through ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Corporate Central Credit Union is Independent of ProEquities, Inc. Check the background of your financial professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.


Chad Ullenberg, CCUIP

Chad Ullenberg joined Corporate Central in October 2016. Primary duties include reporting and evaluating credit, ALM, risk, liquidity, investment, economic, market, and sector analysis measures for members and Corporate Central. Prior to joining Corporate Central, Chad was a Fund Administrator for U.S. Bank Fund Services in Milwaukee. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in Finance from UW-Milwaukee.

Ben Wierzba, CCUIP

Ben began his career at Corporate Central in June 2016.  As a Financial Strategist, he develops and maintains investment and liquidity relationships with members of Corporate Central. His educational background includes a bachelor degree in Finance from UW-Milwaukee. He holds his series 7 and 63 licenses.

*Securities offered through ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Broker/Dealer, and member of FINRA and SIPC. Corporate Central Credit Union is Independent of ProEquities, Inc. Check the background of your financial professional on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.


Member Services

Karen Christie

Karen started her career at Corporate Central 30 years ago as a part-time Account Representative, and knew immediately that the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’ were not just words, but what every employee at Corporate Central truly believed. She was inspired by that philosophy then, and throughout her career, that philosophy has never changed.

“Working with our credit unions has truly been a pleasure and honor for me and I have come to think of our members as more of an extended family. Helping credit unions serve their members and support their needs is so rewarding and knowing that we are all on the same team is something really special.” 

Karen has covered many positions over 30 years, which provides her with knowledge in all areas of member services, along with expert oversight in her current position of Vice President Member Services.
In her current role, Karen is responsible for directing and supporting operational efforts to enable delivery of superior service to members in all relationships, including investment and settlement accounts, funds transfers, ACH origination and receipt, image cash letters, currency delivery, Federal Reserve Bank online account access and transactional operations. Karen takes great pride in providing service to meeting members’ needs. “Member service is not just a department at Corporate Central, it’s our heart and soul!”

Stephanie Schmidt, AAP

Stephanie brings over a decade of natural-person credit union experience to Corporate Central. Working in two small credit unions in the Milwaukee-area taught her the value of the cooperative nature of the credit union movement. During that time, she had the privilege of serving in many capacities – starting as a teller, and working her way up to a loan officer at one credit union, and then moved her way from teller to a Lead MSR at the other credit union.

Stephanie truly enjoys creating lasting relationships with the members that she works with, and she looks forward to more opportunities to serve our Corporate Central family. Stephanie is known for loving things encrusted in glitter and rhinestones, and when she is not with her work family she can be found reading, teaching/watching/performing ethnic dance, or spending time with her friends and family.

Shannon Cate

Shannon started her adventure at Corporate Central in September 2014. Before joining Corporate Central, Shannon worked in a full-service credit union for 5 years before leaving the financial world to test the waters. A couple years later Shannon realized that she missed the passion for the credit union scene and decided to venture back into that setting. Shannon couldn’t imagine a better job as she gets to talk to members on a daily basis and really gets to make a difference every day. Outside of Corporate Central, Shannon loves to spend time at home with her husband, daughter, and cat.

Terri Drobka

Terri has been a Member Service Representative at Corporate Central for 5 years and when asked about her role, Terri says, “I love it!”  Terri has 20 years of experience with credit unions, having been a loan officer and branch manager. “I truly believe in the people helping people philosophy.”

Dawn Freiburger

Dawn joined Corporate Central in June 2018 as a part-time Member Services Representative. She has 13 years of natural-person financial institution experience, five of those spent in a credit union. Dawn enjoys working for credit unions because credit unions work for their members’ best interests. She also appreciates that the credit union atmosphere is friendly and welcoming to all. As a Member Services Representative, Dawn will support the Member Services area as a front-line representative to our member credit unions. When Dawn is not sharing her kindness and positive spirit with our members, she loves to walk her dogs, play with her grandkids, garden, bike, watch movies with her hubby, and spend time with her friends.

Sandra Garcia-Alvarez

Sandra began her career at Corporate Central in January 2011 and spends her time as part of the “awesome Member Services team.” Her passion for helping others drives her to be the best she can be in this role. Prior to joining Corporate Central, Sandra was part of two full-service, community credit unions within the Milwaukee area. She spent more than 15 years working with these two credit unions and held various roles including Teller, Head Teller, Accounting Assistant and Loan Officer. In her more than 20 years working within the credit union industry Sandra has found great satisfaction in working with members to help them solve problems or to become more successful.

If you ask Sandra what she likes most about her job at Corporate Central, outside of helping members, she will tell you she loves her co-workers and is grateful to be able to work with such a wonderful team.

Malisha Yang

Malisha recently rejoined Corporate Central as a Member Service Representative.  She has several years of experience helping credit unions through her amazing member service skills. Outside of work, Malisha enjoys spending time with her amazing son, Jakobe.


Matt Cilla

Corporate Central welcomed Matt as a Research Analyst in July 2017. He graduated from Marquette University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management.

Dawn Beyer

Dawn has been with Corporate Central since January 1998, serving as a Member Representative, and Executive Assistant before becoming the Administration Manager in March 2014. In her role as Administration Manager, Dawn serves as the Membership Officer, and provides primary administrative support to the President/CEO, along with oversight of the facilities and office administration areas. Dawn also provides administration support to Corporate Central’s Board of Directors and various Committees.  Dawn really enjoys being part of such a dynamic organization with such a strong emphasis on their commitment to members’ success. As enthusiastic as Dawn is in her career, she equally enjoys quiet time at home with family and friends.

Ramona Verburgt

Ramona was excited to start the next chapter of her career here at Corporate Central in April 2017. Ramona provides general office/ clerical support for the accounting and operations departments. Prior to her role with Corporate Central, Ramona worked for a local distributor. When not working, she enjoys boating and hiking with her family in Crivitz. One of Ramona’s hobbies is looking for hidden treasures at yard sales.

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