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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 25+ 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's degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

For 29 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 January 1996 as Vice President Investments where he managed the loan, deposit, and investment portfolios. Kevin departed in June 2002, where he spent 11+ years working with credit union investment CUSOs and two years with an asset-liability modeling & consulting firm. Working primarily with credit unions throughout his career, Kevin brings a rich history of experience in his 30+ 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 bachelor's degree in Accounting from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Kevin is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and an active member and volunteer for the CFA Institute in Charlottesville, VA. Kevin was elected to the CFA Society Milwaukee Board in July 2019. He has been an active member of the society for 25+ years.

Kevin married his college sweetheart 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. In his free time, Kevin is interested in soccer at all levels, watching a variety of sports, reading about interesting topics, spending time with family, and correcting their grammatical errors.

Nicholas A. Fanning, CFA

Nick brings 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's 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 August 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's 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,” has learned every Beatles song on guitar, 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 joined Corporate Central in March 1992. 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, strategic initiatives, human resources, and helping to shape our technology vision.

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 joined Corporate Central in December 2016 as the Senior Vice President / Chief Technology and Strategy Officer. He 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 Technology and Strategy 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.

In August 2017, Gregg took on an additional role as the President for Corporate Central's Technology CUSO, 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 is the founder, and former CEO, of Tushaus Computer Services. He had a successful exit after selling Tushaus Computer Services to Dedicated Computing in 2011. He continued to serve as a member of the executive team, Chief Information Officer, until departing in 2016. The company saw exceptional growth under his leadership, growing to more than 140 employees with revenues exceeding $32 million. 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). Financial services were a major customer segment for Tushaus Computer Services including many credit unions. His financial services experience extends back nearly 30 years.

Gregg received a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 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 Young Entrepreneur's Organization (YEO), a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee, a member of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In his free time, Gregg enjoys playing golf, racquetball, snowboarding, watching movies, and playing video games.


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; accounts payable and cash management duties; and providing error resolution assistance to the member services department.

Peter Iwanowski

Peter joined Corporate Central as a Cash Management Accountant in March 2008. His responsibilities include accurate and proficient review, analysis, and administration of activities related to Corporate Central's financial data and accounting systems. He also performs efficient, timely, and accurate reconciliation of accounts, payment processing, and data entry.

His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Accounting. In 2016, he joined The Wisconsin Credit Union League's (WCUL) Young Professionals program.

Outside of accounting, he loves to work out, play golf, and eat pizza!

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 accounting functions including timely and accurate postings to member accounts. She also provides reports and financial statements to the Board and Senior Leadership team.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Linda worked for a full-service, natural-person, community credit union with two branches in the Milwaukee area for 17+ years. She spent her first seven years as a Lead Accountant. The last nine years, in addition to leading the accounting department, she served as the Executive Vice President. Linda has 25+ years of experience within the credit union industry. Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Accounting.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys going to craft fairs and spending as much time as possible visiting family in Door County, WI.

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 which lead her to be promoted to the Vice President Accounting in October 2008. Cherie oversees the Accounting department, directs and leads the development and implementation of new techniques, and accurately communicates federal, state, and local regulatory reporting.

Cherie holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Inc. She also has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Ottawa University in Brookfield, WI.

In her free time, Cherie enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Kaylee Stefanski

Kaylee joined Corporate Central as a Staff Accountant/Analyst in March 2020. Her responsibilities include providing accurate and proficient review, analysis, and administration of activities related to the organization’s financial data and accounting systems. Performing efficient, timely, and accurate reconciliation of accounts, payment processing, data entry, and accounts monitoring functions; and providing backup support within the department and serving as a resource for member services.

Kaylee graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Business. She has 10 years of experience in finance, with most of her time spent in accounts receivable at manufacturing companies. Her most recent experience was in a supply chain analytical role.

Outside of accounting, Kaylee loves to travel, listen to country music, go to concerts, and watch Disney movies. Additionally, she has a dog named Riley, who she describes as, "the cutest thing ever."

Business Development / Marketing

Chris Geisler

Chris joined Corporate Central in October 2017 as a Business Development Manager. In December 2018, he was promoted to Director Business Development. Chris focuses on the financial climate and needs of members and future members. He co-leads all aspects of sales and business development among sales staff through development of strategies and support materials. Chris also focuses on building relationships with credit unions in the Michigan and Indiana markets.

Chris has 19 years of experience in retail banking management, most recently as a Branch Manager of a natural-person credit union. Chris uses 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-Ann Arbor, with a bachelor's degree in Economics.

When he is not working, Chris enjoys golfing, bowling, going to concerts, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Brittany Jordan

Brittany started her career at Corporate Central in March 2018 as a Digital Marketing Specialist. In September 2019, she was promoted to Director Digital Marketing. Brittany manages all aspects of Corporate Central's digital marketing efforts, which includes the expansion of Corporate Central’s digital brand through website enhancements, search engine optimization, and analytics. She also assists with employee onboarding and internal training and development. 

In October 2018, Brittany assumed the duties of the organization's Philanthropy Officer. As the Philanthropy Officer, Brittany builds and strengthens member relationships, helps to advance the credit union movement, and collaborates with members on volunteer opportunities and philanthropic events. She serves as the liaison between Corporate Central and non-profit organizations to plan drives, donations, and other volunteer events. Brittany also co-leads Corporate Central's internal Emerging Leaders initiatives.

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 in Menomonie, WI with two bachelor's 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 and Marketing. Brittany is also a part of The Wisconsin Credit Union League's (WCUL) Young Professionals program.

Outside of the digital world, Brittany loves volunteering, especially with Special Olympics Wisconsin, and is passionate about ADA and WCAG (2.0 and 2.1) compliance. On the weekends, you can find her tattooing or piercing in Madison, WI. She also enjoys traveling to music festivals and EDM concerts and has seen 250+ DJs/producers so far!

Mark Sowinski

Mark joined Corporate Central in November 2018 as an Executive Account Manager. His primary duties are to proactively develop strong relationships with Corporate Central’s members and grow InterLutions’ I-Care solution.

Sowinski dedicated 41 years of his career in financial services to U.S. Bank National Association. He spent 18 years in general bank operations from 1977 to 1995. During that time, Mark managed the ACH department, retail and wholesale remittance processing, data entry, Elan payroll ops services, mail room processing, wire transfer, collateral and loan operations, demand deposit, account reconciliation, check processing (day one and day two operations), float management, and adjustments.

After leaving bank operations in May 1995, Mark joined the correspondent banking division as a Check Collection and Treasury Management Sales Representative, calling upon financial institutions of all sizes across the United States, serving as an extension of the overall business development and relationship team.

Mark married his wife, Diane, in 1987. They reside in the Bay View area of Milwaukee, WI, his hometown, where they raised three, now adult, children. He enjoys traveling, golfing, reading, woodworking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

Orianna Valentine

Orianna joined Corporate Central in August 2019 as a part-time Email Marketing Coordinator Intern. In January 2020, Orianna became a full time Marketing Communications Coordinator. Orianna assists with Corporate Central and CUSO email marketing to help communicate with credit union members across the nation. Her main duties are to develop strategic Corporate Central and CUSO email marketing campaigns, to enhance our social media presence, and and assist with the research and content creation.

Orianna comes to us with a unique, creative background in arts and education. She has two degrees, both from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to earning her marketing degree, she was a public-school art teacher in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District where she had the pleasure of encouraging thousands of students to reach their creative potential.

In her spare time, Orianna continues to be an active supporter of the arts and community in Milwaukee. She enjoys painting, drawing, DIY home projects, gallery nights, local theater, small concerts, and events that raise arts awareness. She loves to plan new travel adventures, especially to visit far-flung family and friends.

Mark Volz, CUDE

Mark joined the Corporate Central team in April 2018 as a Relationship Development Officer. His main focus is to strengthen our existing relationships with credit unions in Wisconsin.

He comes to Corporate Central with seven years of experience in the banking industry, with the most recent two as a full-service credit union business lending manager. He is excited to use his industry background to help our members become wildly successful by finding new and innovative ways to help find solutions to credit union's issues.

Mark graduated with a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is very involved in advancing the credit union movement by helping with the Cream City Chapter. In November 2018, Mark became a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) through the National Credit Union Foundation. He is currently on year two of Filene's i3 innovation program.

Mark serves on a few committees for his local Habitat for Humanity chapter. He also enjoys helping out with the Wisconsin Cystic Fibrosis chapter, where he was nominated as one of Milwaukee's Finest Young Professionals in 2016 and 2019 Advocate of the Year. When he is not working or volunteering, Mark enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Mark also enjoys attending Brewers, Bucks, Packers, and Wisconsin Badger games, golfing, and seeing live music.

Justin Weber, CCUFC, CUCE, CWCUL

Justin joined the Corporate Central team in April 2018 as a Business Development Manager in the Iowa and Illinois region. He works with current and future members in the territory to foster and grow new relationships, in addition to promoting credit union growth overall. 

Justin has been in the financial industry since 2011, working with both banks and credit unions as a Financial Advisor. He has two bachelor's degrees from the University of Northern Iowa, in Finance and Real Estate, as well as a master's degree in Finance, with a concentration in Financial Analysis. Justin is a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC), a Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE), a Certified Wisconsin Credit Union Leader (CWCUL), and has more than five years of investment experience. 

Justin enjoys all sports, spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, 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. In March 2021, Julie's title adapted to Director Professional Development & Communications to better reflect her roles and responsibilities. Her primary responsibilities include writing and implementing effective communication strategies to effectively meet Corporate Central’s business development and 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 earned her bachelor's degree in Communication Arts from UW-Madison. She has past experience working for a natural person credit union and also as a financial aid manager. Outside of work, Julie enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and being a mama to her sweet little girl, Mazzy.


Frederick L. Blask, NCRM

Frederick'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. Frederick 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.

In October 2017, Frederick was promoted to Vice President Risk Strategy & Execution. His duty is to ensure that Corporate Central is compliant. He is in charge of enterprise risk management, coordinating audits and exams, business continuity planning, incident respondence, strategic initiatives, our third-party oversight program, and BSA, AML, and OFAC compliance. Fred is also a NAFCU Certified Risk Manager (NCRM). In December 2020, Frederick's job description was updated and reflected a title change of Vice President Governance Risk & Compliance.

Frederick has two daughters, who keep him both young at heart and balding on top. When he is not working, Frederick enjoys spending time with family, reading comic books, playing and watching sports, and seeing live music.

Laurie Dellevar, BSACS, NCBSO

Laurie joined Corporate Central in April 2006 as a Member Service Representative and moved into the role of Compliance Analyst in February 2016. She is responsible for transaction monitoring for BSA/AML, audit transactions, FINCEN Reporting for SARs and 314(a), verification and OFAC checking, updating our OFAC and sanctions information, and completing due diligence requests from credit unions.

Laurie has been working in the credit union industry for over 30 years. Prior to joining Corporate Central she was an accountant and computer operator for a full-service credit union in Milwaukee. She is also a Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS), certified through CUNA, and a NAFCU Certified Bank Secrecy Officer (NCBSO).

Laurie attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received a bachelor's degree in Marketing, with a minor in Accounting. In her free time, Laurie loves hiking, camping, and visiting national parks and wilderness areas. She also enjoys crafting, and reading historical fiction or adventure novels.

Human Resources

Will Valadez

Will joined our team in June 2018 as an Accounting Assistant. In May 2019, Will extended his role to Accounting and Compensation Coordinator. After pursuing his degree in Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Will was promoted to Human Resources Generalist. His duties include overseeing day-to-day operations and administration of human resources policies, procedures and programs; providing support on various human resources functions, including recruiting, new hire onboarding/orientation, performance management, and compensation and benefits; and administering Corporate Central's payroll and time and attendance system.

Will brings previous experience as an Accounting Specialist 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. 

Outside the accounting world, Will enjoys playing disc golf, biking, rooting for the Packers and Bucks, watching Netflix originals, and is a collector of new experiences.

Michele Vukovic

Michele joined Corporate Central in April 2005, as a Human Resources Manager. She works diligently to provide oversight and support for the workforce needs of the organization.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Michele worked as a Customer Service Office Supervisor, a Paralegal, an Executive Assistant, and an HR Assistant. Michele holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations, and a master's degree in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also obtained a graduate certificate in Mediation and Negotiation from UW-Milwaukee.

Michele 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. In her free time, she pursues a permanent 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Information Technology

Khachutar Arutyunyan

Khachutar joined Corporate Central in March 2021 as a Software Engineer. He is responsible for creating, coding, testing, debuging, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex applications to meet business requirements, and designing and developing business intelligence systems and database systems. He is also responsible for designing and maintaining front-end user interfaces and providing support to end users to identify complex problems, recommending appropriate resolutions.

Khachutar brings over five years of IT experience in software engineering. He started his career as a game developer and switched to front-end software engineering working in startups. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the New York City College of Technology, majoring in Computer Information Systems.

Outside of work, Khachutar enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He loves watching and playing basketball, riding bicycles and electric scooters, and playing video games.

Jevon Cliffgard

Jevon joined Corporate Central in December 2019 as a Systems Developer. His primary duties are to deliver business process improvements and automation by managing, analyzing, designing, developing, and integrating efficient business intelligence and database systems, appropriate for the business environment.

Jevon brings over 20 years of IT experience in many areas including software engineering, systems administration, data analytics, business analysis, and project management. He has worked to design and deliver solutions in desktop, web, and integration service platforms utilizing many technology stacks.

Jevon has a bachelor’s degree from the Univsersity of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Management Computer Systems. In 2012, he earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Jevon enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, and sons, Hunter and Zach. He is an active volunteer in coaching his children’s sports, but also loves spending time outdoors, fishing, playing board games, and playing video games.

Kyle Gutierrez

Kyle joined Corporate Central as an Information Technology Technician in November 2015. In October 2019, he was promoted to Associate Systems Engineer. Kyle provides primary support for both internal and external employees for hardware, software, and security management applications. He also performs management, maintenance, and upgrades to all of Corporate Central's information technology systems.

In previous positions, he has worked in hardware support, performing computer repairs, and in procurement, maintaining regular computer order requests and managing computer life cycles.

Kyle has an associate's degree in Information Technology - Networking from Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, WI and a bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).

Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin joined Corporate Central in April 2020 as a Senior Software Engineer. In this role, Kevin delivers business process improvements and automation to better assist internal operational needs. He is responsible for designing, developing, and integrating efficient business intelligence and database systems and front-end user interfaces.

Kevin brings over 30 years and a wide-breadth of experience across many industries in software design and development (including desktop, web applications, server applications, and embedded software in devices ranging from cable TV converters to a giant semiconductor mask printing machine). For the ten years before he arrived at Corporate Central, he worked in the railroad industry on Positive Train Control, a federal government mandate that required computers onboard locomotives, at trackside, and in the railroad dispatch centers to prevent train accidents. Kevin also worked for several years in a company he founded that delivered business applications to diverse firms such as mortgage companies, property management companies, and construction firms. He founded J.L. McKay Corporation which delivered credit card processing terminals and back-end processing to banks and credit unions large and small. His firm was the first third party processor of American Express credit card transactions. Kevin attended Cal Poly University in Pomona, CA, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration.

In 2019, Kevin fell in a restaurant (proving that going to lunch is more dangerous than we might think). His injuries have left him temporarily disabled and needing to use a wheelchair. As a result, Kevin works for Corporate Central from his home in a suburb of Dallas, TX and receives physical therapy several times a week. He is hopeful that he will be able to walk again this year.

Kevin is a licensed pilot with twin engine aircraft and helicopter ratings, an avid sailor, and loves spending time with and training dogs for a sport called "agility." He also loves spending time with his fiancé, Lisa, and her daughter, Licity.

Ryan McMillan

Ryan McMillan joined Corporate Central in November of 2017 as a Senior Systems Engineer. He holds a dual role with Corporate Central's technology CUSO, Emergifi, as Director of Technology Solutions. Ryan manages and monitors all IT systems and infrastructure; recommends, installs, configures, tests and maintains operating systems, application software and system management tools, both on premise and in the cloud; and monitors and tests application performance for potential bottlenecks, identifying possible solutions, and working with developers and vendors to implement those fixes. Additionally, he is responsible for maintaining security, backup, and business continuity strategies and providing technical direction to IT support staff.

He is a seasoned technology industry leader with deep technical knowledge of designing, managing, and maintaining complex IT infrastructures including cloud-based servers and applications. He leverages previous experience as a Network Administrator, an Associate Network Engineer, a Network Engineer, and a Manager of Information Technology in multiple industries — including academia, healthcare, and SMB — to drive positive outcomes while lowering costs and increasing customer defined success.

Ryan holds a Network Specialist associate's degree from Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, WI. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), a Google Certified Educator (GCE), and a Sophos Certified Engineer (SCE). Additionally, Ryan has CompTIA certifications in Network+ and Security+.

In his free time, Ryan coaches youth baseball and enjoys spending time with his family.

Brian Nowak

Brian joined Corporate Central in December 2018 as the Information Technology Director. He is responsible for leading the advancement of Corporate Central’s information technology operations. Brian has a strong focus on consistent and reliable delivery of all services to ensure that information technology can be a strategic differentiator within the organization.

Brian is also the Director of Business and Service Automation for Emergifi. In this role, Brian is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the business process and service delivery automation. He is focused on the efficient and consistent delivery of services to our members.

Brian has been in the technology industry for 20+ years. Most recently, he was the Director of Information Technology for an IT services company. He was responsible for approximately 40 staff who delivered hosting services out of two data centers within Wisconsin, as well as, managed services to over 130 clients. He has been an individual contributor and leader of IT help desks, data centers, and managed services.

While not in the office, Brian likes to spend time with his wife, Amy, and their two children.

Jeff Phromkharanourak

Jeff joined Corporate Central as an Associate Systems Engineer in November 2019. Jeff leverages technology to improve the financial wellness of our members. He is responsible for installing, migrating, and supporting services for cloud solutions. Additionally, he identifies business and technical requirements to provide recommendations for solutions that will address member needs.

Jeff’s background in information technology originated at a local law firm supporting their help desk. Prior to that, he migrated to support stock trading, environmental renewal of onsite computers and mobile devices. His experiences range from hardware support, computer repairs in procurement, and managing computer life cycles.

Jeff has an associate’s degree in Information Technology – Networking from Milwaukee Area Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Technology from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

When he is not in the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Brian Stefanski

Brian joined Corporate Central in June of 2017 as a Software Engineer. He designs and develops software solutions for Corporate Central and our technology CUSO, Emergifi.

Brian holds a degree in Computer Science and he brings 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.

Kent Tushaus

Kent joined Corporate Central in October 2018 as a Senior Software Engineer. In this role, Kent delivers business process improvements and automation to better assist internal operational needs. He is responsible for designing, developing, and integrating efficient business intelligence and database systems and front-end user interfaces.

Kent brings 30+ years and a wide-breadth of experience across many industries in software design and development (including desktop, web applications and office automation), database administration and management, data integration, and data analysis and reporting. He received a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee along with a minor in Marketing.

In his free time, Kent loves spending time with his wife, Stacey, and their children Josiah, Aliyah, and Moriah. He is a very active parent attending all of his children's activities and festivities. He also enjoys reading, bicycling, gardening, camping, Eurogames, and strategic video games.

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.


Michael Baumann

Michael joined Corporate Central in November 2019 as a part-time Member Services Representative. In March 2020, he became a full-time staff member. In July 2020, Michael transitioned to the Investments department to take on a new role as Investment Assistant. He is responsible for the review, analysis, and administration of activities related to Corporate Central’s financial products and services. Additionally, Michael monitors, reports, and compiles data for economic, market, sector, and counterparty research and due diligence efforts.

Michael has prior credit union experience, working for Park City Credit Union as a Youth Apprentice and serving three internships with the credit union throughout his college career. Additionally, he has former experience with a computer software company.

Michael graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in finance, insurance, and real estate. Michael also has a minor in Economics and is continuing his education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for a master’s degree with a financial concentration.

Outside of work, Michael enjoys watching sports he formerly enjoyed playing including hockey, soccer, football, and baseball. His favorite professional teams are the Minnesota Wild, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. In his free time, he enjoys bear, deer, and turkey hunting, as well as fishing for walleye and bluegill. In the summer, you can find him relaxing at his family’s permanent campsite in Minocqua, WI.

Wade Cooper

Wade joined Corporate Central as a Financial Strategist in April 2019. His primary role is to help credit unions optimize and build a balance sheet that maximizes performance and allows them to better serve their members. Wade helps members learn about what their balance sheet needs from an ALM, risk, liquidity, and investment perspective. Once we determine those needs, he can assist credit unions with using the tools that they need to build an optimal balance sheet.

From 2015 to 2019, Wade served as the Supervisor of the Credit Union Section for the state of Illinois. At the time of his departure, there were 191 state-chartered credit unions with approximately $39 billion assets. He led an exam team of 14 examiners and three office staff. As a regulator, Wade made decisions regarding field of membership expansions, mergers, lending limit increases, disciplinary matters, legislation, and rule-making. He led the team to obtain accreditation from NASCUS for the first time. Additionally, Wade spearheaded a pilot program for an indirect investment pool which eventually became a permissible investment.

Wade brings varied experience in government and finance. From 2001 to 2007, Wade worked for the Illinois State Treasurer, Judy Baar Topinka, in the Illinois Funds which is an investment pool for public entities. In 2008, he joined the $70 million Prairie Trail Credit Union (PTCU) in Joliet, IL. PTCU would merge with the $210 million, privately insured, Argonne Credit Union, which would eventually be known as Abri Credit Union in Romeoville, IL. Following Abri, and before becoming a regulator, Wade obtained his Series 7 and Series 66 and became a financial advisor for two and half years.

Wade has a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA, and a master's degree from Governors State University in University Park, IL.

*Advisory Services offered through Investment Advisors, a division of ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. 

**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. Registered in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

John F. Hickey, CCUIP, CWCUL

John started his career at Corporate Central in July 2007 as an Investments Officer. In January 2014, he was promoted to Vice President Investments. John directs daily functions related to member loan operations and asset liability management (ALM). He 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. 

Prior to joining Corporate Central, John was a 10-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. 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, and Six Sigma Green Belt certification. In 2018, John participated in The Wisconsin Credit Union League’s Leadership Program and earned the designation for Certified Wisconsin Credit Union Leader (CWCUL).

John received a bachelor's degree from UW-Madison. He is also a retired semi-professional rugby player.

*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 30+ 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.

*Advisory Services offered through Investment Advisors, a division of ProEquities, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. 

**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. Registered in Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Adam Stone

Adam rejoined Corporate Central as Vice President ALM & Investments in May 2020. His primary responsibilities include managing investment accounting, consulting, and ALM programs for member credit unions. He is responsible for supervising and performing analysis on member credit unions; performing economic, market, and sector analysis; supporting the sale of investment and loan products to member credit unions as necessary; and supporting monthly reporting for the board of directors and Asset Liability Committee (ALCO). Adam also performs functions related to member security safekeeping; and aids the investments staff as needed.

Adam has over 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. He spent eight years as an Investment Analyst and Senior Investment Analyst for Corporate Central. Then he moved to New York City where he spent six years as a consultant and manager for a large audit and advisory firm specializing in treasury and liquidity risk management for large, global financial institutions. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from UW-Madison.

Chad Ullenberg, CCUIP

Chad joined Corporate Central in October 2016 as an Investment Analyst. In January 2021, Chad was promoted to a Senior Investment Analyst. In this role, Chad provides his analytical expertise while taking lead on enhancing our analytics and risk management tools, processes, and reporting.

He has pursued and earned the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program certificate, which is a comprehensive global education program that provides a clear understanding of investment industry essentials and sets a new standard of industry knowledge and ethical awareness. Chad has also achieved the Certified Credit Union Investments Professional (CCUIP) designation and has spent many additional hours studying materials related to finance, investments, treasury, risk management, and analytical tools.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Chad was a Fund Administrator for U.S. Bank Fund Services in Milwaukee, WI. His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Member Services

Shannon Cate

Shannon started her adventure at Corporate Central in September 2014 as a Member Services Representative. In December 2019, Shannon was promoted to Member Services Specialist. Her primary duties are to service and support processes for Corporate Central's Corporate Cash program and assist with partner programs and implementations in the Member Services area.

"I get to talk to our members on a daily basis and really help them with their day to day lives. I like to think that I truly make a difference every day," she says.

Before joining Corporate Central, Shannon held a Teller II position at a full-service credit union for five years. She also holds an associate's degree in Business.

Outside of Corporate Central, she loves to spend time at home with her husband, daughter, and cat.

Karen Christie

Karen started her career at Corporate Central in June 1987 as a part-time Account Representative. She 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 the years — a Member Service Representative, Wire Transfer Operator, Wire Transfer Supervisor, Manager Member Services, and Assistant Vice President Member Services — 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!”

Outside of work, Karen enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and five grandkids.

Terri Drobka

Terri joined Corporate Central in January 2016 as a Member Services Representative. Terri is one of the first voices you will hear when calling Corporate Central, and is available to answer member questions, solve problems, and direct your call to other departments in a fast and friendly manner. When asked about her role, Terri says, “I love it!” Terri has 20+ years of experience working 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. Dawn supports the Member Services area as a front-line representative to our member credit unions. She assists with cash verification, cash letter posting, transfers, emailing incoming wires, and completing Ring Central forms.

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. 

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.

Sandy Garcia-Alvarez

Sandy began her career as a Member Services Representative at Corporate Central in January 2011. Her passion for helping others drives her to be the best she can be in this role. Sandy is readily available to help assist members with all aspects of their credit union.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Sandy was part of two full-service, community credit unions within the Milwaukee area. She spent 15+ years working with these two credit unions and held various roles including Teller, Head Teller, Accounting Assistant, and Loan Officer. In her 21+ years working within the credit union industry, Sandy has found great satisfaction in working with members to help them solve problems or to become more successful.

Outside of Corporate Central, Sandy loves spending time with her friends and family.

Sierra Randall

Sierra joined Corporate Central in October 2020 as a Member Services Representative. In her position, she is responsible for providing superior member service and assisting members with questions related to products and services. Additionally, Sierra will serve as a liaison between members and staff to facilitate proactive relationship development.

Sierra graduated from Rufus King High School and has worked towards her Liberal Arts Degree at MATC in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to joining Corporate Central she held a position as a Member Services Representative at Brewery Credit Union.

Outside of work, Sierra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, reading, and listening to music and seeing live bands.

Stephanie Schmidt, AAP, CWCUL

Stephanie started her career at Corporate Central in February 2015 as a Member Services Representative. In September 2016, she was promoted to a Member Services Specialist. The following year, in June 2017, Stephanie was promoted to Manager Member Services. In July 2020, Stephanie was promoted to Assistant Vice President Member Services. Stephanie directs and provides operational support of Corporate Central’s products and services (including ACH, Federal Reserve Bank online account access, and transactional operations) to facilitate excellent member service. She oversees and ensures alignment of department processes and procedures with relevant regulations and industry best practices, while managing, mentoring, and developing Member Services staff. She also conducts departmental business continuity planning, enhances procedures and processes, ensures policy adherence, and provides analysis and recommendations regarding departmental risk.

Stephanie brings over a decade of full-service credit union experience to Corporate Central. She started her career in the credit union industry as a Teller, worked her way up to a Loan Officer, and then to a Lead Member Service Representative. Stephanie is an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP). In 2018, Stephanie participated in The Wisconsin Credit Union League’s Leadership Program and earned the designation for Certified Wisconsin Credit Union Leader (CWCUL). She is also a part of The Wisconsin Credit Union League's (WCUL) Young Professionals program.

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.

Carolyn Vraney

Carolyn joined Corporate Central as a Member Services Representative in September 2020. In this position, Carolyn will respond to members’ needs for issue identification, problem resolution, and delivery of products and services. She will serve as a liaison between members and other departments to facilitate proactive relationship development, and she will perform specified member services team functions.

Carolyn earned her associate’s degree in Accounting from MATC in Milwaukee, WI and she has five years of experience working in the banking industry.

Outside of work, Carolyn enjoys biking, watching sports, broadway shows, and being home with her dog.

Malisha Yang

Malisha rejoined Corporate Central as a Member Service Representative in June 2017. She has several years of experience helping credit unions through her amazing member service skills. Malisha is responsible for FedLine Wires, ACH, cash orders, research request, and is readily available to assist with other member requests.

Malisha is a part of The Wisconsin Credit Union League's (WCUL) Young Professionals program.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her amazing son, Jakobe.


Dawn Beyer

Dawn has been with Corporate Central since January 1998, serving as a Member Representative, Administrative Secretary, and Executive Assistant before becoming the Administration Manager in March 2014.

Prior to joining Corporate Central, Dawn worked in retail management. In her current role as Administration Manager, Dawn serves as the Membership Officer, and provides executive support on all matters pertaining to the office of the President/CEO. She also serves as the primary point of contact for Corporate Central Credit Union’s Board of Directors and various Board Committees. Her position also provides support services to top-level management and encompasses organizational and administrative functions.

As enthusiastic as Dawn is in her career, she equally enjoys quiet time at home with family and friends. Her hobbies and interests include crafting, gardening, painting, party planning, scrapbooking, and watching football. She is passionate about cooking and baking, as they are her favorite form of creative art. Dawn loves inspiring her inner chef with new recipes and presenting them like an artist.

Ramona Verburgt

Ramona was excited to start the next chapter of her career here at Corporate Central in April 2017 as an Office Assistant and was promoted to an Accounting and Office Assistant in March 2018.

Ramona provides general office and clerical support for the accounting and operations departments. Prior to her role with Corporate Central, Ramona worked for a local distributor for 40 years, in multiple positions, until the company closed.

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. A fun fact about Ramona is that her father served in the Army for 21 years, and because of this, she had the fantastic opportunity to live in multiple states, as well as Germany.

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