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Council Mission

Councils promote synergy among all Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska credit unions as the regional, primary source for uniting and energizing individuals and credit unions by sharing best practices, education and resources. 

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Why Join?

  • Networking: Share ideas and learn from other credit union staff through a listserve, conference calls and education opportunities. Conference calls and listserve are for Council members only.  
  • Resources: One stop shop for credit union specific information.
  • Education: A great place to learn through webinars, lunch and learn events, seminars and other opportunities specific to Council members. 
  • Leadership Opportunities: Each Council is run by credit union leaders and any Council member is eligible to hold a leadership position. In addition, each council is assigned an HCUA staff person to serve as a Council liaison to support the Council. 



Council membership is available to employees or volunteers of affiliated Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska credit unions or their CUSOs.

  • CUnext: for those interested in professional development. Perfect for young professionals (and the young at heart).
  • Collections Council: for those responsible for collections at your credit union.
  • Compliance Council: for those responsible for compliance issues at your credit union.
  • HR/Training: for those responsible for credit union staffing, policy, training and employment-related issues.
  • Innovation: for those responsible for the technologies at their credit union.
  • Lending: for those who manage or facilitate the lending process.
  • Marketing: for those responsible for the marketing function at their your credit union.

Council Association Liaisons

Each Council has an Association liaison to serve as a resource between the Councils and the Association.

Collections Council liaison:
Tim Loveless, 800.392.3074 x1372

Compliance Council liaison:
Lisa Althoff-Simmons, 800.392.3074 x1385
Sarah Easley, 800.392.3074, x1383

CUnext Young Professionals Council liaisons:
Bridget Bowles, 800.392.3074, x1397
Nora Revie, 800.392.3074, x1349

HR/Training Council liaisons:
Angela Wiggins, 800.392.3074, x1341

Innovation Council liaisons:
Ryan Dold,  800.392.3074, x1315

Lending Council liaison:
Tana Hoffman, 800.392,3074, x1336

Marketing Council liaison:
Susan Dyer, 800.392.3074, x1362

Council Leadership

Each Council is led by leadership committee members whose duties include: 

  • Programming and content creation for Council events
  • Council leadership development
  • Communication to members, HCUA/NCUL boards and HCUA/NCUL liaisons
  • Act as a facilitator at meetings, make introductions at training sessions
  • Promote membership

Here a breakdown of leadership expectations, including specific examples. 


Interested in being a leadership committee member? 




Please contact your Council's HCUA liaison. Elections are held in November. New directors begin serving their terms January 1. In the event of a vacancy, the leadership committee will appoint a current council member to serve the remainder of the term.