22 selected for 2021 CUlead class

Published 1.7.21

Now in it's seventh year, CUlead is a one-year, interactive program for Kansas and Missouri credit union staff who possess leadership potential and are ready to further develop their skills.

As many credit union executives approach retirement age, credit unions know they need key staff to step up and fill top-level roles. Our CUlead program prepares these employees. In addition, graduates have made valuable connections with their peers.

  • Abram Allen, Mazuma Credit Union, Overland Park, KS
  • Kim Bahre, Quantum Credit Union, Wichita, KS
  • Kimberly Becker, Meritrust Credit Union, Wichita, KS
  • Roya Cox, Columbia Credit Union, Columbia, MO
  • Alyssa Farber, United Northwest Federal Credit Union, Norton, KS
  • Julio Gonzalez, Mid American Credit Union, Wichita, KS
  • Marlee Haig, Mainstreet Credit Union, Lenexa, KS
  • Katie Hoffman, Envista Credit Union, Topeka, KS
  • Lori Hudson, West Community Credit Union, Springfield, MO
  • Jim Hull, Sunflower Community Federal Credit Union, Marysville, KS
  • Brian Isham, Credit Union of America, Wichita, KS
  • Robert Jewett, Millennium Corporate Credit Union, Wichita, KS
  • Kaylee Johnston, Truity Credit Union, Bartlesville, OK
  • Shannon Lauber, Credit Union of America, Wichita, KS
  • Joshua Lyday, United Consumers Credit Union, Independence, MO
  • Amy Marsh, Mid American Credit Union, Wichita, KS
  • Jeffrey Miller, Riverways Federal Credit Union, Rolla, MO
  • Caroline Richardson, Volt Credit Union, Springfield, MO
  • Shawn Riley, Heartland Credit Union, Hutchinson, KS
  • Heather Russell Wichita Federal Credit Union, Wichita, KS
  • Cristil Singers, Mazuma Credit Union, Overland Park, KS
  • David Stevens, Azura Credit Union, Topeka, KS



These 22 CUleaders will meet six times during the year to learn everything from credit union, philosophy, advocacy and communication skills to regulator insights, financial analysis and strategic planning. Each session includes two intensive days of learning from experts, bonding with each other, and self-reflection. Sessions are being offered in-person and virtually. For in-person attendees, safety precautions are in place.

“The primary purpose of our CUlead program is to build leaders, but we keep hearing about the connections and relationships formed between the class members," said Clint Armistead, director of training & events and CUlead coordinator. “Even years later, graduates of the program keep in touch."

The first session is January 19-20, 2021.

Questions? Contact Clint Armistead, 913.297.2473.