19 professionals from 17 credit unions selected for 2022 CUlead class

Published 1.18.22

Since 2015, CUlead has prepared more than 150 credit union leaders in Kansas and Missouri for top-level roles. The program builds leadership skills and provides valuable connections for participants.

group of men and women smile at camera. this is the 2022 culead class.

Congratulations to the 2022 CUlead class: 

CUleaderJob titleCredit unionCityState
Andrew JimenezMember Finance OfficerGolden Plains Credit UnionGARDEN CITYKS
Austin HowellMember Support CoordinatorMeritrust Credit UnionWICHITAKS
Calli SandonBranch SupervisorKansas Teachers Community Credit UnionPITTSBURGKS
Chad KuesterDirector of Specialized LendingRiver Region Credit UnionJEFFERSON CTYMO
Chrissy RossowSolutions AnalystMazuma Credit UnionOVERLAND PARKKS
Cristina MauricioBranch ManagerHoly Rosary Credit UnionKANSAS CITYMO
Emily DusilBranch ManagerMid American Credit UnionWICHITAKS
Erika OberreitherTrainerElectro Savings Credit UnionSAINT LOUISMO
Jeffrey PicazoIn Store Branch Manager/MERCMainstreet Credit UnionLENEXAKS
Jessica WeiszMortgage Loan SpecialistCentral Missouri Community Credit UnionWARRENSBURGMO
Justin RaheAsst VP: Projects and ComplianceEmporia State Federal Credit UnionEMPORIAKS
Kinsey TurbivilleConsumer Loan Underwriterkstate Credit UnionMANHATTANKS
Kurtis ScottVice President of Digital ServicesAzura Credit UnionTopekaKS
Natalie RingRetail ManagerQuantum Credit UnionWICHITAKS
Nikki LaneSenior Operations AssociateTogether Credit UnionSAINT LOUISMO
Steven BeachumDirect Loan OfficerMid American Credit UnionWICHITAKS
Tonya LoperAVP of Branch OperationsCredit Union of AmericaWICHITAKS

The program meets every other month from January-October. Participants 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.

“While the focus of CUlead is to build leadership skills, it also builds relationships between participants which is just as valuable," said Clint Armistead, director of training & events and CUlead coordinator. "The small class size helps facilitate those connections and even years later, graduates of the program keep in touch."

The first session was January 18-19, 2022.

Questions? Contact Clint Armistead, 913.297.2473.