Merger details available on member-only page

Published 7.26.22

Mergers are a big discussion and issue in the credit union world. Not just in Kansas and Missouri – but across the country.

"As we begin working with Cornerstone to explore the possibility of a merger, we want to make it clear that it is the prospect of combining two well-capitalized entities to create a larger regional league that moves us forward," said Lisa Althoff-Simmons, interim president/CEO. "The Heartland Credit Union Association brings strengths, value, and talented staff to the table – and Cornerstone’s strengths bring a good balance to HCUA. Our association is strategically focused on making sure this merger will enhance your membership value as we proceed with the due diligence process."  

A big part of that process is having face-to-face discussions about what this means for Kansas and Missouri credit unions and the association. The goals for these meetings is to answer questions and engage in thoughtful and meaningful conversations that will inform and help us better forge the path ahead.  

A record-breaking 50+ credit union leaders attended our CEO Summit earlier this week. This was the first opportunity for HCUA-member credit unions to hear from HCUA and Cornerstone leaders regarding the potential merger.

We are busy planning additional opportunities to learn more about the potential merger and ask questions, including a virtual town hall on August 25.

Stay informed at, which will be updated as new information about the HCUA-Cornerstone merger emerges. This page includes presentation slides, infographics, upcoming events, FAQs and more. It is only available to staff and volunteers of HCUA-member credit unions. You must have an HCUA website account to log in and access these materials.