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Kundert Elected Filene Board Chairman
MADISON, Wis. (3/25/13)--The Filene Research Institute board of directors elected Paul Kundert, president/CEO of UW CU, Madison, Wis., as its new chairman during its quarterly board meeting.

Kundert replaces Pat Smith, president/CEO of  Unitus Community CU in Portland, Ore., who served as chairman for the last three years and remains on the board as a director. 

Kundert previously served as vice-chair on the Filene board. Prior to joining UW CU, he was president and chief operating officer of Think CU (formerly IBM MidAmerica, and now chartered as Think Mutual Bank of Rochester, Minn.). Kundert has previously served on the board of the Wisconsin Credit Union League, the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation and the Filene Research Council.

Filene board officers include Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president/CEO of Travis CU, Vacaville, Calif., as the newly elected vice-chair; Bill Cheney, president/CEO of Credit Union National Association as treasurer; and Brett Thompson, president/CEO of The Wisconsin Credit Union League, Pewaukee, Wis., as secretary. 

Jan Roche, president/CEO of State Employees FCU, Alexandria, Va., was re-elected to a second three-year term as director.  She joins Smith and Jeff Post, president/CEO of CUNA Mutual Group, as at-large board members.
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