ST. LOUIS (4/30/12)--The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) has expanded its team of Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). Three MCUA staff members earned their CUDE designation last week, bringing MCUA's staff total to 13 CUDEs.
Kevin Brueseke, chief financial officer; Don Cohenour, chief membership officer and Mark Hohenstein, shared branching vice president, joined 37 credit union professionals from across the world for the Spring program in Madison, WI.
After completing development educator school in 2005, Kevin Shaw, MCUA Office of Small Credit Unions director, returned to the program to serve as a group mentor.
"MCUA is the most invested league in the country, and perhaps organization, in the country in our credit union movements premier philosophy training program and boot camp," said Mike Beall, president/CEO. "At MCUA, we believe that our commitment to our credit unions, and to the philosophy of our movement is made stronger by the CUDE designations earned by these professionals."
MCUA's commitment to the CUDE philosophy extends beyond internal staff to outside counsel and business partners including legal, strategic, corporate, foundation and website consultants.
"Each of these folks adds to the value of what MCUA brings to the table in our work with and on behalf of credit unions," said Beall.