INDIANAPOLIS (1/10/08)--Twenty credit union professionals from 17 Indiana credit unions were selected to participate in ignite working groups. The first meeting is scheduled for Jan. 30. The ignite initiative is a joint venture with the Indiana Credit Union League and three Indiana credit union representatives associated with Filene Research Institute’s i3 program. The individuals are: Doug True, senior vice president of Technovation, FORUM CU, Indianapolis; Bob Falk, president/COO, Purdue EFCU, Lafayette; and Nan Morrow, vice president of corporate development, Centra CU, Columbus. The groups will create new ideas and implement existing ideas presented by the i3 group. The league will host education sessions open to all affiliates on topics such as innovation and creative thinking. Members of the working groups include:
* Kevin Sparks, vice president/chief financial officer, Crane FCU, Odon; * Jan Chronic, senior vice president of marketing, Eli Lilly FCU, Indianapolis; * Joe Hasto, chief financial officer, Eli Lilly FCU; * Tony Meier, associate vice president/business development officer, Evansville Teachers FCU, Evansville; * Michael Hostetler, marketing coordinator, Finance Center FCU, Indianapolis; * Blake Dearing, mortgage sales manager, FORUM CU, Indianapolis; * Debby Blake, manager, Contact Center, FORUM CU; * Tim Lukomski, chief financial officer, vice president of support services, Heritage FCU, Lafayette; * Charles King, corporate attorney, Hoosier Hills CU, Bedford; * Marie "Sam" Shanks, executive vice president, Indiana State University FCU, Terre Haute; * Brian Wilkerson, vice president/chief operating officer, KEMBA CU, Indianapolis; * Michelle Peterson, marketing manager, Marion School ECU, Marion; * Carolyn Probasco, manager/CEO, Members United FCU, La Porte; * Lora Davison, chief financial officer, Northern Indiana FCU, Merrillville; * Gary Icenogle, vice president of marketing and business development, NorthPark Community CU, Indianapolis; * Evelyn Royer, vice president of risk management/support services, Purdue EFCU; * Kevin Kosek, director, business development, Regional FCU, Hammond; * Becky Summers, vice president, Teachers CU, South Bend; * Chad Gramling, product manager, Three Rivers FCU, Fort Wayne; and * Jim Johnson, vice president, member services, Three Rivers FCU.