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Fuel your passion for credit unions through Cornerstone Councils

Posted: Feb 7, 2024 | Author: Cornerstone League
Cornerstone Councils 

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Cornerstone’s Council Program is growing! More than 1,000 credit union staff and volunteers from the region are members of one or more Cornerstone Councils. With the launch of the Fraud Council in November 2023, we now offer 11 councils for staff and volunteers—all free for anyone to join.

Fun Fact: Cornerstone Council members posted nearly 1,000 messages in our online Connect community. Of those 1,000 messages, more than 300 were new conversations. That’s practically a new post every day in 2023.

Council involvement can build professional connections, elevate leadership experiences, and ignite dynamic peer engagement, no matter where you are in your career journey.


Welcome new executive committee members

A big shoutout to our newest executive committee members. These superstars will help guide the direction of the Council Program and curate educational and training opportunities to fit the needs of their respective councils.

Accounting & Finance Council

  • Pam Garrett, Diamond Lakes FCU
  • Jessica Royce, Arsenal CU
  • Alex Zimmerman, Frontier Community CU

Fraud Council

  • Clay Dickerson, Natural State FCU
  • Lisa Ellison, Electro Savings CU
  • John Hopkins, Vantage CU
  • Tamara Johnson, Brazos Valley Schools CU
  • Andrea Lawrence, Mid American CU
  • Annette Leeth, True Sky FCU
  • Nicole Ponteri, TTCU FCU
  • Brenda Ritchie, UNIFY Financial CU
  • Christina Schmitt, Envista CU
  • Jeff Sullins, Weokie FCU

Human Resources & Training Council

  • Ashley Esquibel, Envista CU

Technology Council

  • Steve Mooney, Truity CU


We Need Your Help!

Apply now to serve on a council executive committee, and you’ll help shape the Cornerstone Council Program. We are looking for motivated credit union champions to serve as executive committee members. This is a great way for any level of experience—from newbies to pros—to stay involved in the credit union industry.

We have executive committee member openings in the following councils:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Diversity & Belonging
  • Human Resources & Training
  • Payments & Operations
  • Technology
  • Volunteers

Interested in serving as an executive committee member? Contact Sarah Bowman for details.



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