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In this series, the National Credit Union Foundation’s Executive Director, Gigi Hyland, meets with leaders across the credit union movement to explore how we can improve financial well-being for all.

Episode 1: Erin Mendez, President/CEO, Patelco Credit Union

Discussions on keeping employees and board on-mission during challenging times.

Episode 2: Susanne Biro of Syntrina Leadership and Lisa Hayes of Through-the-Hayes

Susanne Biro, Master Coach & Co-Founder at Syntrina Leadership, and Lisa Hayes, Leadership Coach & Facilitator at Through-the-Hayes, discuss leadership.

Episode 3: Jonathan Walker, Executive Director for Elevate’s Center for the New Middle Class

Jonathan dives into research trends/insights around the non-prime consumer and how credit unions can help their members – both prime & non-prime.

Episode 4: Jennifer McHugh, VP of Community Engagement, Royal Credit Union 

Discussing their financial education program for incarcerated individuals and the impact of credit scores/reports, ways to pay down debt, identify predatory lending behaviors, and more.

Episode 5: Linda Fales, Community Development Officer, Suncoast Credit Union

Discussions on Suncoast’s employee resource center that provides assistance and items to employees in need.

Episode 6: Kemal Gasper, @Work Program Manager, VyStar Credit Union

Learn how VyStar’s @Work program helps underserved individuals set up checking accounts and direct deposit.

Episode 7: Mike Reuter, Executive Director of the Worldwide Foundation

Discussions on how to connect credit unions across the world to solve challenges they are facing.

Episode 8: Jeff Chen, VP of Product Management, Alkami Technology

How financial wellness can be embedded into digital banking to help both members and credit unions in the long run.

Episode 9: Justine Zinkin, CEO, Neighborhood Financial Trust Partners

Focusing on the impact of data on financial coaching.

Episode 10: Larry Middleman of CU Business Group and Mark Ritter of MBFS

Larry Middleman, President/CEO of CU Business Group, and Mark Ritter, CEO of MBFS, discuss how to advance member financial well-being through small business lending.

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