Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) is pleased to announce 8 Operations team promotions, further strengthening its organization.
“We’re excited to build upon our Operations team as we continue to position the credit for long-term growth,” said John Newett, President and CEO of IMCU. “Each will bring increased value to our team in their new roles as we continue to develop and deliver quality financial services to our members.”
John Schenk has been promoted to Vice President, Finance. Schenk has been with IMCU since 2020 as Vice President, Deposit Operations and brings 24 years of financial experience. Schenk will have an expanded role overseeing Treasury Services as well as Asset/Liability Management, and the Credit Union’s Investment Portfolio. Schenk is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Robin Binford has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Member Services. Binford has been with IMCU since 2017 where she was Director, Card Services and brings 30 years of financial services experience. In this role, Binford will oversee Card Operations, Digital Channels and Member Services.
Kellie Padgett has been promoted to Director of Member Services. Padgett has been with IMCU for 21 years in roles of Pool Teller, Assistant Teller Supervisor, Employee Development Specialist, and most recently as Member Service Manager. In this role, Padgett will oversee the Call Center and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs). Padgett is a graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Nichole Rowe has been promoted to Director, Employee Development. Rowe has been with IMCU for 10 years holding positions of Career Associate, Account Service Representative, Employee Development Specialist, Employee Development Coordinator and Manager. In this role, Rowe will oversee the Employee Development Department, as well as be responsible for evaluation, development and implementation of training programs, in addition to staff development and will continue to serve as an employee support resource.
Lori Blackwell has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management. Blackwell has been with IMCU since 2021 through the merger of Members Choice Federal Credit Union, where Blackwell served as President and CEO. This role will oversee Vendor Due Diligence, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity and other risk areas. Blackwell holds an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Vincennes University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the IU Kelley School of Business.
Kelly Gridley has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations. Gridley has been with IMCU for 9 years. Gridley previously held positions of Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management. In this new role, Gridley will oversee Deposit Operations, Plan Accounts, Items Processing and Fraud. Gridley holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the Kelley School of Business and an MBA in Applied Management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Stephanie Johnson has been promoted to Director of Compliance. Johnson has been with IMCU for 16 years in various roles including Teller, Assistant and Teller Supervisor, Employee Development Specialist, Account Service Representative and Compliance Manager. In this role, Johnson will oversee the Compliance and Risk Departments. Johnson holds the following certifications: CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) and NCCO (NAFCU Certified Compliance Officer), and has an Associate’s degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.
Candace Johnson has been promoted to Director of Mortgage Services. Johnson has been with IMCU for 7 years serving as Underwriter Manager, and brings 33 years of financial service experience. In this role, Johnson will manage Mortgage Underwriters for first mortgage and home equity teams, in addition to managing the Mortgage Administration team. Johnson holds a FHA Direct Endorsement underwriting designation, and a VA Underwriting and VA SAR certification.
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