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Megan Coffin

Megan Coffin started at Community 1st as a part-time teller in 2008. She quickly realized that the credit union was exactly where she was meant to be. The philosophy of ‘people helping people’ was one that resonated deep in her heart, and she has held it in high regard ever since. Megan loves helping members find the accounts and products that work best for them, especially when they have previously had difficulty finding a financial partner who truly exists to help them. Working for C1st has allowed her to build close relationships with her amazing co-workers and the members in her local community.

 

Megan lives in Birmingham with her husband Josh, her son Logan, and their mini Australian shepherd, Margot. She enjoys spending quality time with my family and friends. One of her favorite things to do is travel; however, she has never flown as they always drive. Megan also loves to read. She is a big fan of movies and television shows and loves a good weekend of binge watching.

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Mike Dosen

Mike Dosen is the Collections Manager with North Star Community Credit Union in Cherokee. He has been with the credit union for a year and a half. Mike has been in the banking and finance industry since he graduated from Iowa State University in 2007 with a degree in Business Management. In his position with North Star, Mike enjoys helping members through difficult financial times and getting them back on course to achieve their financial goals. Mike is also passionate about the credit union difference.

 

Mike resides in Cherokee with his wife, Sara, and three children, Jolyn (5), Will (3), and Kiley (1). In his free time, Mike enjoys cheering on the Minnesota professional sports teams, spending time with his family, and golfing when he has a chance. Mike is also involved in the Cherokee School District Mentoring Program and enjoys helping coach his daughter's sports teams.

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Nicole Huber

Nicole Huber started as a teller with DuTrac Community Credit Union immediately after college in 2018. Nicole is currently an assistant branch manager at one of the Davenport locations. Nicole is currently chair of their Annual Employee Party Committee and participates in a handful of other internal committees within DuTrac. Her passion for excellent service has played a major role in all aspects of her career, such as member engagement, staff development, and creative outlets for product knowledge. Nicole values creating meaningful, long-lasting relationships with members by helping them find financial success.

Nicole currently lives in Davenport with her husband, Jake, and their almost 2-year-old dog, Scout. In her free time, she enjoys attending concerts, refinishing furniture, and spending as much time with her friends and family as possible, especially her nephew.

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Angela LaCroix

Angela LaCroix has been with 1st Gateway Credit Union for four years and has worked her way from member services representative to a systems support / compliance specialist. This is Angela’s first experience with the credit union movement, and she has enjoyed being able to interact with members. Prior to working for the credit union, she worked as an accounting assistant in a local factory. She graduated from Ashford University in 2017 where she obtained her MBA.

 

Born and raised in the state of Iowa, Angela loves the feeling of community that a smaller town possesses. Outside of work, Angela loves spending time with her German shorthair pointers and her cat, as well as going on new adventures with her friends.

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Brittany Long

Brittany Long has been with River Community Credit Union for two years. Brittany is a full-time teller but ventures out to many other areas. When not helping members with everyday functions, she posts collateral insurance to members' loans, provides support, and fills in for handling back office transactions, processing debit and credit card problems, and opening new accounts. Brittany is enrolled to earn her bachelor’s degree of Organizational Leadership in 2023.

Outside of working at the credit union and school work, Brittany is a part-time horseback riding instructor, and owns a horse boarding business. She enjoys her free time participating in horseback riding, competing in horse shows, and spending time with her 4-year-old blue heeler, Hank.

Steve Mileham

Steve Mileham has worked in the financial services industry for the past 30+ years, primarily in local community banks.  He has experience as a loan officer, mortgage loan officer and security officer. He joined Fort Dodge Family Credit Union as a member services representative in December 2021, which is his first position with a credit union.  Steve recently accepted the position of loan office specialist. 

 

Steve lives in Fort Dodge and has four children and two grandchildren. In his spare time, Steve enjoys exercising, walking trails and bicycling.  He has recently become a certified scuba diver and enjoys diving whenever he has the opportunity.

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Matt Pillard

Matt Pillard has been in the retirement planning industry for more than 10 years. After working for both a publicly traded Fortune 500 company and a private regional banking firm, he most recently joined First Community Trust, N.A. in the summer of 2020. At First Community Trust, Matt partners with DuTrac Community Credit Union to offer retirement planning, estate planning and wealth management services. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Northern Iowa, and he truly enjoys helping individuals plan for their future.

Outside of work, Matt spends his time with his wife, son, family and friends. They enjoy playing, attending and watching various sporting events. If not with his family and friends, there is a great chance you may find Matt out on the golf course.

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Abraham Ramirez

Abraham (Abe) Ramirez has been interested in the financial services industry since 2016, and he started his journey with Veridian Credit Union two years ago. Currently, Abe works with Veridian’s members to help them reach their financial goals. Abe is passionate about providing a world–class experience to everyone he encounters. Abe has a growth-oriented mindset, which allows him to be very adaptable in new or uncertain situations.

 

When Abe is not having the time of his life at Veridian, he is usually practicing yoga with his fiancé and two young children. You can also find his family running around the local dog park with their furry companion, Skye. Abe also enjoys long walks, usually on nature trails, as a way to reconnect with the environment, reset and be present in the moment.

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Myranda Reasoner

Myranda Reasoner is from Altoona and went to college at Iowa State University. (Go Cyclones!) Myranda has been working in credit unions for the last six years. She is currently a branch manager at Greater Iowa Credit Union in Ames. She enjoys helping others, being able to make connections with members and supporting them with their financial successes. Members who come back excited about their finances a year later are the reason she loves doing what she does! 

 

Outside of work, Myranda is busy hanging out with her four kids, and you can usually find them at some type of sporting event. Myranda and her husband have three boys who are 5, 6, and 7 years old. They also have a baby girl who is 7 months old now. They enjoy anything that is outdoors and traveling as much as their schedule allows!

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Megan Redmond

Megan Redmond has been with the Dupaco Community Credit Union for 10 years and is currently the branch manager at the Cedar Falls location. She has enjoyed working directly with members, being able to listen to their needs and helping them connect the pieces to a brighter financial future! Megan truly loves connecting with members and building those strong relationships.

 

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, Casey, and two kids, Elsie and Lennox. They all love spending time outdoors and traveling. They also love finding new nature parks and trails to explore. When Megan finds spare time she really enjoys gardening, listening to podcasts and reading.

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Blake Rodemeyer

Blake Rodemeyer has spent the last 20 years in the financial industry and is currently serving as the director of information services for Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids. Blake enjoys the challenges that technology can bring and also enjoys being able to utilize technology to find solutions to problems and inefficiencies. 

Blake has lived in Cedar Rapids his entire life and currently lives with his wife, Ashley, and their two daughters, Brynn and Harper. Blake and his family enjoy the warm summer months boating on Coralville Reservoir or spending time on the Mississippi River. Blake enjoys time on the golf course when Iowa allows for it, and bowling in the winter months. 

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John Sutter

AIM Credit Union is John Sutter’s first experience in the credit union movement. He joined AIM as the senior director of marketing in May 2020. John has spent much of his career in community-based nonprofits - including twelve years as the director of marketing for the Smithsonian-affiliated National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. He loves the culture at AIM and enjoys that everyone, regardless of their role, is there to serve members and support each other. John has always enjoyed working with groups of several types of people, each with diverse backgrounds, skills and ideas.

John and his wife Heidi have two children in college. The Sutters are continually active. They enjoy camping, hiking, and bike riding. Together they have competed in over fifty triathlons. John and Heidi have both finished the Ironman. John’s “other career” has come in the form of a radio announcer, voice-over artist and co-host of a brand-new podcast: “Toon Talk.”

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Joseph Webb

Joseph Webb has been with River Valley Credit Union for two and a half years as the vice president of operations. Previously a credit union examiner for the State of Iowa, Joseph brings extensive industry knowledge. He works diligently behind the scenes to create financial success and ensure River Valley consistently provides the best service possible to its members. He enjoys working in the credit union industry to build strong relationships with members and people in the community. 

Outside of his position at RVCU, Joseph enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and two children.  

Patrick Dodge, Mentor

Patrick Dodge has been in banking for 10 years. After five years with big national banks, Patrick came to DuTrac Community Credit Union to focus more on people than profit. He's built strong relationships with members by prioritizing their interests and cultivating sales through service, and he's very fortunate to lead a team that fully embraces this mission.

Patrick and his wife have two incredible daughters, and they live in a small community north of the Quad Cities. Music is a major part of Patrick's life. He's always looking for his next favorite band, and he's played guitar for about 20 years. Woodworking is a more recent interest, and he also started roasting coffee beans – further enabling his already formidable caffeine addiction!

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Chelsie Madden, Mentor

Chelsie Madden is the Vice President of Marketing and Member Experience for Town & Country Credit Union. Chelsie has served 12 years in the financial services industry. She has a passion for helping people and found her place in the credit union industry after working for big bank for many years. Chelsie is a certified Financial Coach and was in the Iowa Innovation Group in 2020/2021. Chelsie enjoys networking through the Iowa Credit Union League Emerging Leaders group, as well as the CUNA Small Credit Union Community.

 

Chelsie is an Avoca, IA native. She graduated from Buena Vista University with a BS in Business and Organizational Leadership and is currently working on her Masters. Chelsie resides in Avoca with her husband, Charles and three children. She feels very strongly about community service and volunteering. She is a Teammates mentor, Avoca Holidays On Main committee member, board member for the Avoca Public Library, is on her church audit committee, Vice President of the Avoca Main St. Board of Directors, and head of the economic revitalization committee for Avoca Main St. Chelsie was recently awarded the 2021 Avoca Main St. Leadership award. In her free time, Chelsie can be found playing golf or enjoying a cup of coffee with a good book.

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Sarah Scherrman, Mentor

Sarah Scherrman joined Dupaco Community Credit Union in summer of 2015 as a Teller Service Associate. In 2016, Sarah joined the training team and is currently a member experience trainer. Sarah graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Interactive Digital Studies. She assists with leading a session called “Dupaco Experience” that is required for all new staff to go through, and it includes Dupaco history, Dupaco brand as well as the culture and philosophy that strives to move Dupaco forward.

Currently, Sarah resides in Dubuque, where she was born and raised with the rest of her family. When Iowa summer decides to show up, Scherrman spends a lot of her time on the river soaking up the summer sun.