PANEL OF CREDIT UNION BOARD MEMBERS
Moderator: Kathy Harrington – CEO, Heartland credit union
Finance Manager, Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions
Chair, Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
Kristie Jacobson is Chair of the Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union and has been a credit union volunteer for 17 years. She is a CPA and has worked at Mayo Clinic for 30 years as a Finance Manager for several of Mayo Clinic’s Diversified Businesses. Kristie is a graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MBA.
Kristie began her volunteer work as a member of the Supervisory Committee in 2000 and then accepted the Chair role for the Supervisory Committee in 2001 and served in that role through 2004. She continued her work on the Supervisory Committee until 2006 when she was elected to the Board of Director role. In 2008 Kristie became Vice Chair of the Board and moved into the Chair role in 2014, which she continues to serve. Kristie is married and has 2 adult children.
Director of Projects and Marketing, MEMBERS Development Company
Chair, Firefly Credit Union Board of Directors
CU Sarah is the Director of Projects and Marketing for MEMBERS Development Company (MDC), an R&D CUSO owned by 45 large credit unions across the US. Sarah joined MDC in 2005 after spending two years as a corporate project manager for CUNA Mutual Group. Prior to that, she spent eight years in product development in the telecom industry, focused on introducing new Internet-related products to the marketplace. She has also held positions with the Chicago office of KPMG Peat Marwick, a global consulting and accounting firm. Sarah serves as Board Chair for Firefly Credit Union, a $1.1 billion CU serving the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. She earned her MBA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a BS from Illinois State University.
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Constellation
Chair, Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
Lori Trygg joined the Board in 2010 and is the Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer for Constellation, a physician-owned medical professional liability insurance and health information technology company. Trygg has more than 25 years of experience in insurance and financial services. Her professional memberships include the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Physician Insurers Association of America, and as a board member of the Minnesota Association of Corporate Counsel. Volunteer activities have included coaching youth sports and nine years on the Eagan Planning Commission. Trygg received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Chair, Hiway Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
Pam has been a volunteer at Hiway Federal Credit Union for 16 years; serving 3 years on the Supervisory Committee and 13 years as Board Director. She has been serving as Hiway’s Board Chair for the past 5 years. As Board Chair, Pam is responsible for leading the monthly board meetings, participating in all Board committee meetings and providing leadership to the Board so that all policies and decisions are made with the best interest for the credit union members.
Pam retired from the Minnesota Department of Transportation as Chief Financial Officer/Division Director with 43 years of financial and business experience.