The Pulse 03-09-2017

Volume 6, Issue 10.5



Northern Communities Credit Union President Joins MnCUSC Board of Directors

The Minnesota Credit Union Service Corporation (MnCUSC) has nominated and elected Northern Communities Credit Union (NCCYou) President & CEO Trina Hoff to its Board of Directors.


Hoff has filled the seat left by former NCCYou President & CEO Larry Champeaux, following his retirement in December of 2016.

Hoff has been an employee of NCCYou for 22 years.


Through a shared branching network, MnCUSC enables credit unions to provide their members with over 5,400 convenient locations nationwide to perform transactions, just as if they were at their home credit union. By sharing facilities, credit unions extend their reach to offer greater convenience to all members in Minnesota and across the nation. The Network Service Corporation (NSC) manages Minnesota's shared service centers under contract with the Minnesota Credit Union Services Corporation (MnCUSC), a CUSO formed and owned by the NSC and credit unions.

To learn more about MnCUSC and the opportunities available to your credit union through shared branching, contact MnCUN Vice President – Network Service Corporation John Ferstl by email or at (651) 288-5505.



MnCUN Says Farewell to Lyndsay Miller

Minnesota Credit Union Network Associate General Counsel Lyndsay Miller has accepted a position as General Counsel at the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. In her role, Lyndsay provided daily legal compliance support to credit unions, drafted compliance publications, and conducted research on various legal issues that impact credit unions.


Lyndsay also served as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation coordinating programs to provides grants, community partnerships, professional development and disaster relief to help the state's credit unions and communities.


“Lyndsay will be greatly missed at the Minnesota Credit Union Network,” said MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins. “While we are sad to see her go, we wish Lyndsay the best of luck and are proud that she will be serving her home state at the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions.”


With compliance questions, contact Vice President & General Counsel John Wendland by email or by phone at (651) 288-5519. With questions about the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation, contact Director of Communications Andrea Molnau by email or by phone at (651) 288-5527.




Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet.




Upcoming Peer-to-Peer Sessions

Credit union professionals are encouraged to join their peers at the upcoming Minnesota Credit Union Network Peer-to-Peer (P2P) meetings. P2P meetings provide attendees with an opportunity to network and share knowledge with credit union professionals in their department from across the state.

MnCUN is looking to make P2P sessions accessible to professionals in a broader geographic region. If your credit union has a training or community space available, and is interested in hosting a meeting, please contact MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet by email or by phone at (651) 288-5503.

A full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online



Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota Annual Conference

The 2017 Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota Annual Conference will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

The United States has a long tradition of achievement through higher education. The story of a person improving her or his financial prospects and job satisfaction through education is well-known. Over the last few decades, however, paying for post-secondary education has become more expensive and students and their families have begun to rely more heavily on student loans. While loans provide an avenue to achieving educational goals, many students and families are taking on debt without fully understanding the financial reality of repayment. Please join the Jump$tart Coalition of Minnesota to learn about the state of financing higher education.

Conference attendees will explore questions like:

  • What is the truth about our country’s student loan debt?
  • What does higher education financing look like for people who come from a wide variety of financial situations?
  • What factors should be considered when making decisions around financing higher education?

Experts from higher education and finance, and parents themselves, will be a part of our keynote panel. Breakout sessions led by finance professionals, teachers, and college students will also take place. The afternoon will finish with an interactive resource exchange and reception for personal finance educators, advocates, and parents.

Seating is limited. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. A full schedule of events and Registration are available online.


Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034