The Pulse (10-31-2017)

Volume 6, Issue 43

The Pulse Archive


MnCUN Announces Organizational Changes

To most efficiently serve members, the Minnesota Credit Union Network is announcing changes to staff roles and introducing a position focused on member engagement and education.


The Network is pleased to share title changes of the following staff members:


  • John Ferstl has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer of the Network Service Corporation and TruLync.
  • Mara Humphrey has been promoted to Vice President Governmental Affairs and Association Services. In addition to Governmental Affairs, Humphrey will now oversee all Advocacy services at the Network including regulatory advocacy, compliance, and member services.   
  • Andrea Molnau has been promoted to Vice President Communications and Engagement, responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and management of communications, member engagement and education.
  • Laura Whittet has been promoted to Director of Communications, responsible for all internal and external communication functions of the Network, including public relations, public affairs, and member communication.

In addition to these internal staff changes, the Network is seeking a Director of Engagement. This new position will serve as an ambassador of the association, leading efforts to strengthen member relationships and execute Network education and benefit programing.


“Change provides opportunity. As we strive toward our strategic goal of Organizational Excellence, we are pleased to recognize the contributions of our current staff members, and see this new structure as an opportunity to continue to enhance the value of membership,” said Mark Cummins, President and CEO.


With questions, please contact the Minnesota Credit Union Network.






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Holiday Shopping Simplified with EZ Launch Credit Cards

Yes, it is October and kids are carving pumpkins, but even if you cannot see it, the holiday shopping season is so close it’s practically lurking around the corner in a hockey mask!


Halloween aside, the holidays should not be scary, or stressful. Still many members are already worried about what to get for everyone on their list, and scarier still, how they will pay for it. Your credit union can and should provide a secure, convenient shopping tool that allows them to keep more money on deposit and even build their credit rating. 


The EZ Launch program offered by LSC® is the perfect solution for holiday shopping this season. EZ Launch is the credit card program tailor-made for credit unions that benefits you as well your members.


  • Quick, easy, and free to implement
  • Provides revenue for your credit union
  • Traditionally lower APR to your members

If your credit union is not currently offering members a solid credit card option solution that benefits them, and your bottom line contact LSC about EZ Launch, before they start hitting the malls and scouring the internet for those perfect gifts.


LSC is a strategic partner of the Minnesota Credit Union Network. For more information, contact MnCUN Vice President – Network Service Corporation John Ferstl by email or at (651) 288-5505.

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

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