Community Choice Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
ANNUAL MEETING 2020:
The 2020 Community Choice Credit Union annual meeting will be held:
Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom
8600 Northpark Drive
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Registration begins @ 8:30am
Tickets are currently being sold at all branch locations for $10 until February 21st. Tickets can be purchased the day of the meeting for $20. We hope to see you there!
(No absentee ballots. Must be present to vote.)
THE 2020 CANDIDATES:
Lori has been employed by the State for over 36 years and is currently a Program Manager in the Department of Administrative Services leading a team of people who work on the State’s financial and reporting systems. She has been a member of the Credit Union since 1985. She currently (2014-2019) serves on the Community Choice Credit Union Board and previously served on the Board from 2000 - 2006. Lori graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA degree. She is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). Lori is a member of the Association of Government Accountants and has held a variety of positions in the organization, including President, President-elect, and Publications Chair. She was elected three times to a User Steering Committee for the software she manages for the State, serving as Chair twice. She has also served on several different committees as a Board member. Lori believes that her education, work experience, and the experience she has gained as a member of the Community Choice Board of Directors and on the User Steering Committee will be a benefit to the Credit Union.
While with the State Auditor’s Office from 1983 – 1987, Lori audited and evaluated a variety of financial statements. From 1987 – 1997, she worked for the Department of Revenue and Finance, overseeing payment of claims for the State Government, drafting and implementing reimbursement policies and procedures, designing and implementing new computer applications, and designing training programs for State financial personnel. While working in the Judicial Branch from 1997-2005, Lori has directed special programs designed to improve the processes and implement efficiencies in financial systems for the department. She has worked in her current position at the Department of Administrative Services since 2005. Lori believes in the mission of credit unions and believes that credit unions are always in a state of change. She wants to serve as a Board member because she believes her background and experiences will be beneficial in shaping the direction of the Credit Union to grow our assets, utilize state-of-the art technology, add new products that are a good fit for our members and continuing to be active in giving back to the community and helping others.
Randy Dickey is a Special Risk Underwriter with EMC Insurance Companies where he has been employed for the last 25 years. A 1994 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a major in Business Management, he holds the professional designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and is a member of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter.
Randy has served three separate times on the Community Choice Credit Union Board of Directors from 1999 to 2008, from 2009 to 2015 and from 2017 to current. During his time on the Board, Randy held various positions including Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. As a Board Member, he would bring a number of years of institutional knowledge which would be of benefit in the ever-changing financial marketplace. With his passion for the credit union movement, Randy’s goal is to make sure members money is being used to its fullest potential consistent with the credit union philosophy.
Randy is a lifelong resident of Urbandale where he lives with his wife Tammi and two children, Haley and Ryan.
Mike Koschmeder is currently the Technical Director responsible for Corporate Information Services at Telligen, Inc. Mike has been with Telligen since September of 2007. Prior to joining the Telligen leadership team, Mike spent 15 years with Harland Financial Solutions, a leading software solutions and data processing provider for the financial industry. At Harland, he held various leadership positions including Vice President of Operations at the Harland’s financial service bureau facility in West Des Moines, IA. Prior to Harland Financial Solutions, Mike worked for IBM as an industrial engineering manager and advisory systems engineer.
Mike has served on the Community Choice Credit Union Board of Directors since 2008. While volunteering on the Board, Mike has held leadership positions including the following: Secretary, Vice Chairman, and currently as the Board CFO.
I am a 15-year plus member of Community Choice Credit Union. I’m a big fan of Community Choice Credit Union and the role Credit Unions play in strengthening our local economies. I have checking, business checking, a mortgage, and a line of credit that have all come through the credit union. I use the on-line banking functions regularly.
I am self-employed and the name of my business advisory consultancy is called TBL Ventures, LLC – it’s a business strategy and business advisory concern that works across the private, public and non-profit sectors to help businesses and organizations grow and improve performance both here in Iowa as well as across the County.
One of my repeat clients is the Goldman Sachs 10K small business program for Iowa. I am one of six business coaches working with business owners that run businesses from $200K to $10 million in sales. This year is my third class of scholars (close to 100 graduates) and we will be working on individual growth plans for each business.
I have more than 20 years of board service and two decades of finance experience as CEO, CFO, COO and other roles where I work closely with accounting, legal and tax professionals. At present, I serve as the treasurer of Polk County’s Soil and Water Conservation District, one of five elected officials serving four-year terms.
It would be an honor to serve on the Community Choice Credit Union board. What I will bring to the table is a focus on the interests and needs of individual credit union members. I will pledge to make sure the Credit Union continues to provide excellent customer service while delivering great member value. I also believe it’s the Board’s role to keep an eye on the future: to articulate our organization’s strategic vision while ensuring the continuing financial integrity of the institution.