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  • Connexus Leadership 2018-11-26T08:57:57+00:00

    Connexus Leadership

    Meet our Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team, who are committed to ensuring our members are at the heart of everything we do.

    Board of Directors

    Connexus’ Board of Directors are elected by the membership to manage the credit union in a manner that keeps the Connexus member-owners’ best interests at heart. Board members contribute to setting policies, approving budgets, and all other functions that help guide the success of the credit union, represent the members’ best interests, and ensure Connexus maintains a sound financial condition.

    Ron Dins

    Board Chair

    Ron Dins has been an employee of Liberty Mutual Insurance (previously Wausau Insurance) and a Connexus member for over 40 years. In his current role as a Regional Facility Manager with the Liberty Real Estate Services Group, he is responsible for the maintenance and operation of a portfolio of Liberty buildings across the country. He has been on the Connexus Board of Directors for 9 years, serving several years as Vice Chair, and for the last two years as Board Chair.

    Ron Dins

    Mark Steinberg

    Vice Chair

    Mark Steinberg is the Board Vice Chair. He joined the Connexus Board of Directors in 1999 and served as Chairman in 2008 and 2009. His 34-year career has been primarily comprised of sales and distribution senior management roles at leading insurance companies, including Wausau Insurance and Church Mutual Insurance Company, where he was the Chief Sales Officer at the time of his retirement.

    Mark Steinberg

    Todd McDonald

    Treasurer

    Todd McDonald joined the Connexus Board of Directors in 2011 and currently serves as Board Treasurer. Prior to joining Mi-Tech Services as a Project Manager in July 2018, his 21-year career included design, utility coordination, and project management roles at leading civil engineering consulting firms such as Becher Hoppe, Graef, and Terra Resources.

    Todd McDonald

    Kim Smith

    Secretary

    Kim Smith serves as a Director and Board Secretary since 2016, and previously served as Chair of Cintel Federal Credit Union. Her 39-year career at Cincinnati Bell included many roles in Customer Service, Finance, and Human Resources, where she was the Senior Director of HR Operations and Compensation at the time of her retirement.

    Kim Smith

    Steve Zeinemann

    Director

    Steve Zeinemann currently serves as a Director, and has served on the Board since 1995. Steve has spent the last 8 years as a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial. Prior to joining Thrivent Financial, he served in a variety of management positions at Liberty Mutual such as Service Operations Manager and Manager of Software Development.

    Steve Zeinemann

    Thomas Seuntjens

    Director

    Thomas Seuntjens is a Director who joined the Connexus Board of Directors in 2014. Previously, Thomas was a Chair and Director for Endura Federal Credit Union in Minneapolis. Prior to his civilian career, he was a finance officer in the U.S. Army. Thomas is a retired executive of Honeywell International with 33 years of experience in finance, with responsibilities on a global scale for treasury, risk management, and accounting.

    Thomas Seuntjens

    Shanna Yonke

    Director

    Shanna Yonke serves as a Director on the Connexus Credit Union Board of Directors since 2018, and she previously served as a Board Associate in 2017. Shanna has spent the last six years as an attorney at Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C., in Wausau, Wisconsin, where she focuses her law practice on trust, estate, and business succession planning.

    Shanna Yonke

    Steven C. Derebey

    Director

    Steven C. Derebey has been a Board member since October of 2015. Previously, Steve served as Chairman of the Board for the Air Line Pilots Association Federal Credit Union that merged with Connexus in 2015. Steve retired in 2016 as a Captain at United Airlines after a 42-year career in aviation.

    Steven C. Derebey

    Kelsi Seubert

    Director

    Kelsi Seubert has been a Board member since 2017. She currently serves as the Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator at Northcentral Technical College (NTC), where she has spent the last four years. Prior to her time at NTC, Kelsi spent her career in media at WAOW TV-9.

    Kelsi Seubert

    Executive Leadership Team

    The Connexus Executive Leadership Team spends every workday ensuring that the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Connexus are bringing value to our members and exceeding their expectations, while supporting our fundamental credit union principles.

    Dave Christenson

    J. David Christenson

    President/CEO
    Boyd Gustke

    Boyd Gustke

    Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
    Daryl Gessler

    Daryl Gessler

    Chief Risk Officer
    Mary Burgoyne

    Mary Burgoyne

    Chief Financial Officer
    Chad Rogers

    Chad Rogers

    Chief Marketing & Digital Strategy Officer
    Eric Huseby

    Eric Huseby

    Chief Lending & Retail Officer
    Jess Huggenvik

    Jessica Huggenvik

    Senior Vice President – Human Resources
    Adam Dykman

    Adam Dykman

    Senior Vice President – Sales & Member Contact Center
    Paul Zyla

    Paul Zyla

    Senior Vice President – Information Systems & Technology
    Dave Stark

    Dave Stark

    Chief of Staff