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 DinsBoard 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.
Kim SmithVice Chair and Secretary
Kim Smith serves as the Board Vice Chair and Secretary, 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.
Alita Lobner joined the Connexus Board of Directors in 2018. She was previously the Board Secretary for Bull’s Eye Credit Union. Alita’s 27 years of experience at Verso Corporation included various roles in finance, holding the position of Senior Financial Analyst at the time of her retirement.
Mark Steinberg is a Board Director. 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.
Todd McDonald joined the Connexus Board of Directors in 2011. Professionally, he has more than 20 years of experience in design, utility coordination, and project management roles at leading civil engineering consulting firms such as Mi-Tech, Becher Hoppe, Graef, and Terra Resources.
Steve ZeinemannDirector Emeritus
Steve Zeinemann currently serves as a Director Emeritus, having served as a Director on the Board from 1995–2018. 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.
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.
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.
Steven C. DerebeyDirector
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.
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.
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.