Women Continue Steps to Building Management and Board Room Presence.
The Optimist Susan Mitchell
President/CEO Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates
Mitchell has spent over 25 years providing consulting services to corporate America, specializing in the financial services industry. She got her start as a system analyst in the computer industry and progressed to hold positions ranging from vice president of sales to senior vice president of research and development in Fortune 500 companies. She was instrumental in the implementation of SB7, the Redlining Community Reinvestment Act legislation and she facilitated the capitalization of de novo banks with the Comptroller of Banks for the State of California. She has consulted with Bank of America, Citicorp, and Chase.
Philosophy She Lives By: For me it’s about continuing to engage, being relevant, making a difference, being positive, authentic and working hard. Let your light shine. Be grateful every morning, live in the moment, be guided by and live true to your core values.
Cooperative marketing. Have you checked out “I am a credit union” at Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates? It’s
cooperative social marketing at its best.
As we discussed, I want to thank you for all that you did for us during the merger. Without your persistent persistence, we would not have accomplished what we have and would certainly have stalled along the way possibly avoiding the truly important things to focus on. You kept us moving forward no matter what the obstacle or issue so that we could arrive where we are today. You kept us focused on the difficult issues and would not allow us to avoid the tough decisions. Your input, guidance and astute leadership along with the appropriate amount of positive irritation at the right time made what many thought impossible—very achievable.
Thanks for everything… can't wait to see what we created can do in the future.
William J. Thiess, Lake Trust Credit Union
It all happened one morning over breakfast with some wonderful women who where brought together by the most amazing lady named Sue! You should be so proud of what you do and who u have helped! You my dear friend have helped change peoples lives forever! And I am so grateful to call you my friend!
Roxy Ostrem, Chair of Ventura County Credit Union
Sue... Our discussions never fail to exceed expectations, in both content and dialogue and with or without an agenda. You are motivational which is likely a large contributor to your ongoing success.
Valerie Alsip, SVP, San Mateo CU. Exec. Coaching
Brandi Stankovic, joined by Susan Mitchell and Joseph Schroeder, led a group discussion about the future of membership growth.
The folks who squeezed themselves into the Grassroots Membership Growth workshop heard about a new program at Ventura County Credit Union that has employees going into farm fields with iPhones to sign up and serve agricultural workers who, traditionally, don’t have bank accounts.