<![CDATA[Mitchell, Stankovic, and Associates - MEDIA ]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:22:20 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Brandi Stankovic Receives Tomorrow's Star Award From Credit Union Trade Association]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:16:28 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/11/brandi-stankovic-receives-tomorrows-star-award-from-credit-union-trade-association.html
Brandi Stankovic, human resources executive for Boulder Dam Credit Union and senior partner of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates in Boulder City, was among those honored at this year’s California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ REACH Conference.

Stankovic received the Leagues’ Tomorrow’s Star Award, which recognizes the achievements by young credit union professionals age 35 and under. She was honored during the annual meeting and convention for the Ontario, CA-based trade association for the two states, held Nov. 4-6 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, CA.

Stankovic was recognized in part for her biggest passion: financial literacy, which has led her to create a successful program for teens at Boulder Dam.

“She led the creation of our financial education program for teenagers, where she helps prepare students for the transition to college and life in general. As a result of this program, 82 percent of graduates are still credit union members in good standing, and more than 35 percent have a loan product with the credit union bringing profitability to the investment,” read in part her nomination by Boulder Dam Credit Union and Mitchell Stankovic and Associates.

“I am honored to be a part of the distinguished group of award winners. Although I am being recognized today, my award really is a commitment to continue to work hard in the credit union movement tomorrow. The future is bright! Thank you to the CA/NV credit union Leagues, Boulder Dam Credit Union and Mitchell Stankovic and Associates,” Stankovic said.

Stankovic has made an impact in the credit union industry for more than 15 years.  Her counsel and guidance for credit unions has facilitated leadership transitions and supported CEO visions for the future.

For the last three years, she has served on the Young Leaders for Kids Board of Directors for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Credit Unions for Kids. This Board is designed to engage young people in the philanthropic part of their credit unions. She has helped successfully launch many programs including “Shop for Miracles” and “Miracle Jeans Day.” 

Stankovic has also volunteered extensively with the World Council of Credit Union's Global Women's Leadership Network, which aims to advance credit union women personally and professionally through development and community outreach. Currently, she serves as the Sister Society USA Ambassador, helping the global network develop local and grassroots chapters. During her tenure, the network has grown to more than 26 sister societies and 950 members globally.


<![CDATA[Sue Mitchell at the Global Women's Leadership Network]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 01:07:18 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/11/sue-mitchell-at-the-global-womens-leadership-network.html
GWLN EVENT SOLD OUT!  The Global Women’s Leadership Network luncheon, generously sponsored by Wescom Credit Union, had over 100 men and women leaders from boards, business partners and credit unions attend to learn more about this incredible World Council initiative. 

Jane Wood, Southern California Sister Society Co-Leader and EVP of Wescom, welcomed everyone and introduced our special guests from her Board, Virginia Panossian, Chair and Norberta Noguera, Vice Chair.  Susan Mitchell, Chair of GWLN, gave an overview of the World Council of Credit Unions and the CEO’s vision for GWLN.  This global mission, providing credit union women the opportunity and resources to make a measureable difference in their each other’s lives, the lives of members and within their communities, has energized people around the world to take action.  We announced over $1,000,000 in contributions, 950 members from 53 countries, 37 scholarships, 5 empowerment grants, 26 Sister Societies in 11 countries and hundreds of community outreach programs that help women advance their situation.    Brandi Stankovic, US Ambassador for GWLN, shared statistics regarding the impact of the Sister Societies throughout the US and then engaged the audience in networking regarding emotional intelligence and how men and women approach situations.  Very enlightening table topic with a robust dialogue of the importance of this initiative.  Brandi shared a video that left some with tears and others moved to “invite their daughters” to a session in the future.    The announcement was made that there will be global engagements in 2016 with World Council and GWLN.  Great session!

Thanks so much to the Jane Wood, EVP and Virginia Panossian, Chair and all of the Wescom leadership team for sponsoring the event and to our Co-leader Eileen Rivera for selling ties, engaging with members and encouraging the networks.  We also want to give a real shout out to Larry Palochik, Diana Dykstra and all of the CCUL/NCUL staff for their support and generous promotion of the GWLN network.   It was great to be a part of this magical meeting and to helping us advance GWLN initiatives. 

<![CDATA[THRILLER, CMN Hospitals, Credit Unions for Kids VIDEO]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:35:14 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/11/thriller-cmn-hospitals-credit-unions-for-kids-video.html
Together we made a difference! On behalf of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, we thank you for attending the Thriller Fundraiser held at the Rock Centre for Dance. Because of your generosity, we raised over $1,600! The event was a huge success, as we had attendees as young as 5 all the way up to 80 years of age participate! We had a blast watching you all show off your Zombie moves as we celebrated giving to a cause. For more information on Credit Unions for Kids / Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, please visit: www.cu4kids.org. Your generosity and compassion has an impact in helping keep the vision of Children Miracle Network Hospitals going to continue to help children in our communities. AND it was fun. We will keep you posted on future events. 

 With sincere appreciation and gratitude,  Brandi, Gabrielle, Sue, Mike 
<![CDATA[Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions Thank MSA for Support]]>Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:50:18 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/11/association-of-asian-confederation-of-credit-unions-thank-msa-for-support.html
Dear Sue, 

I do not have enough words to thank you for your support and inspiration you exuded at the forum. You are truly and Apha Female! Shana and I are in Paglaum MPC in the Philippines. We traveled right after the forum. I will send you my thoughts on how I see the Sister Society in Asia will work. As we discussed, we need some sort of informal structure so that we maintain adherence to the mission of the GWLN. I am still excited and so much energized of what has transpired. Thank you very much Sue. We again count on you in our Korea forum next year - September 4 to 11, 2016!

All the best, 

Elenita V. San Roque
<![CDATA[MSA Raises over $1600 for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:56:12 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/10/msa-raises-over-1600-for-the-miracle-childrens-network-hospital.html
With Halloween around the corner, people of all ages gathered at the Rock Center for Dance to learn the  popular "Thriller" dance by the late Michael Jackson. Everyone was equally enthused to donate as all the proceeds went to the  Children's Miracle Network Hospital. We want to give a special thank you to Daffodil who taught the class and to the Rock Center for Dance for providing a space to hold this special event. We look forward to the next time we can combine dance and donations! 
<![CDATA[Sue Mitchell made the CU Times top 64 leaders of impact since 1990]]>Thu, 15 Oct 2015 18:13:58 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/10/sue-mitchell-made-the-cu-times-top-64-leaders-of-impact-since-1990.html
Our very own, Sue Mithcelll has been nominated as one of the top 64 leaders of impact since 1990! We need your help by submitting your vote so that Sue gets the recognition she deserves! Place your vote here! 

<![CDATA[Loan Processor Position at Boulder Dam Credit Union]]>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:03:13 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/10/loan-processor-position-at-boulder-dam-credit-union.html

Name of Employer:
 Boulder Dam Credit Union 

Position Title: Loan Processor

Type of Position: Lending

Job Information: We are looking for an experienced, hard-working and efficient candidate. Someone who is organized and can handle balancing multiple deadlines with administrative responsibilities. They must have the ability to professionally communicate, including email communications and talking with members. We are looking for a candidate that is friendly and builds a rapport with fellow colleagues in the Lending Department. This position requires experience in loan processing, including packaging, scanning, and organizing files as well as supporting the  loan officer in approvals and origination. 

Under minimum supervision,this position will ensure the timely and accurate packaging of all loans originated by our loan officers and lender clients. Responsibilities also include assisting lending department with the credit approval and monitoring process by gathering financial and credit information with a focus on credit quality and overall risk management. This role will also prepare spreadsheets and various reports, along with establishing procedures for the implementation of new regulatory requirements.

Boulder Dam Credit Union is a $500m credit union that serves over 25,000 members, through online and mobile banking as well as our location in Boulder City, NV. BDCU has been a staple in Boulder City for over 70 years, offering a variety of financial products and services for members and businesses. 

Preferred Contact Method: Please submit a cover letter and resume to the email included below. We will only contact those applicants that meet the requirement of the position. We keep all applications on file for future opportunities. ALL cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email to employment@boulderdamcu.org

<![CDATA[CUToday's The Corner Interviews Brandi Stankovic]]>Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:47:23 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/09/cutodays-the-corner-interviews-brandi-stankovic.html
Q: What intangible of leadership is most difficult to convey or prepare for?

A: The most challenging leadership intangible is Emotional Intelligence in a world of digital communication.

I was sitting at a gala event last week with close colleagues and friends. My phone died (sigh), and thus I was forced to interact and converse solely in human form. But to my dismay, my colleagues were happily distracted with their devices and ongoing electronic and social media communications. I actually felt left-out and lonely, yet here I was less than 2 feet from them in the flesh.

Electronic digital media is not only an essential form of communication for a leader, in some cases, it is the only form. The challenge of leaders is twofold. First, how can we effectively articulate, manage, and express our thoughts, needs, desires, and demands through electronic channels? But also, how can we ensure that we are heard when the receiver is so desperately distracted?

Unfortunately, emojis aren’t enough.

Emotional intelligence in the future is going to require leaders to manage, sort, and apprehend emotions through digital cues and coding. Gone are the days that we rely on a puffy chest and clenched fist as cues someone is angry. Now we must translate responsiveness, diction, punctuation and hesitations. The opposite is also true. We are challenged as leaders to express our gratitude and appreciation of our teams, loved ones, and children in a genuine and authentic way….. via text.

The good news is we respond to electronic communication as the new norm. And depending on the sender, the  can leave me feeling…. Well, emoji-heart-eyed.

Q: Are you a fan of a management books? If not, why not. If so, which have resonated with you and why?

A: Absolutely. I am an avid reader and cannot pass an airport bookstore without purchasing the latest and greatest. It does, however, take a lot to impress me. In fact, I can be quite the critic in regards to management books. I think what is missing is a call to action. Many times a book will tell a beautiful story… ok, now what?

But here are a few all-time favorites:

The 8Th Habit by Covey: One of the most powerful books about making a difference. Turn thoughts and knowledge into action. To know and not to do, is really not to know. It is in the doing that knowledge is internalized.

A Light in the Attic (or anything) by Silverstein: Not only do I love to read to my beefcakes (ages 2 and 5) but I love the complexity in his poetry. My favorite poem is Moon Catchin Net… and it really sums up my leadership journey. “Made me a moon-catchin net and I’m goin huntin tonight. I’ll run along swingin it over my head and grab for that big ball of light…”

Blink by Gladwell: The power of thinking, intuition, and emotional contagion.

Owning Your Own Shadow by Johnson: Psyche, life balance, discovering yourself through darkness. Not a management book, but delicious in its exploration of personal accountability and development. 

Recent favorite, The Game by Strauss: There is nothing like learning about human dynamics from master pick up artists. Ha!

Q: Innovation: four syllables getting all the attention. Deservedly so? If so, can you really drive innovation? Or is it coming at the cost of implementation and delivery?

A: Innovation is in the eye of the beholder. I recently spent a weekend at Burning Man, renowned for its artistic liberation and bohemianism. Perfect place for bourgeoning innovative and expressive ideas to flourish. Although I enjoyed the self-expression and being unconnected to the digital, and um, lucid world…. I did observe the conformity in non-conformity. Long story short, the best innovations are usually freaky. And freaky doesn’t pay the bills. There are thousands of wrinkled shirted Harvard drop-outs that didn’t change the world with their social networking software. Not every freaky idea is a good idea. Innovation for the sake of innovating is a waste of time. 
On the contrary, the banking system need not be a grumpy old man in its approach to evolution. We must in fact, transform. We must collaborate and cooperate… work together to change the world. Focus on results. Instead of seeing what my credit union can do (in its existing form) to make a difference… Start with the results. What difference do we want to make? Then, build an innovative institution that will create those results. Continuously. Collaboratively. 

Q: If you could go back and talk to You On The First Day of Your Career, what advice do you share? 

A: When I started in credit union land it wasn’t “cool” to be young. Although I finished my MBA with a hefty-sized chip on my shoulder, it didn’t last long. My elder cohorts kicked my @ss. I spoke when was spoken to. I carried the weight. I shoveled the poop. I attended every meeting. I volunteered at every turn. I said yes to every request. There were no networks that solicited my voice or paths that secured my involvement. I had to earn it. And, I am indebted for every tongue-lashing, cold-shoulder and slap in the face I got. 

So, advice to young me? 

Rock on. Work hard. Enjoy every moment. Listen to the universe. Keep traveling and learning. Celebrate accomplishments. Love unconditionally. Hug your friends and family extra tight. Let your creativity flow. Keep aiming up. Know that strength comes from scars. And, chill out. 

Q: My Keeps-Me-Up-At-Night concern is? Why? And My-Let’s-Me-Sleep-At-Night optimism is?

A: I was at a league meeting recently with a youngish executive friend. I mentioned a certain infamous retired CEO would be joining us for dinner. He said, who? My jaw hit the ground. This notorious CEO won every industry award, was the epitome of the CU philosophy, and lives in the hearts of so many people. She retired like 5 years ago. And he said, who?

So my keep-me-up-at-night? The leadership transition. Will the next level executive have the maturity and experience to rock this industry? Will the industry be able to withstand a major transition? 

Another example, there are a few CEOs in Nevada that recently retired that have incredibly strong relationships with our regulators and private insurance companies. What happens when they leave? Where does that history go?

It is going to be the challenge of this C-Suite virgin to be a catalyst to our industry momentum on all fronts. Not just innovative service channels and technology, but the regulatory environment, the financial asset liability management, the acquisition and consolidation front, and the real core philosophy that is our existence. People helping people. 

I believe in fresh energy and insights that new leaders bring. I also can be exhausted by the immaturity of nouveau riche. There is power in the legacy of those transitioning. I hope I am able to siphon from this experience and absorb all that they have to offer. 

And my let-me-sleep at night? Zzyquil. 
<![CDATA[MSA Brandi Stankovic Hosts Webinars: Cross Selling your Deposit Services & Cross Selling your Lending ServicesĀ ]]>Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:56:48 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/09/msa-brandi-stankovic-hosts-webinars-cross-selling-your-deposit-services-cross-selling-your-lending-services.html
Cross Selling Your Deposit Services

Cross-selling is critical in today's business environment to increase wallet share, improve retention, and increase profit base. As many credit unions know, there is much research on the stickiness of a member with multiple products with the credit union. 

In this webinar Dr. Brandi Stankovic will discuss the following questions:
  • How do we increase deposits to offset attrition?
  • How do we maximize our existing memberships?
  • How do we manage our accounts in an environment of fee regulations and controls?
Click here to register 

Cross Selling Your Lending Services

Consultative member service and cross-selling of our lending products is a reality in today's lending environment. Many institutions are implementing cross-selling strategies, including auto-payments, product bundling, and pre-approvals.

This webinar will examine what credit unions are doing with their lending portfolio to maximize their membership as well as determine which cross-selling strategies are actually driving an increase in lending revenue.

Click here to register 

<![CDATA[Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates Hosts: Women in Leadership Webinar SeriesĀ ]]>Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:33:40 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/09/mitchell-stankovic-and-associates-hosts-women-in-leadership-webinar-series.html
Join us for our second Women in Leadership Webinar Series with the Filene Research Institute featuring Erin Mendez, President and CEO of Patelco Credit Union, as she shares her experience in not only becoming an influential leader, but also inspiring others around her to do the same. Mendez came to Patelco, one of the nation's oldest and largest credit unions, with over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector and was previously the Executive Vice President for Schools First Federal Credit Union. The interview will be conducted by Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates and will include key takeaways from her breakout session on this topic at the Leadership Forum in Denver, Colorado. We will wrap up the webinar with an update from the Global Women's Leadership Network and an overview of Filene's Vertex virtual coaching program. Register today for this free one hour webinar series on Tuesday, September 15 at 11:30am CST!