<![CDATA[Mitchell, Stankovic, and Associates - MEDIA ]]>Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:36:51 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Director of Member Relations Position at San Diego Fireman's Relief]]>Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:31:37 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/02/director-of-member-relations-position-at-san-diego-firemans-relief.htmlMSA is seeking qualified applicants for an exciting opportunity at San Diego Fireman's Relief. 

 Job Title: Director of Member Relations Position
Location: 10509 San Diego Mission Road, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92108
Position Type: Full Time 
Description: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director of Member Relations will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for San Diego Fireman’s Relief Association staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. 

Desired Profile: We are looking for someone with great energy who loves being part of a team! Someone with excellent communication skills including telephone and written, who is strategic and able to multi-task. Experience in case management or social work is a plus. Looking for a candidate that is assertive and adaptable to change, reliable, hard-working and likes to have a little fun! This position requires excellent member service skills and a positive attitude. 


• Knowledge and experience in Case Management or Social Work. 
• Experience in customer relations or service. 
• Knowledge of non-profit functions and business. 
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products: Outlook, Word and Excel. 
• Ability to write professional correspondence to clients, vendors and staff. 
• Able to read and interpret operational manuals and documents. 
• Detail oriented and has organization skills. 
• Member service oriented. 

Must have a High School Diploma or GED. Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years of related experience is preferred. 

Instructions: Email your resume/cover letter to Joan Arrigo, jarrigo@sdfra.org. Any inquiries made about this position will be kept strictly confidential. This posting will be open until at least March 1, 2015. Visit website for more information about our organization, www.sdfra.org or call 619-281-0354. 
<![CDATA[Mountain West CU Association and Elevations CU Welcome Women Leaders]]>Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:16:13 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/02/mountain-west-cu-association-and-elevations-cu-welcome-women-leaders.html
The President and CEO of Elevations Credit Union, Gerry Agnes, welcomed over 30 female executives to the credit union and spoke eloquently about the importance of the Global Women’s Leadership Network and World Council.  He proudly noted that Elevations Credit Union has earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor for performance excellence in innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.  Elevations is the first credit union in the country to win the award. 

This commitment to leadership development was evident through the Sister Society meeting.  Nancy Herbert, Board Member of Elevations started the networking by introducing the members to Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence, Suzzanne Painter, who discussed domestic violence and the impact GWLN donations will have in supporting women within the Colorado area. 

Susan Mitchell, founding Chair of Global Women’s Leadership Network, was introduced by Nicole Brusewitz, Mountain West Credit Union Association.  Susan told the GWLN story and the history of Dr. Brian Branch’s, CEO of World Council,  purpose in starting a network of credit union women.  It was an inspiring look at how we can make a difference, globally and locally.  She noted that there are now more than 700 members in 53 countries.

Calyn Ostrowski, Worldwide Foundation Executive Director, presented key initiatives from World Council and gave the members a look at events that are planned for the upcoming year, scholarships awarded and the strategic vision for GWLN.

The group then engaged in networking exercises regarding leadership transitions, telling their personal stories, advocating for themselves, asking for a seat at the table and a robust discussion on “why” women are not stepping forward. 

We discussed becoming the “host” Sister Society for the Denver Conference and everyone was very excited.  We encouraged everyone to join as members, so they can participate fully in the opportunities presented through GWLN. 

Great session and inspiration!  Thanks again to Elevations Credit Union and to Mountain West Credit Union Association.  
<![CDATA[Mitchell Joined by CEOs to Facilitate Idea Exchange at Louisiana Credit Union League]]>Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:37:04 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/02/mitchell-joined-by-ceos-to-facilitate-idea-exchange-at-louisiana-credit-union-league.htmlSue Mitchell led the Large Credit Union Round table at the Idea Exchange for the Louisiana Credit Union League. This interactive event had the goal of connecting ideas and people. They covered business disruptors, an economic update, embracing an innovative culture, and visioning. Joining her for the presentation were Brad Houle, CEO at CAHP Credit Union who spoke about Enterprise Risk Management and George Poitou, EVP at SCE Federal Credit Union who spoke about community development and growth. 
<![CDATA[Brandi Stankovic Shares Advice to 20yr and 40yr Old Self for World Council's WeCU2 Time Capsule]]>Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:52:10 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/02/brandi-stankovic-shares-advice-to-20yr-and-40yr-old-self-for-world-councils-wecu2-time-capsule.html
<![CDATA[MSA Leading CEO Transition at Clark County Credit Union]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 02:00:19 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/02/msa-leading-ceo-transition-at-clark-county-credit-union.html
Clark County Credit Union Board of Director’s congratulates retiring CEO, Wayne Tew, on his distinguished career as a leader within the organization and the industry.  The Board has been working on a leadership transition plan with Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates and is now ready to recruit for a talented successor to take the reins of this financially strong, community focused financial institution.  

Clark County Credit Union has $550 million in assets, nearly 34,000 members, with an ROA of 2.46 and more than 12% net worth.  The new CEO will take over a locally founded credit union, strong management team and a success story that includes serving members through one of the most difficult economic times in history while strategically positioning for the future.  Some of the key strategic initiatives include growing the credit union, building brand awareness within the community and SEG groups, new loan products and expansion of the digital footprint of the organization.  

Click Here for More Information.
<![CDATA[Letter from Chair of Global Women’s Leadership Network, Sue Mitchell]]>Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:31:57 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/02/letter-from-chair-of-global-womens-leadership-network.html
Happy Holidays to all and here’s to 2015
It is such a pleasure to share our excitement regarding the success of Global Women’s Leadership Network in 2014. Together, we have truly created a global movement to better the lives of people around the world.  Thank you so much for your belief and your support of this important World Council initiative. 

As Chair of GWLN, I am excited to provide you with some key stats of our five year strategic results and encourage you to share our success with your colleagues and organization:

World Council GWLN - 5 Year Strategic Results – 2009 - 2014

•      Total GWLN Members: 724 from 53 countries
•      Total Scholarships Given: 39
•      Forums Held in Spain, USA, Scotland, Poland, Canada, Australia
•      Total Women at 2014 Forum: 130 women, 19 countries
•      Total Funds Raised: $887,400
•      Founding and new Sponsors with long term commitments
•      Number of Sister Societies: 15 USA regional groups, 6 countries.  Five new societies planned in 2015.
•      GAC Breakfasts featuring political speakers beginning in 2009 through 2014, with record attendance and location move to convention center as integral part of program.  Please mark your calendar for March 11, 2015 in DC as we have an incredible program planned for all GWLN supporters and members.  
•      Susan Adams Scholarship formation
•      Women’s Empowerment Grant
•      Localized community outreach where GWLN has now donated hundreds of articles of professional clothing, educational materials and business tools to help women advance their situation.  The impact has been significant and we have received rewarding feedback on how we make a difference.
·        Pink Tie recognition throughout credit union movement globally
·        International development initiatives supported also include:

  • Post Tsunami recovery of Women’s community banks in Sri Lanka; introduction of agricultural lending and women management empowerment
  • Expansion of mobile financial access to remote mountain regions in Mexico through a Women managed credit union, Caja Zongolica
  • Expansion of credit union correspondent banking services to conflict areas in Colombia; peace accords just signed last week
  • Construction of an orphanage in Kenya and initiation of a digital community credit union in Kenya
  • Research on women’s access and obstacles to credit union leadership in Mexico
  • Leni SanRoque, CEO of the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (Thailand) will establish a business development center that will help advance women members' entrepreneurial and leadership skills, as well as access to markets and information for micro and small enterprise developments. 
  • Kristi Lozano, Financial Education Specialist at San Mateo Credit Union (USA),  aims to increase the financial and leadership skills of female high school credit union members, and assist in their preparation to enroll in a college or university.

As you know, World Council’s Annual Conference is combined with CUNA’s Conference in Denver in 2015.  It is an opportunity for all of us to share the global experience with new people, introduce GWLN to new credit unions, CUSOs and volunteers.  We expect our major fundraiser, the golf tournament, to be the best ever.  Please mark your calendars to arrive in Denver on July 10th, golf on the 11th, GWLN supporters reception the evening of the 11th and the Forum on the 12th.   There will be activities throughout the week for global networking.  Hope you can join us!

Thanks again for all your support – you have helped to create an initiative that is life changing!  

Warm regards for the holidays,


Chair of GWLN
<![CDATA[Webinar: Millennials, Credit Unions and Consumer Education]]>Mon, 26 Jan 2015 21:43:08 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/01/webinar-millennials-credit-unions-and-consumer-education.html
Brandi Stankovic of MSA is participating in the CO-OP Financial Services Webinar about Millennials and Consumer Education. Join us: 

Wednesday, January 28 at 11am Pacific
Click Here to Register.

Are you teaching members what they need to know? Member education is taking on a new urgency with the constant introduction of new products and technology, such as Apple Pay and EMV, and a rising generation of members seeking financial literacy. 

How can credit unions present critical information that is lively and learnable?
How do you create financial literacy tools that truly engage?

Join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, January 28 at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern, featuring CO-OP’s Senior Manager of Market Analysis, Ryan Zilker in conversation with credit union leaders who will share their strategies and successes. They’ll unpack the new need for member education and discuss brand new ideas for making your “member ed” memorable.  Additionally, we'll feature tools to help educate your members on new technology, such as Apple Pay and EMV.

<![CDATA[MSA, Webinar Rock Stars]]>Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:08:58 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/01/dr-brandi-is-a-webinar-rock-star.htmlDr. Brandi was more than just professional in these presentations – she was a rock star. I have never seen anyone that can compete with her for the amount of energy and enthusiasm she brings to the presentation. She made you feel like you were having a conversation with her. (Even though the lines were muted and she was the only one speaking.) Her presentations as you can see from the slides that I sent over are very visual, and thus keep you engaged throughout.  I attached a screen shot from the last webinar presentation where listeners described her as “very inspirational.” That really did sum it up.
On a behind-the-scenes level as the producer of these three webinars, she was a joy to work with. Always having her information and presentations ready well in advance. Being on time for practice sessions. And just the most pleasant person to interact with. As you can tell – I’m a big fan and wanted  you to know how tremendous she was. We even had a glitch in our last presentation, where the slides froze up right before we were to start. We tried everything to make it work, but in the end had to switch to an alternate way to do the presentation – sharing my desktop. I thus forwarded her slides for her while she talked. Even with these hiccups – Brandi excelled. 

If we ever have the chance to work with MSA and Brandi in the future – I wholeheartedly recommend we take that opportunity!

Micah J. Parker
B2B Marketing 
CO-OP Financial Services
<![CDATA[MSA Launching Project with CU Direct to Enhance Lending Interface]]>Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:18:12 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2015/01/msa-launching-project-with-cu-direct-to-enhance-lending-interface.html
With a commitment to customer service, CU Direct is working with MSA to review key programs and client interfaces to enhance the educational experience.  Knowing that their customers are focused on their members, CU Direct believes in creating business partnerships by listening to their client feedback, objectively analyzing their service delivery and building upon their organizational foundation of service.
<![CDATA[Global Leader, Nicole Bice, Receives the Flame Award]]>Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:23:12 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/1/post/2014/12/global-leader-nicole-bice-receives-the-flame-award.html
Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates would like to give Nicole Bice, WOCCU, special recognition for her belief in World Council of Credit Union’s Global Women’s Leadership Network.  We shared many moments, good times and tough times, together creating the foundation of what has become an international movement.  She is a rare, dedicated person and a woman of substance.  On behalf of all the members and leaders of GWLN, we present Nicole with the Flame Award in recognition of her passion and commitment to changing lives. Here’s to her next adventure and flame burning bright in the years ahead.