Visa – Filene Research Recognizes 35 Key Supporters
The Filene Research Institute of Madison, Wis., on Tuesday recognized 35 credit unions and other organizations that have been key supporters of its research and incubation of ideas into practice.
The organizations make up Filene’s Inner Circle, an arm of Filene’s Research and Incubation Advisory Council. It connects a group of influential CEOs and senior executives from credit unions and credit union system organizations to Filene’s research and incubation agenda and activities.
Organizations in the Inner Circle support Filene’s work to address the most pressing issues facing credit unions through its Centers of Excellence and Incubators and provide high-level strategic guidance to deepen Filene’s relationship with and understanding of the needs and challenges of credit unions, partner organizations, members and consumers.
“As an indispensable component of the Research and Incubation Advisory Council, our Inner Circle helps guide, activate, connect, and champion Filene’s research and incubation agenda and activities to enhance impact and spark systemic change,” Filene President/CEO Mark Meyer said.
“The focused longitudinal research Filene conducts around the most pressing challenges faced by this industry would not be possible without the forward-thinking innovation mindsets of these amazing organizations,” Meyer said. “We are grateful for their support of our work this year.”
The Inner Circle works alongside the Filene’s Think Tank, offering credit union leaders an opportunity for information-sharing, consensus-building, and open-ended creative conversation.
Filene’s Inner Circle consists of 24 credit unions with $179.4 billion in assets and 10 million members, plus 11 other organizations that support credit unions. The 35 organizations are:
- Alliant Credit Union, Chicago, ($13 billion in assets, 539,503 members as of Sept. 30).
- America First Federal Credit Union, Riverdale, Utah ($13.8 billion in assets, 1.2 million members).
- American Airlines Federal Credit Union, Fort Worth, Texas ($8.6 billion in assets, 313,262 members).
- Baxter Credit Union (BCU), Vernon Hills, Ill. ($4.4 billion in assets, 292,014 members).
- BECU, Seattle, ($25.6 billion in assets, 1.3 million members).
- Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Bethpage, N.Y. ($10 billion in assets, 418,748 members).
- Callahan & Associates Inc., a credit union company based in Washington, D.C.
- Christian Financial Credit Union, Sterling Heights, Mich. ($691.6 million in assets, 59,975 members).
- Coastal Federal Credit Union, Raleigh, N.C. ($3.8 billion in assets, 274,488 members).
- CO-OP Financial Services, a payments CUSO based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
- Corporate Central Credit Union of Muskego, Wis., 20 miles southwest of Milwaukee ($3.6 billion in assets as of Nov. 30).
- Credit Union National Association (CUNA) of Madison, Wis.
- CUNA Mutual Group of Madison, Wis.
- Defense Credit Union Council of Washington, D.C.
- Desert Financial Credit Union, Phoenix, ($6.2 billion in assets, 343,367 members).
- Digital Federal Credit Union, Marlborough, Mass. ($10.5 billion in assets, 904,465 members).
- Fiserv Inc., a fintech based in Brookfield, Wis.
- Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif. ($5.1 billion in assets, 235,710 members).
- Lake Trust Credit Union, Brighton, Mich. ($2.2 billion in assets, 176,109 members).
- Michigan State University Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, Mich. ($5.5 billion in assets, 298,831 members).
- PSCU, a payments CUSO based in St. Petersburg, Fla.
- Redwood Credit Union, Santa Rosa, Calif. ($6 billion in assets, 291,684 members).
- SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Santa Ana, Calif. ($22.6 billion in assets, 1.1 million members).
- State Department Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, Va. ($2.4 billion in assets, 89,631 members).
- State National Companies, a specialty provider of property and casualty insurance based in Bedford, Texas.
- Summit Credit Union, Madison, Wis. ($4.3 billion in assets, 206,436 members).
- Suncoast Credit Union, Tampa, Fla. ($12 billion in assets, 908,430 members).
- Together Credit Union, Saint Louis ($2.1 billion in assets, 136,399 members).
- United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU), Long Island City, N.Y. ($6.7 billion in assets, 158,388 members).
- University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UWCU), Madison, Wis. ($4 billion in assets, 290,291 members).
- VISA Inc., a payments company based in San Francisco.
- Visions Federal Credit Union, Endicott, N.Y. ($5 billion in assets, 216,766 members).
- Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union of Greensboro, N.C. ($6.8 billion in assets).
- Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU), Olympia, Wash. ($3.9 billion in assets, 285,393 members).
- Xceed Financial Federal Credit Union, El Segundo, Calif. ($934.1 million in assets, 48,512 members).