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Welcome to The CUInsight Experience. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In each episode we have wide ranging conversations with thought leaders from around the credit union community and beyond. What issues are facing credit unions in banking, payments and fintech? What are they working on to help? What leadership lessons and life hacks have they learned along the way? What’s the greatest album of all time? These questions and more will be asked and answered in each episode. The goal of The CUInsight Experience is to take a deeper dive with people and find the gems we can all learn and grow from. Thank you for tuning in. Enjoy.

Welcome to The CUInsight Experience. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In each episode we have wide ranging conversations with thought leaders from around the credit union community and beyond. What issues are facing credit unions in banking, payments and fintech? What are they working on to help? What leadership lessons and life hacks have they learned along the way? What’s the greatest album of all time? These questions and more will be asked and answered in each episode. The goal of The CUInsight Experience is to take a deeper dive with people and find the gems we can all learn and grow from. Thank you for tuning in. Enjoy.
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Welcome to The CUInsight Experience. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In each episode we have wide ranging conversations with thought leaders from around the credit union community and beyond. What issues are facing credit unions in banking, payments and fintech? What are they working on to help? What leadership lessons and life hacks have they learned along the way? What’s the greatest album of all time? These questions and more will be asked and answered in each episode. The goal of The CUInsight Experience is to take a deeper dive with people and find the gems we can all learn and grow from. Thank you for tuning in. Enjoy.

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Episodes

Jeff Olson - Stay Relevant (#57)

1/24/2020
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“Title doesn’t make you a leader.” - Jeff Olson Welcome to episode 57 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward. In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Jeff Olson. Jeff is the President and CEO of The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. I’ve enjoyed...

Duration:00:35:52

Rachel Pross - Living Fully (#56)

1/17/2020
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"Get out of your own way and remember that there are no guarantees in life. Live it fully every day." - Rachel Pross Welcome to episode 56 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward. In today's episode, I’m speaking with Rachel Pross. Rachel is the Chief Risk...

Duration:00:44:33

Deepthi Dommaraju - Listen, Learn and Lead (#55)

1/10/2020
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“If you have a personal goal. You and only you can change that.” - Deepthi Dommaraju Welcome to episode 55 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward. In this episode, Randy is speaking with Deepthi Dommaraju. She is the Vice President of Data Analysis at...

Duration:00:34:07

Rodney Hood - Effective Not Excessive (#54)

1/3/2020
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“Proper preparation and planning prevent poor performance.” - Chairman Rodney E. Hood Welcome to episode 54 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by CO-OP Financial Services. CO-OP is your trusted payments processing partner whose mission is to drive the credit union movement forward. In this episode, Randy is speaking with The Honorable Rodney E. Hood. He was nominated by the President and confirmed in...

Duration:00:52:33

Randy Smith - Learning and Growing (#53)

12/20/2019
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“It doesn’t have to be done or perfect to launch.” - Randy Smith Welcome episode 53 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. The season one finale. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode the tables are turned and Jill Nowacki, president and CEO of Humanidei (and my human), plays host and is putting me on the hot seat. Jill asks me all the questions I have asked my guests this last year on the show, along with a few little twists. We talk about my favorite guests,...

Duration:00:45:30

Renée Sattiewhite - Let’s Be Clear (#52)

12/13/2019
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“There’s a light that shines for people who are of service and purpose.” - Renée Sattiewhite Welcome to episode 52 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode Randy welcomes Renée Sattiewhite to the show. Renée is the President and CEO of the African-American Credit Union Coalition. Randy and Renée both attended the 20th SACCA Congress in Mombasa, Kenya, where they got to spend a little time together. Listen as they talk about...

Duration:00:49:00

Tom Kane - CIA to CEO (#51)

12/6/2019
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“Never show up with a problem without at least one solution.” - Tom Kane Welcome to episode 51 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Today Randy welcomes Tom Kane to the show. Tom is the President and CEO of the Illinois Credit Union League, as well as LSC and other organizations. Tom received a Masters Degree in International Relations with a focus on the Soviet Union, and that led him to a job with the CIA. But lucky for us, sixteen years...

Duration:00:50:09

Susan Mitchell - Collision Course (#50)

11/29/2019
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“Stand up for the things in our life that count.” - Sue Mitchell Welcome to episode 50 The CUInsight Experience with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode, Randy is very excited to welcome Susan Mitchell. Sue is the CEO of Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates, and a long-time credit union advocate. Sue and her team started the Underground Collision; to get conversations started around subjects that aren’t being tackled at the moment. She says to her it’s all...

Duration:00:40:08

Denise Wymore - Question Everything (#49)

11/22/2019
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“We are only limited by our imagination.” - Denise Wymore Welcome to episode 49 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Today Randy welcomes Denise Wymore to the show. Denise has been in the credit union industry for over 30 years and with NACUSO for almost four. She is responsible for membership development and helping CUSOs tell their stories. She lives in New Mexico, with her husband Mark and two dogs, and she is also a Volunteer...

Duration:00:34:35

George Ombado - Rising Up (#48)

11/19/2019
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“Focus on the well being of the people.” - George Ombado Welcome to episode 48 The CUInsight Experience with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode, Randy welcomes George Ombado, CEO of ACCOSCA, a Pan-African confederation of national associations of savings and credit cooperatives societies. This episode was recorded at the 20th Annual SACCA Congress in Mombasa, Kenya. ACCOSCA has developed programs aimed at improving socio-economic needs of Africa through...

Duration:00:30:50

Julie Ferguson - Be Memorable (#47)

11/15/2019
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“The more engaged your employees are, the more engaged your members are.” - Julie Ferguson Picture this, warm sunshine, sand running through your toes, and the breeze from the Indian Ocean gently ruffling your hair. Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com, is on location with his guest Julie Ferguson at the 20th SACCA Congress in beautiful Mombasa, Kenya. Listen in as they have a friendly conversation about their experiences in credit unions and beyond. Julie is a small business owner,...

Duration:00:31:42

Steph Sherrodd - Focused Vision (#46)

11/8/2019
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“Great leaders are surrounded by a village of great leaders.” - Steph Sherrodd Steph Sherrodd is our guest on episode 46 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Steph is the President and CEO of TDECU in Houston, the largest credit union in Houston and the 4th largest in the state of Texas. Their purpose is to improve the lives of their members, employees, and communities. Steph is very passionate about developing team members to become...

Duration:00:32:03

Bill Cheney - Lead with the Heart (#45)

11/1/2019
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“Our focus is on who we serve and how we serve them. That is what has made us successful.” - Bill Cheney Welcome to episode 45 The CUInsight Experience with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode, Randy welcomes Bill Cheney, the President, and CEO of the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union. They are taping this episode from Mombasa, Kenya, where Bill was the keynote speaker at the 20th SACCA Congress. Bill speaks to us about how SchoolsFirst gives back to their...

Duration:00:47:40

Mollie Bell - The Winding Road (#44)

10/25/2019
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"Go do the thing that makes you uncomfortable, go push yourself, go stretch yourself." - Mollie Bell Welcome to episode 44 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Randy welcomes Mollie Bell to the show. Mollie is the Chief Development Officer at Ent Credit Union in Colorado Springs. Her peers know her as a person with a real passion for helping people reach their full potential. Many who know her say she’s one of the most interesting people...

Duration:00:42:56

Jim Morrell - Unknown Impact (#43)

10/18/2019
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“Community development is not a fad, it’s who we are.” - Jim Morrell Welcome to episode 43 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Randy welcomes Jim Morrell to the show. Jim is the President and CEO of Peninsula Credit Union in Shelton, Washington, he is also involved community and international development and on the board of NACHA. Jim believes that when credit unions are entwined with community purpose, it benefits everyone...

Duration:00:43:44

Monica Belz - Taking the Torch (#42)

10/11/2019
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“Everything we see was created by someone.” - Monica Belz Welcome to episode 42 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Today Randy is talking with Monica Belz, President and CEO of Kauai Government Employees FCU. In essence, credit unions are social enterprises with social missions. Monica discusses what this means and gives us examples of how this impacts how she runs her credit union on Kauai. Monica believes that we can truly forge...

Duration:00:48:09

Miriam De Dios Woodward - Embracing Change (#41)

10/4/2019
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“If you don’t make the time for it, it’s never going to happen.” - Miriam De Dios Woodward Thank you for tuning in to episode 41 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. Today Randy is talking to Miriam De Dios Woodward, the President and CEO of PolicyWorks. Regulatory compliance challenges that confront credit unions change and grow every year. Miriam believes in the value credit unions bring and is dedicated to helping them navigate the...

Duration:00:35:47

John Bratsakis - Be Authentic (#40)

9/27/2019
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“Be who you are whether it's your credit union, you as a leader, or as an individual.” - John Bratsakis Welcome to episode 40 of The CUInsight Experience podcast, hosted by Randy Smith, Co-Founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode, Randy has a conversation with John Bratsakis, the President and CEO of the Maryland and DC Credit Union Association. Giving a voice to credit unions with our legislators is something John feels strongly about. He believes that being present, learning, and...

Duration:00:38:43

Lauren Culp - Looking Forward (#39)

9/20/2019
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“When one of us succeeds, we all rise.” - Lauren Culp Welcome to episode 39 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, Co-Founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode, Randy has a conversation with Lauren Culp, the new Publisher and CEO of CUInsight.com. Randy and Lauren talk about the need for credit unions to embrace their identity and nimbly adapt to changes both for the market and for the workforce. Lauren shares her perspective on how credit unions will be able to keep...

Duration:00:36:59

Amy Downs - Resist Complacency (#38)

9/13/2019
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“It’s not so much what happens to you in life that matters, it’s how you choose to respond to it.” - Amy Downs Welcome to episode 38 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. In this episode, Randy is talking to Amy Downs President and CEO of Allegiance Credit Union in Oklahoma City, she is a motivational speaker, an IronMan Triathlete and an Oklahoma City Bombing survivor. Amy discusses what happened to her and her co-workers when the federal...

Duration:00:45:56