WCMS Faculty

Lucy Ito

Lucy Ito served as president & CEO of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS) from 2014-2021. NASCUS is the national voice of the state credit union system, advocating for a robust dual-charter credit union system that mutually and equitably benefits both state and federally chartered credit unions. As the professional organization for …

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Josh Sledge

Josh Sledge

As Senior Director, Josh leads Filene’s Incubator program, which tests innovative solutions with the potential to help credit unions grow and increase member financial well-being. With over a decade of experience in cross-sector innovation, he collaborates with credit unions and other industry stakeholders on live pilot tests to identify and scale products, strategies, and technology …

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Cortney Angeley

Cortney aims to prepare credit unions for the next generation. She thrives on making human connections to understand what drives people and then helps guide them to act using research-based solutions. These connections, insights, and passion are the pillars that guide Cortney’s approach to leading Filene’s communities. Cortney has more than 14 years of experience …

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Christie Kimbell

Christie Kimbell

With passion, leadership and her sharp business mindset, Christie Kimbell leads Filene’s marketing strategy, account management, events and communities (i3 and Cooperative Trust). She is driving the Filene brand experience across stakeholder groups and providing proven solutions to increase financial wellness across our members organizations.  With 18 years of marketing leadership and 12 years in business …

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Asha Srikantiah

Asha Srikantiah

Asha Srikantiah is a professor at the Hive at the Claremont Colleges, where she teaches human centered design and innovation to students from across the consortium, and beyond.  She is passionate about building new initiatives that tackle real human problems, and excited by the intersection of business strategy and design. Prior to joining the faculty …

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Maria Quijada

Maria Quijada

Maria Alejandra Quijada is an Assistant Professor at MSU Denver in Denver Colorado. Dr. Quijada, started her career as a software engineer and a financial analyst and through these, discovered how crucial the human element is to the functioning of an organization. It did not matter that her spreadsheets sat and did tricks, it was …

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Cristina Miller

Cristina Miller

Cristina Miller is a Partner at SW&M, with over 20 years of experience. Cristina is the leader of the firm’s Employment Law practice group. She advises financial institution management teams on all aspects of employment and personnel matters. This consists of ensuring clients are up to date on any rules or regulations, with focus on …

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Michael Kuehlwein

Dr. Mike Kuehlwein received his B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College in 1980, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from M.I.T. in 1988. In the fall of 1987 he started teaching in the economics department at Pomona College, where he is now the George E. and Nancy O. Moss Professor of …

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William J. Adler

Bill Adler’s representation of the firm’s clients focuses on credit union regulatory matters, personnel matters, accounting issues, complex non-qualified retirement plan matters and mergers. His experience, combined with his credit union specific legal and accounting knowledge, has proven to be a very valuable resource in successfully resolving numerous credit union matters. Bill received his bachelor …

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Michelle Bligh

Michelle Bligh is a professor in the Drucker-Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Her research interests include charismatic leadership, interpersonal trust, and political and executive leadership. Her work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership, Employee Relations, Leadership Quarterly, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Group and Organization Management, Journal of …

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