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Executive Committee

Robert Davis

Robert Davis SPHR, CCP - Chair

SVP Human Resources
VyStar Credit Union
davisr@vystarcu.org

Education

  • MBA, Roosevelt University – Business Administration/Marketing
  • BA,. North Park University – Business Administration/Economics
  • Columbia University – Graduate Program for Business Executives

Professional Activities

  • Society for Professional Human Resource Managers
  • World at Work - American Compensation Association

Honors & Awards

  • SPHR
  • CCP

Cindy L. Swigert

Cindy L. Swigert - Vice Chair        

Chief Human Resources Officer
United Federal Credit Union
cswigert@unitedfcu.com

Professional education:

  • M.B.A., Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana
  • B.A. Personnel Administration, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • B.S. Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Professional Activities

  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member 1998 - present
  • CUNA HR Council, Member 2000 - present
  • Credit Union Executive Society, Member 2004 – present
  • President-Elect, Miami Valley Human Resource Association, 2009-10; Member 2003-2010
  • Community Pride Leader, Founding Member: This initiative was formed to market and present the Dayton Region in an effort to encourage families to relocate to the area in support of economic development.
  • Spousal Employment Support Coordinator: Working in conjunction with the Dayton Development Coalition and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base associated with 2005 BRAC awards.
  • HR-Xchange, Founding Member: This monthly roundtable forum was created in cooperation between the Miami Valley Human Resource Association, The Montgomery County Job Center and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Job Seekers Group, Fairhaven Church: Volunteered to provide presentations, assist with resume development, and organized a mock-interview day for this growing ministry to Job Seekers within the community.

Honors & Awards

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Led CEO Competency Model study across credit union industry; results published in CUES CU Management Magazine, August 2011
  • Certified Chief Executive Program, CUES CEO Institute
  • CUNA Financial Management School Parts I and II
  • Korn/Ferry – Lominger Certifications for Leadership Architect®, Choices® and Voices® instruments
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Qualified Administrator, Center for Applications of Psychological Type
  • HR Chally, Certified to interpret the Chally

Lisa Baron

Lisa Baron - 2nd Vice Chair

Sr. VP HR/Talent Management  
Baxter Credit Union
lisa.baron@bcu.org

Education

  • MBA, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
  • B.S., Human Resources, Eastern Illinois University

Professional Activities

  • Member, Society Human Resource Management
  • Member, World at Work
  • Member, CUNA HR/TD Council
  • Board of Directors, Youth and Family Counseling

Honors & Awards

  • CCP – Certified Compensation Professional
  • BCU voted one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Chicago, 2012
  • BCU named to Companies That Care Honor Roll for past nine years

Buddy Bennett

Buddy Bennett

Director of HR, Training & Governmental Affairs   
Cyprus Federal Credit Union
bbennett@cypruscu.com

Education

  • Salt Lake Community College – Associates Degree
  • Western CUNA Management School
  • University of Utah - Currently studying

Professional Activities

  • CUNA HRTD Membership Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Elected CUNA School Class Officer

Rob Carmichael

Rob Carmichael

SVP, Human Resources, Training, Development
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
rcarmichael@mainesavings.com

Education

  • BS Education/Psychology, University of Maine
  • MBA, Thomas College
  • Masters of Strategic Studies, US Army War College
  • Meyers-Briggs Certification Course
  • U.S. Army Organizational Effectiveness Consultant's Course
  • Army Communities of Excellence Award Examiner (Malcolm Baldrige Award Criteria)

Professional Activities

  • Vice Chairman, Wellness Council of Maine Executive Board
  • Director STARBASE Council of Maine
  • Director, Bangor Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Chairman, Human Resources Council, Maine Credit Union League
  • Corporator, Eastern Maine Healthcare
  • Mission Readiness Committee Member (Retired Generals and Admirals)
  • Corporator, Katahdin Area Boy Scout Council
  • Bucksport School System Strategic Planning Team
  • Member, CUNA HR/TD Council
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Chairman, State Council of the Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
  • Police Advisory Council member Town of Bucksport

Honors & Awards

  • Maine Savings voted one of the Best Places to Work in Maine.
  • Maine Savings is a Well Workplace as designated by WELCOA
  • Retired Brigadier General, USA

Jennifer Huggard

Jennifer Huggard

VP Administration
Northwest Credit Union Association
jhuggard@nwcua.org

Professional education:

  • B.A. Psychology, University of Washington

Professional activities:

  • Member, South Puget Sound Chapter SHRM
  • Co-Liaison NWCUA HR & Trainers Council

Honors, awards, or other major accomplishments:

  • Senior Professional of Human Resources

Mark Millwood

Mark Millwood

Director, Human Resources
Eastman Credit Union
mmillwood@ecu.org

Professional education:

  • BS degree, Communication, East Tennessee State University
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI/SHRM
  • PXT Certification, Profiles International
  • Talent Selection Certification, Novations (a Korn-Ferry Company)

Professional activities:

  • Human Resources Committee, United Way of Greater Kingsport
  • Fundraising Committee, Healing Hands Health Center, Bristol, TN
  • LEAD Bristol Participant, Bristol Chamber of Commerce
  • Our China Angels, Leadership Committee Member

Honors, awards, or other major accomplishments:

  • 2005 Forty Under Forty Designation
  • Past Board Member, Eastman Credit Union

Suzanne Oliver

Suzanne Oliver

SVP, Educational Services and Governmental Affairs
Mountain America FCU
soliver@macu.org

Education

  • B.S. Westminster College,  Human Resource Management
  • Western CUNA Management School graduate

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Society for Training & Development
  • Certified Facilitator: DDI; Integrity Solutions; InsideOut Coaching
  • UCUA Education Committee
  • UCAU Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Chair, Small CU Grant Program
  • West Jordan Chamber of Commerce Board Member & Chair of Economic Development Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Utah Business Magazine, 30 Women to Watch
  • Training Magazine, Top 125 Award
  • Utah Credit Union Association Award

Linda Steger

Linda Steger

Vice President of Human Resources
NRL Federal Credit Union
lsteger@nrlfcu.org

Professional education:

  • Business Administration, Prince George Community College
  • Accounting, University of Maryland
  • Bullet Proof Management
  • Leader Effectiveness Training

Professional activities:

  • Member, CUNA HR/TD Council
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, NRLFCU Finance Committee

Honors, awards, or other major accomplishments:

  • HRCI, Professional of Human Resources
  • Established human resources function at NRLFCU to include:
    • Performance Evaluation System
    • Incentive Program
    • Benefits and Salary Administration
    • Education and Development Programs

Nora Swart

Nora Swart

SVP - Talent
Lake Michigan Credit Union
nora.swart@lmcu.org

Professional education:

  • BS - Lake Superior State University

Professional activities:

  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management
  • Member, CUNA HR/TD Council
  • Member, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Health and Human Resource Committee
  • Member, Michigan Business and Professional Association
  • Coordinator, West Michigan Special Olympics, Area 12

Honors, awards, or other major accomplishments:

  • HRCI, Professional of Human Resources
  • LMCU, West Michigan Best & Brightest Places to Work for, 2007-2014
  • LMCU, West Michigan Women in the Workplace Recognition Award
  • 2014 Outstanding Leadership Award Recipient - LMCU Award of Excellence