|P.O. Box 21550|
Chattanooga, TN 37424-0550
|1317 Hickory Valley Rd|
Chattanooga, TN 37421-5604
|Phone: 423-899-2425 or 800-572-7359|
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Tennessee Credit Union League Staff
Fred Robinson, President (Extension 1209)
Fred Robinson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Credit Union League and its affiliates, CU Services, Inc. and League Capital, Inc. Mr. Robinson has served in this capacity since November 1, 2012. Previously he served as Vice President Governmental affairs. He has been employed by the League since 1983.
Cynthia Dunn, Vice President, Finance & Administration (Extension 1204)
Cynthia is primarily responsible for the bookkeeping functions of the League and its affiliates, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger accounting. She works closely with outside auditors, compiles financial reports and analysis, prepares monthly financial statements. Cynthia has been with the League since 1983.
Kimberly S. Bohannon, CUCE, BSACS, Chief Innovation Officer (Extension 1208)
As Chief Innovation Officer (CINO), Kim is responsible for the development and delivery of association services in the areas of compliance, education, and communications. Kim is a certified Credit Union Compliance Expert, Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist, and a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. Kim joined the league in 2019. She was previously the Vice President of Compliance and Risk Management with Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union and has worked with the North Carolina Credit Union League and Navy Federal Credit Union.
David Griffiths, Chief Revenue Officer (Extension 1215)
David has worked with Credit Unions, Leagues, Regulators & insurance companies for over 30 years. David has a strong background consulting on various topics such as insurance, payments, leadership, and operational efficiencies and their impact on financial institutions. This background provides Mr. Griffiths with a clear understanding of the unique needs of financial institutions to be a trusted resource that they can rely upon.
David has spoken at a number of credit union movement events on a wide number of topics such as Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, Payments & Employee Benefits. In addition, he has conducted numerous planning and leadership sessions.
David earned his Management degree from North Central College, Naperville, Illinois. He is a nine-time qualifier for President’s Council and is a past qualifier for Leadership Excellence. David has his Life, Health, Property & Casualty insurance licenses.
David resides in Tennessee with his wife
Sarah Waters, Vice President Governmental Affairs (Extension 1212)
As Vice President Governmental Affairs, Sarah oversees the governmental affairs strategy for the league including lobbying, advocacy, grassroots, and fundraising. Prior to joining the League, Sarah served as Senior Grassroots Manager for NFIB and oversaw advocacy efforts in over 15 states. Before that, Sarah served as Political Programs Manager for CUNA where she assisted with CULAC fundraising and events, and election efforts.
Sarah graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a fan of all things Tar Heel. She lives in Franklin, TN with her husband, Justin, and three boys – Langston, Griffin, and Jude.
Zack Czengoldi, Director, Information Technology (Extension 1202)
Zack is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions at the League. He has been working with the League since 2000 as a consultant and joined the League in 2016 as a full-time director.
Criss Browning, Director, Business Development (Extension 1251)
Criss Browning is the Director of Business Development. In this role, Criss assists in the research and evaluation of new products and services for credit unions and works in the consultative sales process for products and services of CU Services and its business partners. He serves as a relationship manager to assigned credit unions by providing counsel and guidance in a wide variety of areas essential to the successful development of credit unions, including operations, financial analysis, marketing, new products and services, strategic planning, and training. He also works with groups across the State in the chartering of new credit unions. Criss was employed by the League in 1988.
Matt Coniglio, Governmental Affairs (Extension 1201)
Matt Coniglio is Director of Education & Communications for the Tennessee Credit Union League. His primary responsibility is the coordination of training for credit union staff, management and volunteers, through conferences, seminars, workshops, and webinars. Matt serves as liaison to TNMIC, the League’s young professionals organization and to credit union league chapters. He also helps coordinate philanthropic programs with credit unions. He is responsible for a variety of League communications, including Management Notes. Matt has been with the League since 2014.
Sherry Martinez, Executive Secretary (Extension 1200)
Sherry Martinez currently serves as Administrative Assistant to the League President. She maintains all records of League Board meetings, manages the ballot mailing for the election of League Directors and provides administrative support to the League President and other management staff as required. She joined the League in April 2019.
Leisa Massingill, Manager Shared Branching/Technical Support Specialist (Extension 1209)
Leisa Massingill currently serves as Manager Shared Branching providing technical support in the implementation/operations of shared branching for CU Services, Inc., including training and other back-office support. She also assists with other card programs. Leisa has worked for the League since 1988 and previously managed the League’s correspondence card programs.
Caroline Alexander, Member Engagement Coordinator (Extension 1211)
Caroline is the newest member of the League and her responsibilities include coordinating events and communication with the Chief Innovation Officer and developing communications for the Young Professionals group to increase engagement.
Caroline graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science. Her experience includes program and education development, public speaking, and communications.
Ginger Holler, Financial Assistant (Extension 1213)
As Financial Assistant, Ginger is responsible for assisting the VP of Finance & Administration with administrative and accounting functions as well as assisting the Director of Education/Communication with meeting material preparation and registrations.
David B. Kesler, General Counsel
David Kesler concentrates his practice in employment law and defending employers in employment litigation and arbitrations. He has represented a number of national and international corporate clients in employment litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has been lead counsel at all stages of the litigation, including discovery, summary judgment, bench and jury trials, and appellate argument. He was part of a team that completed the successful representation of a national client in having a class action discrimination lawsuit decertified. Mr. Kesler regularly represents employers in the investigation and defense of charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and comparable state agencies, including preparation of position statements in response to charges, participation in on-site interviews, and negotiation of conciliation agreements. Mr. Kesler regularly counsels employers in employment decisions, including hiring, promotions and terminations, and drafts employment contracts and separation agreements. He also assists clients in drafting employment policies and generally in complying with the various federal, state and local statutes and regulations affecting the employment relationship.
Dustin Goforth, Lobbyist
Dustin Goforth of Farrar & Bates works closely with the governmental affairs team of the Tennessee Credit Union League, monitoring legislation of interest to the League and providing direct lobbying efforts for the League before the legislative and executive branches of Tennessee State Government.
Jim Spears, Lobbyist
Jim Spears, founder and owner of Spears Public Strategies, works closely with the governmental affairs team of the Tennessee Credit Union League, monitoring legislation of interest to the League and providing direct lobbying efforts for the League before the legislative and executive branches of Tennessee State Government.
John McKechnie, Lobbyist
John McKechnie, a partner in the firm of Total Spectrum, works closely with the governmental affairs team of the Tennessee Credit Union League, monitoring legislation of interest to the League and providing direct lobbying efforts for the League before the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government.
Nathan H. Ridley, Legislative Counsel
Nathan Ridley of the firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings serves as legislative counsel and lobbyist for the Tennessee Credit Union League, reviewing all state legislation filed to determine bills that will affect Tennessee credit unions and reviews and drafts amendments as necessary. Nathan also provides lobbying efforts as directed by League management.