Highly skilled with a track record of success, our leaders are actively engaged to work effectively for you.
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
SVP, Member Solutions
Prior to joining the League in 2006, Joni served as President of the Midwest Association of Credit Unions for four years. There, she worked on a variety of member programs and services, as well as regulatory and legislative matters.
Joni graduated summa cum laude from Benedictine University with a BA in Organizational Leadership. She also holds the Credit Union Development Educator, Credit Union Compliance Expert and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist designations. In addition, Joni is the 2014 recipient of CUNA’s CU Hero award.
SVP, Governmental Affairs
SVP, Regulatory Affairs & Member Outreach
Patrick provides critical advocacy and consulting services to member credit unions with regard to regulatory examination compliance and technical issues. He also provides related education and training in a number of venues to advise credit unions of trends in credit union operations and help develop corrective plans to address specific operational challenges. In addition, Patrick supervises the league’s Department of Regulatory Affairs and Member Outreach.
Prior to joining ICUL, Patrick started with the Department of Financial Institutions in 1987 as a credit union examiner and assumed the role of assistant supervisor in 1995. In 1999, he became the supervisor of the Credit Union Division.
Ashley Niebur Sharp
VP, State Advocacy and Legislative Counsel
AVP, Member Outreach
Before beginning his professional career, Pat served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam Era war veteran and was honorably discharged in 1974. He graduated with high honors from Southwest Illinois College with a degree in business management. He is a Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE), Certified Strategic Planner (CSP), Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE), and a Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS).
Executive Director, Illinois Credit Union Foundation
Political Action Director
Manager, Member Resources
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Kari assists credit unions with training on various issues, speaks at chapter events, conducts website/e-banking reviews, and reviews advertising disclosures. She also shares in facilitating the Compliance Peer Networking Group meetings with her compliance colleagues. Kari holds an associate’s degree in paralegal studies and has earned the CUNA Certified Credit Union Compliance Expert and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist designations.
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