Jeff Frank

Chairperson

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Jeff has worked for GROWMARK since 2008 and currently holds the position of Agronomy Business Operations Manager. He began serving on the IAA Credit Union board as a Director in 2014 and became Chairperson in September 2016. He previously served on the Asset/Liability Management Committee and currently serves as Chairperson on the Personnel and Nominating Committees. Jeff is originally from Cherry Valley, Illinois and began his career with the Illinois Agricultural Auditing Association in 2004. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Jeff states: "It is a pleasure to serve the Family of Companies and IAACU Members as part of the IAACU Board of Directors and it is an honor to hold the position of Board Chairperson.”

Greg Bee

Vice-Chairperson

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Greg has been employed by Country Financial for 30 years and currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer in the Information Technology organization. He began serving as an elected Director on the IAACU Board in 2016. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board as well as on the New Board Member Selection Committee. A graduate of Lincoln High School, Greg holds an MBA from Illinois State University, and Bachelor’s degrees in Applied Computer Science and Economics, also from Illinois State University. Greg is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) and holds certifications as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Risk & Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Governance of Information Technology (CGEIT).  Greg also holds insurance certifications as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (CHFC), and Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI).  Greg states he: "is honored to serve the IAA Credit Union members as an IAACU Board Director as the IAACU continues to provide outstanding member benefits now and into the future”.

 


John Hawkins

Secretary

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John currently serves as Secretary of the IAACU Board of Directors and is also a member of the Personnel Committee. He is one of the IAA representatives on the board.  John worked for Illinois Farm Bureau for 26 years, serving as News Service Director and Farm Information Web Editor in the News & Communications division. In 2016 he retired from Illinois Farm Bureau and is now active in his local community and church.   He is currently Chairman of the Sangamon County Board of Review, member and former chair of the Sangamon Conservancy Trust board of directors, former chair of the Buffalo Hart Township Community Building board, and serves as an elder with the Buffalo Hart Presbyterian Church.  John and his wife, Kathy, live on the family farm near Buffalo, IL in Sangamon County. John believes being a credit union member is a great way to build a secure financial future for your family through every stage of life.


Geneva Aberle

Treasurer

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Geneva joined the Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Family of Companies in 2005 and currently serves as IFB Controller.  Before joining IFB, she held various accounting positions of increasing responsibility in public accounting for three years and worked for COUNTRY Financial in Corporate Tax .  She presently serves as IAACU Board Treasurer and as a member of the Assets/Liability Management Committee.  Geneva holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). 


Jenny Thayer

 

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Jenny has been employed by COUNTRY Financial for 19 years.  She has over a decade of leadership experience in various roles within Finance and Human Resources and currently serves as Director, Total Rewards. She began serving as an IAACU Director in 2009 and has been a member of the Personnel Committee since that time.  She also currently serves on the ALM Committee. A graduate of Clinton High School, Jenny holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Millikin University and an MBA from Illinois State University.   Jenny states she has been proud to have the opportunity to serve on the IAACU Board, an entity that takes great pride in providing exemplary products and services to its members.


Brent Ericson

 

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Brent has been employed by GROWMARK, Inc. for 35 years. He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President, Member Business. Brent has held a number of positions within GROWMARK including Vice President, Grain Division, and General Manager, GRAINCO FS, Inc. He currently represents GROWMARK, Inc. on multiple boards of directors in the United States and Ontario, Canada. He was elected to the IAA Credit Union board in 2014. He is currently a member of the Personnel Committee and previously served as a member of the ALM Committee.. A graduate of Larkin High School in Elgin, Brent earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agri-Business Management from Western Illinois University. He is a member of Illinois Farm Bureau, the Illinois Soybean Association, and the Illinois Corn Growers Association. He has also been a committee member for the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois and is a past Vice-President of the Grundy County Economic Development Council. Brent considers it an honor to serve on the IAA Credit Union Board and believes the focus on member financial well-being, integrity, and the financial strength of the Credit Union make it an outstanding organization to be associated with as a board member and member-owner.

Kristin Adams


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Kristin joined COUNTRY Financial in 2000 and currently serves as Director of Agency Recruiting & Development.  Prior to her current position, Kristin served as Director of Agency Support, along with various other positions in Human Resources.  Kristin was an active board member at Mclean County Center for Human Services from 2011-2016 and Board President in 2014.  Kristin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications with a minor in Business from the University of Nebraska.  She also holds her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation and is a graduate of COUNTRY Financial’s Leadership Development program.  Kristin has served on the IAACU board since 2015 and is currently serving as Supervisory Committee Chair.

Dan Schlipmann

 

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Dan Schlipmann has been employed by Illinois Farm Bureau since 2014 and currently serves as Field Support Director in the Member Services and Public Relations division.  Prior to working for IFB, Dan worked at COUNTRY Financial in Corporate Human Resources and has been working for the IAA Family of Companies since 2004.  Dan graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in Business Administration and Marketing, is a graduate of Leadership McLean County, and holds the Charted Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.  Dan has been involved as a youth baseball, basketball, and soccer coach and Cub Scout leader.  Since 2005, Dan and his wife have coordinated and led the annual AIM at Melanoma Walk in Normal, IL to help raise awareness and funds towards melanoma cancer research.  Dan appreciates the opportunity to serve on the IAACU Board; as the IAACU provides an outstanding value, benefit, and service to its members!


Carl Bridges

 

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Carl has been employed by COUNTRY Financial since July 2014. He is currently the Director of Vendor Management. He was elected as a Director on the IAACU Board in April 2017. A graduate of Fenwick High School, Carl also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. Over the past several years, Carl has actively volunteered to mentorship. He has coached several youth sports organizations, supported the COUNTRY Financial Leading and Learning program for underserved local H.S. students, and mentored college interns. Carl "is honored to be given the opportunity to serve as an IAACU Board Member, as the Credit Union continues to provide outstanding member benefits, supports financial literacy for youths and supports many local organizations and initiatives.