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Lee C. Butke

Butke joined Corporate One as president/CEO in May 1998. He began his 40-year credit union career at Wright Patt Credit Union as a management trainee, progressing to a vice president position. Butke then served for over a decade as the CEO of Day Air and Telhio credit unions before arriving at Corporate One, where he has been for 20 years.

Butke presently serves on the board of the Community Depository Institution Advisory Committee (CDIAC) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and the board of Primary Financial Company LLC. He previously served on the board of The National Credit Union Foundation (The Foundation). Butke is a recipient of a CUES Golden Mirror Award for Service and was voted “CEO of the Year” by the readers of Credit Union Times.

Butke holds an undergraduate degree from Miami University with a major in finance and an MBA in finance from Wright State University.

Melissa Ashley, CPA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ashley joined Corporate One in 1999. She is responsible for the finance and accounting functions, including treasury operations, the core systems and financial analysis and planning. She is also an associate member of Corporate One's credit committee. Additionally, Ashley serves on the company’s asset/liability committee, which maintains oversight of the company’s balance sheet and proposes policies concerning the structure of assets and liabilities, coordination of risk, capital funding and liquidity matters. Further, she manages the Marketing Department as well as Human Resources and Facilities.

Ashley began her career with Corporate One as assistant vice president and controller, and was named vice president in 2003. She serves on the boards of Accolade Investment Advisory LLC, the wholly owned CUSO of Corporate One, and eDoc Innovations. Prior to joining Corporate One, she spent seven years at KPMG LLP, where she attained the position of audit manager.

Tammy Cantrell
Executive Vice President, Asset/Liability Management

Cantrell joined Corporate One in 1994. She also serves as a member of Corporate One’s asset/liability committee. Under her management, Cantrell is responsible for optimizing returns in the four investment portfolios, executing investment trades with broker/dealers, recommending investment policy and strategy changes to the Board of Directors, and monitoring market and credit conditions for timely purchase and sale recommendations. She also oversees Corporate One's Lending, Operations and Member Services Departments and is a member of Corporate One’s credit committee.

Cantrell formerly served Corporate One as vice president, asset/liability management and investments for more than four years. Prior to her positions with Corporate One, Cantrell spent 13 years with the School Employees Retirement System of Ohio, where she managed the system’s short-term portfolio and analyzed fixed-income and equity securities.


Joseph Ghammashi, CRP
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Ghammashi joined Corporate One in 2005. He has more than 25 years of financial services experience, both in a risk taking capacity and in a risk management and mitigation role. Ghammashi’s experience encompasses investment, balance sheet management, strategic planning, as well as, interest rate, market, credit, operational and technology risk. Ghammashi has a track record of developing, implementing and maintaining risk management processes at several financial institutions. As Chief Risk Officer, Ghammashi is responsible for the development and implementation of an enterprise wide risk management function.

Jim Horlacher
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Horlacher joined Corporate One following the merger with Southeast Corporate on July 1, 2012.  He served in the same capacity at Southeast Corporate where he was responsible for planning, organization and administering the corporate’s information technology (IT) programs, as well as the management of all aspects of their IT infrastructure. Prior to joining Southeast, Horlacher served as senior vice president, chief information and systems officer with Security Savings Bank in Olathe, Kansas. He was responsible for the bank's technology infrastructure. He also served as assistant vice president and director of information technology services for Federal Home Loan Bank in Topeka, Kansas.

Keith Riddle
Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions Development

Keith is responsible for new product development and management of Corporate One's enterprise innovation framework. Keith has more than 30 years of financial services experience in new product development, partnership management, direct sales, strategic planning, and marketing. He also possesses in-depth knowledge of digital technologies, payment processing platforms, and managed solutions offerings.