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Melissa Ashley, CPA
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Melissa was named president/CEO of Corporate One in 2018, after nearly two decades of working at the corporate. She joined Corporate One in 1999 following a tenure at a Big Four accounting firm. Through the years, Melissa has served in various roles, including controller, vice president of finance, and executive vice president/chief financial officer.

Melissa serves on the board of directors of two of Corporate One’s wholly owned CUSOs (Lucro Commercial Solutions and Sherpa, as chairperson), and is also a board member for eDOC Innovations, an ecommerce software development company focused on providing mobile enterprise digital transaction management solutions for credit unions and other small financial institutions.

Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. She has also achieved the Certified Chief Executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES) and is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio.


Denise Brown
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
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Denise is responsible for Corporate One’s departments of finance, funds management, human resources, office of portfolio project management, and facilities. Denise joined Corporate One in 2005 as assistant vice president, controller and has been involved in all financial aspects of the organization and its subsidiaries. Denise is also the chairperson for Accolade Asset/Liability Services’ board of directors.

Prior to joining Corporate One, Denise had more than 18 years of experience in financial management, accounting department operations, budgeting/forecasting, tax preparation, cost accounting, and cash management with Airnet Systems and Metatec International, Inc.

Denise received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from The Ohio State University and is a certified public accountant.


Tammy Cantrell
EVP, Chief Product Strategist
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Tammy has been a member of Corporate One’s senior management team since 1998. She serves on Corporate One’s ALCO and Credit committees and is responsible for recommending strategic direction and policies to the Board. She also manages the Balance Sheet and Operations teams, executing strategic initiatives. Tammy also serves on several boards, including Lucro Commercial Solutions (as chairperson), the Ohio CU Foundation (as secretary/treasurer), Primary Financial (as secretary), EPCOR, and Sherpa Technologies.

Tammy started her career at Corporate One in 1994, overseeing the investment department. Prior to her positions with Corporate One, she 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. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Franklin University.


Michael Gampp
SVP, Chief Risk Officer
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Mike is responsible for Corporate One’s risk management program, which includes credit investment risk, enterprise business continuity and disaster recovery, vendor management, and interest rate regulatory compliance. Mike also serves as a member of the board of director’s enterprise risk management and ALCO committees.

Prior to serving as SVP, chief risk officer for Corporate One, Mike worked for Corporate One’s CUSO Accolade Asset/Liability Advisory Services as an Investment Advisor Representative, beginning in 2013. In 2017 Mike was promoted to vice president of Accolade’s Advisory Services. Mike has also formerly served as the president and CEO of American Savings Bank.

Mike has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration from Morehead State University.


Paul Hixon
EVP, Chief Member Engagement Officer
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With more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations, Paul oversees management of Corporate One’s marketing, member relationship, and member service departments. He provides strategic marketing leadership and drives key initiatives by promoting products, services, and branding for both Corporate One and its credit union service organizations (CUSOs).

Paul began his career with Corporate One in 1999. In 2003, he was promoted to AVP, marketing manager and in 2008 to VP, marketing, where he was responsible for developing short and long-term marketing strategies and providing strategic recommendations and support to the senior management team. He also has served as the chair for the Association of Corporate Credit Union’s Public Relations Task Force.

Prior to Corporate One, Paul worked for the marketing teams at Telhio and Columbus Ohio Teachers credit unions and as Account Executive for a large public relations firm in the Columbus area.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from The Ohio State University.


Jim Horlacher
EVP, Chief Information Officer
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Jim joined Corporate One following the merger with Southeast Corporate in 2012. He serves in the same capacity he did at Southeast Corporate and is responsible for planning, organization, and administration of the corporate’s information technology (IT) programs, as well as the management of all aspects of their IT infrastructure.

Prior to joining Southeast, Jim served as senior vice president, chief information and systems officer with Security Savings Bank in Olathe, Kansas. He also previously served as Assistant Vice President and Director of Information Technology Services for the Federal Home Loan Bank in Topeka, Kansas. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.