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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 she has served in various roles, including controller, vice president of finance, and executive vice president/chief financial officer. She serves on the board of directors of three of Corporate One’s wholly owned CUSOs (Accolade Advisory, Lucro Commercial Solutions and Sherpa, as chairman), 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.

She has a bachelor’s of science in accounting with a minor in computer science from The Ohio State University; has achieved the Certified Chief Executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES); and, is a certified public accountant in the state of Ohio.


Tammy Cantrell
Executive Vice President, Asset/Liability Management
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Tammy 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.

Tammy formerly served Corporate One as vice president, asset/liability management and investments for more than four years. Prior to her positions with Corporate One, Tammy 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.


Jim Horlacher
Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
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Jim 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, Jim 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.


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.


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.


Del Huff
SVP, General Counsel
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Del serves as Corporate One’s legal adviser and provides enterprise-wide leadership to Corporate One and its CUSOs. In addition to serving directly as General Counsel to the board of directors and its committees, Del also directs Corporate One’s BSA/AML program and is responsible for drafting board policy, board governance, legal review of documents, and coordinating litigation issues.

Del joined Corporate One in 2013 as VP, General Counsel. Prior to joining Corporate One, Del worked for the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio where he provided legal support for the business areas of information technology, human resources, investments, facilities management, and business continuity planning.

Del obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Capital University Law School and his master’s and undergraduate degrees from The Ohio State University.