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Introducing our new CEO and President: Melissa Ashley
September 5, 2018

Dear members:

As Corporate One’s newly appointed president and CEO, I am thrilled at the opportunity to serve the nearly 800 members of Corporate One, along with the hundreds of other credit unions served through Corporate One’s CUSOs. As I discussed with our board of directors, I am looking forward to working with all of you to drive a shared vision for Corporate One that continues its tradition of partnering with credit unions – helping you succeed and creating new ways to drive value to you and to your members.

For those of you who may not know much about me, I have had the pleasure of working at Corporate One for nearly 20 years. Over the last several years, my responsibilities broadened, and I oversaw strategic planning, marketing, core systems operations and human resources in addition to my accounting and finance responsibilities as CFO. I am a Certified Public Accountant and joined Corporate One after working at a Big Four accounting firm. I’m a proud graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a minor in computer science. I’m also a central Ohio native.

As I settle into my new role, I’m energized about the opportunities ahead. It’s a great time to be serving credit unions; and, Corporate One is well positioned to serve you successfully because we have such a strong and outstanding foundation. We have a visionary and supportive board, talented management and staff, incredible loyalty amongst our membership, financial strength, a robust menu of products and services, and most importantly, passion. But we are also in a time of rapid change. There are monumental shifts in payments, technology, and perhaps most importantly, customer/member expectations that we must, and will, address. Fortunately, Corporate One is already helping our members make the transition to faster payments and digital experiences, and enabling them to remain competitive in the evolving financial services landscape.

I also want to say a special thank you to former president and CEO, Lee Butke. Corporate One was very fortunate to have had such a thoughtful and visionary leader. Lee led this company successfully through the economic downturn, a corporate credit union merger and helped craft an enduring vision for the future. I look forward to carrying on Lee’s legacy of dedication, innovation and service – partnering with you to better serve your own members.

In the coming months, we’re planning several member engagement events, which will be great opportunities to get to know each other better. I’m looking forward to meeting with you and hearing how things are going at your credit union. I want to better understand how Corporate One can continue to help your credit union be successful, and I’d like to share with you my priorities for ensuring Corporate One remains one of your most valuable and trusted partners. So, stay tuned for the announcement of those event dates, times and locations. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to me directly if I can be of service. My email is mashley@corporateone.coop, and my phone is 614/825-9351. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best,
Melissa Ashley
President/CEO