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From the CEO
December 28, 2018

Dear members:

This is a wonderful time of year to reflect on things we’re grateful for, and here at Corporate One there are a lot of things for which to be thankful. First and foremost, I’m grateful for our members. Thanks to your ongoing support, we had another strong year financially while providing vital funding, settlement, payment, and digital solutions. We’re wrapping up another successful year with projected net income of $13 million thanks to our strong business model and due in part to the success of many of our strategic initiatives.

Along with our members’ support and financial strength, I’m also grateful for:

  • The dedication and passion of our experienced board of directors. Our shared, strategic vision for Corporate One will help us continue to be a strong strategic partner to our members and help you navigate the evolving financial services landscape.
  • The continued success of our CUSOs: Lucro Commercial Solutions (formerly MBS) and Accolade Asset/Liability Advisory Services. Both CUSOs continue to drive value and offer strategic support to credit unions nationwide.
  • The formation of a brand new CUSO to help credit unions develop a digital transformation plan that meets their strategic vision and organizational objectives and optimize the member experience. This new CUSO will be formally announced soon, and I’m excited to share what they have in store!
  • The establishment of a new, skillful leadership team, which I’ll announce next month. We’ve already added a new member to our family with the selection of Dave Fearing as the new president/CEO of Accolade. Dave brings more than 20 years of experience serving credit unions and the credit union industry to the table, and we’re looking forward to welcoming him on board.
  • The opportunities to meet with so many of you since becoming CEO/president. I very much enjoyed attending events like Leadership Experience, the Mississippi Credit Union League’s CEO Dialogue, and the recent Be Merry & Mingle Luncheons where I was able to talk with you and your senior management teams on a more personal level.
  • A future that looks bright both for Corporate One and our members. As we wrap up a strong 2018, I’m looking forward to 2019 and the many ways we can help you succeed and serve your members better.

On behalf of all of us at Corporate One, thank you for your continued support, and we wish you all the best in the New Year!

Melissa Ashley