first_imgWhen people ask me what I do for my job, my standard reply is that I get to play with my friends, make new ones and get paid to do it. But to get a little more specific, my actual title is VP/Sales and Member Relations for the southeast region for CUES. I live in Oviedo, FL; the organization is headquartered in Madison, WI. My job entails developing and fostering relationships with credit unions for education and talent development, and serving as a key point of contact and a resource for the members in my region.My work involves a lot of communicating and interaction, gathering intelligence on the hot-button issues facing the industry, identifying resources necessary to ensure success and raising the overall knowledge base of CUES members about our objectives. Basically, it all comes down to relationships, which is really how I ended up in this role, although my history in the credit union industry did provide me with a great foundation for the job.That started in July 1988 when I was hired as a teller at Fairwinds Credit Union in Orlando (at that time it was Navy Orlando Federal Credit Union). I had no intention of staying whatsoever. It was just a job that would help pay the bills and make it possible to move from Indiana to Florida, where it doesn’t snow and where I grew up spending spring break visiting relatives every year since second grade. continue reading » 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more