Southwest CUNA Management School (SCMS)
Cornerstone Credit Union League
SCMS On-site Logistics & Student Ambassador
Cookie is Training Director for Cornerstone Credit Union League (formerly Texas Credit Union League), a position she has held since 2001. Cookie’s financial career began in the late 60’s while working at First National Bank in Dallas in the check processing, adjustments, and internal auditing departments. This included working with credit unions while the Texas Credit Union League’s service corporation contracted with the Bank as the initial conduit for the credit union share draft program. In December of 1980, that function was transferred from First National to TCUL Services [name changed to Credit Union Resources—a subsidiary of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, and Cookie was also ready for a career change. That journey took her to the Payment Systems operation of Services where she served as an assistant manager in the Adjustments Department until transferring to the League’s Training & Events department, as an event coordinator in May of 1993. Cookie’s experience includes support for the Southwest CUNA Management School and today she has the lead role in a variety of conferences and seminars offered by the League, including the Volunteers Forum, Lending Seminars, as well as providing meetings support for the Texas Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) and the League’s events at the CUNA GAC.
After working in the credit union industry for over 30 years, her favorite part of her responsibilities is being on site at a conference (after all the work that goes into putting it together) and seeing all the familiar faces and talking to credit union folks that attend the League events. She is a life-long resident of Dallas, Texas, and attended North Texas State University and University of Texas at Arlington. Cookie has two grown children and her favorite pastime is to hear live music at small venues and clubs.