SCMS Team - Administration, Committees & Faculty

Administration & Strategy Team

  • Janine McBee, CMM, CUDE, honorary alum
    SCMS Director, Cornerstone League
  • Tamra Gaines, CMM, CUDE
    Vice President, Experiences & Events, Cornerstone League
  • Amber Bailey
    Education Manager, Experiences & Events, Cornerstone League

Core Strategy, Faculty, and Evaluator Team

  • Robert Hamer, chief strategist and evaluator
    retired president/CEO, Mobiloil CU
  • Eric Mangham, financial management strategist and evaluator
    CFO, Arkansas FCU 
  • John Vardallas, CAE, CUDE, chief strategist and evaluator
    Founder/CEO of
    Co-Founder and Editor of “Today’s BoomeR” Digital Magazine 
  • Brian Hamilton, lending 
    President, CU Direct Connect
  • Amy Herbig, branding 
    CEO, The BA Group
  • Anne Legg, data analytics 
    Founder, THRIVE Strategic Services 
    Author of Big Data/Big Climb: A credit union playbook for leveraging data and talent to achieve revolutionary member relationships
  • Lily Newfarmer, Class of 1999, I-CUDE, mentor
    President/CEO, Tarrant County’s CU 
  • Jeff Rendel, CSP, adaptive leadership 
    President, Rising Above Enterprises
  • Suzanne Yashewski, advocacy and compliance strategist
    Cornerstone League

Faculty, Academic Advisors & Campus Liaisons - Texas Christian University

  • Brandon Chicotsky. Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Marketing, Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business
  • Shannon Shipp, Ph.D., CEA, MAFF
    Associate Professor, Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business

Faculty Team

  • Amanda Dawson
    Business Operations Consultant, Cornerstone Resources
  • Chris Gill
    Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance Solutions, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Troy Hall, Ph.D.
    Chief Strategy Officer, South Carolina Federal Credit Union
    Author of Cohesion Culture: Proven Principles to Retain Your Top Talent
  • Michael Kloiber
    President/CEO, Tinker FCU
  • Carlos Molina
    Senior Consultant, Risk and Compliance Solutions, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Michael Petrone
    Risk Management Consultant, Risk and Compliance Solutions, CUNA Mutual Group
  • Jim Phelps, CAE
    EVP and Chief Advocacy Officer, Cornerstone League
  • Craig A. Piercy, BSEE, MBA, PHD
    Director, Online Master of Business and Technology Program
    Department of MIS, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia
  • Dave Rosenberg, CPBA | CPDFA
    Speaker, Business Coach, Locked On Leadership
    Author of Locked on Leadership: The Tactical Business Guide to Creating a Culture of Consistency, Courage and Caring
  • Sam Taft
    AVP of Analytics, Callahan & Associates
  • Tim Taylor
    VP of Advisory Services, Callahan & Associates
  • Christopher Uhl, CMA, MOSM
    Senior ALM Consultant, Catalyst Corporate
  • Mark Sievewright
    Founder and CEO, Sievewright & Associates
    Co-author of Digital Live with Guillermo Kopp
  • Mark Wert
    Senior Advisor, Strategic Solutions, Catalyst Corporate


TCU Neeley School of Business

Thank You 2021 Sponsors

Academic Fellow

CUNA Mutual GroupCornerstone Resources

Academic Patron

Catalyst Corporate FCUCornerstone League

Educational Sponsor

Cornerstone Foundation

Thrive Strategic Services

The BA Group


Rising Above Interprises

Friends of SCMS

Arkansas FCU
Bossier FCU
Callahan & Associates, Inc.
JRF Consulting Services

Neen James Communications, LLC
Sievewright & Associates
South Carolina FCU
Tarrant County's CU

TheAmericanBoomeR Group
Tinker FCU
Young Money University