WESTconsin Credit Union's Corporate Team

Lora Benrud

Chief Executive Officer

Lora Benrud began working at WESTconsin Credit Union in 1984 and is the fourth president in the company’s history. Prior to becoming CEO in August 2014, she held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Lora has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Mount Senario College and a Master of Science degree in Management Technology from University of Wisconsin–Stout. She presently serves on the boards for Stepping Stones of Dunn County and the Western Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross. Lora enjoys sporting and outdoor activities, traveling, and reading.

Jay Fahl

Chief Marketing Officer

Jay Fahl began working at WESTconsin Credit Union in 1989. He possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Stout. Jay serves on the School District of the Menomonie Area Board of Education as Vice President, Free Clinic of the Menomonie Area board, Menomonie High School Business & Marketing Education Advisory Committee, and DECA district and state Career Development Conferences as judge and awards session announcer. Many listen to Jay on radio play-by-play for local sporting events. In his free time, Jay enjoys supporting his children’s activities, traveling, and downhill skiing.

Jim Wookey

Chief Operations Officer

Jim Wookey has been an employee of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1994. He obtained his education from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in Business Administration. Jim’s involvements include Menomonie Rotary Club, Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hudson Hot Air Affair Committee, Hudson’s Sunrise Lion’s Club and many other community efforts. In his personal time, Jim enjoys golfing, reading and spending quality time with his family.

Niki Yarrington

Chief Talent Officer

Niki Yarrington has been working at WESTconsin since 2003, and was promoted to the credit union’s Corporate Team in November 2012. Niki possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, and has a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. She serves on the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin–Northwest District Board of Directors and is active with Cub Scouts. In her free time, Niki enjoys traveling, camping and family activities.

Michael Tomasek

Chief Information Officer

Michael Tomasek joined WESTconsin’s Corporate Team in January 2013. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from DeVry University in Addison, Illinois, and has earned multiple certifications in the industry. Michael regularly volunteers at St. Joes Elementary School where he assists staff with their IT needs. His hobbies include studying IT security, learning to play piano, cooking and sports.

Jerilyn Kinderman

Chief Financial Officer

Jerilyn Kinderman was hired as CFO in May 2014. Jerilyn is a graduate of University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and minor in management. Her community involvements include serving on the Board of Trustees for Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network and Board of Directors for the L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and volunteering.

Mark Willer

Chief Lending Officer

Mark Willer became a member of WESTconsin’s Corporate Team in December 2014, and possesses 30 years’ industry experience. Mark attended Chippewa Valley Technical College for Marketing. His many community involvements include board member of the United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Chippewa Valley Museum Foundation, Junior Achievement and St. Mary parish Endowment fund, as well as Citizen Member of the Finance Committee and zoning Board of appeals for the City of Altoona. Mark’s interests include supporting his children’s activities, and attending or watching sporting events, especially Packers and Badgers games.

LoginFacebookYouTubeBlogTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInInstagram

Skip Navigation Links
Overview
History & Purpose
President's Greeting
Corporate Team
Board of Directors

CALL-24 account access-Menomonie: (715) 232-7300 Elsewhere: (888) 928-2255
To report a lost/stolen debit or credit card: (800) 449-7728

© WESTconsin Credit Union 2015. All Rights Reserved. Email Webmaster. WESTconsin Credit Union assumes no liability for content or availability of linked sites. See our Privacy Policy for details. View Account Disclosures. Click here to opt-out or limit our sharing.

Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government
NCUA
National Credit Union Administration,
a U.S. Government Agency