Michael G. Valentine, President/CEO
Mike’s credit union career began in 1984, when he joined BCU as manager of lending & collections. In 1994, Mike was appointed President/CEO. His collaborative, team- based management style has guided BCU to over 200,000 members and $2.5 billion in assets. Topping the list of Mike’s strategic achievements are successfully transitioning BCU from a single corporate sponsor to select employer group (SEG-based) institution, and setting new standards for bringing together technology and personalized service. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 with Household Finance. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Thomas G. Moore, Executive Vice-President
Tom currently serves as Executive Vice-President with ultimate reporting responsibility for all member delivery channels, including service centers, call center and digital channel strategy, member experience, and engagement, marketing, branding, communications, relationship management and corporate services and our Puerto Rico strategy. Previously, he served as EVP/CFO of BCU with oversight for accounting, financial reporting, balance sheet management, audit and compliance, strategy development and retail financial service delivery. He joined BCU in 2009 as Senior Vice-President, Financial Products and Strategies. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and is a CFA® charterholder.
Lisa Baron, Senior Vice-President, HR & Talent Management
Lisa Baron began her career with BCU in 1994. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the Human Resource and the Talent Management functions. Lisa is responsible for driving high employee engagement, cultivating our unique culture and employee brand, staff development and increasing employee retention. Lisa co-chairs the Women & Leadership@BCU mentoring group, serves as a Senior Leader Mentor for Baxter’s Women Leaders resource group and is a member of BCU’s Charitable Giving Committee. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s in business administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Jim Block, Senior Vice-President, Lending
Jim Block began his career with BCU in 1995. Jim is responsible for credit risk, strategy, compliance and operational management of BCU’s mortgage, auto, credit card, home equity, student loan and other product lines. Prior to his recent promotion to SVP/Chief Lending Officer, Jim held positions of increasing responsibility within the consumer lending organization. Jim also has a ten year technology background and for several years had responsibility for BCU’s Project Management Office. In addition to his senior management role at BCU, Jim also serves on industry advisory boards and is an Executive Committee member of the CUNA Lending Council. Jim holds his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his master’s from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Jeff Johnson, Senior Vice-President, CIO
Jeff joined BCU in 1997 and is responsible for technology strategy and execution, leading many aspects of operations risk-management, including cybersecurity. Jeff is on numerous boards for credit union provider advisement and industry advocacy, with the goal of building a stronger BCU and credit union industry.
CJ Presto, Senior Vice-President, CFO
CJ Presto leads the Accounting, Treasury, Risk Management, Deposit Operations, Process Improvement and Strategic Planning functions at BCU. He also works directly with the Audit, Legal, and Compliance teams. Since joining BCU in 2001, CJ has held leadership roles in the Accounting and Finance areas, serving as Assistant Controller/Manager of Financial Reporting and Vice President of Finance. He has led multiple M&A efforts including the Guidant Branch acquisition, the Glens Falls Branch sale, and was a key player in the Brunswick Credit Union and Target Credit Union mergers. CJ holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University.
Carey Price, Senior Vice-President/Chief Retail Officer
Carey Price is SVP/Chief Retail Officer at BCU. In this role, Carey leads BCU’s service and digital delivery channels to deepen engagement and loyalty of the members. Her mission is to create the optimum member experience throughout the call center, mobile banking, online banking and service centers; intersecting strategy, delivery channels, and digital technology to bridge the digital experience throughout the service channels. Carey holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s in business administration from DePaul University.