Bridget attended the University of Minnesota-Twin
Cities, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and
Mass Communication. She later returned to the U of M Carlson
School of Management to complete her HR Generalist
Certification. Bridget joined the FIC in 2005. She currently
serves as Chair, and has also served as Vice Chair.
Molnau, FIC Vice-Chair
Vice President of Marketing | United Educators Credit Union -
Apple Valley, MN
Andrea began her career in credit unions with Minneapolis Telco
(now Topline) in 1995 as Marketing Coordinator followed by
Business Development Representative. In 1998 she moved to United
Educators Credit Union as Marketing Director, and now serves as
their Vice President of Marketing. She holds a Bachelors of Arts
Degree in Communications from St. Catherine’s University, and a
Certificate in Marketing Communications from the University of
St. Thomas Graduate School of Business.
Andrea has served on the Family Involvement Council since 2002, has
held the position of Secretary, and is currently Vice Chair.
Although one of our more “tenured” FIC members, she remains
committed and enthusiastic about supporting youth financial
literacy and the credit union movement.
Greg Hird, Treasurer
Business Development Manager | First Alliance Credit
Union - Rochester, MN
As the Business Development Manager at First Alliance, Greg
works with small business and their employees to provide lending
and deposit services and well as spread the good word about
credit unions to the communities they serve. He leads the First
Alliance Scholarship committee and is often the ‘voice’ of the
FIC’s silent auction fundraising event. Greg joined the FIC in
Financial Service Representative | Wakota Federal Credit Union - South St.
Amanda Kissner works as a Financial Service Representative with
Wakota FCU in South Saint Paul. As a FSR, Amanda does anything from aiding new
members, selling loans, tracking insurance and liens, taking an active role in
community and business development and most recently assisting the lending
department. She began her credit union career at United Educator’s CU in 2010
and left to travel Europe last summer. Amanda graduated from Metropolitan State
University in spring 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in international studies. She
has studied the Spanish language and specializes in working with diverse groups.
Amanda joined the FIC in 2012.
eMarketing Specialist | Postal Credit Union, Woodbury MN
Shannon’s career in credit unions began 12 years ago as a part-time
teller for Postal Credit Union. Now she’s found her home and passion in
PCU’s Marketing Department managing the online presence and digital
strategy. Shannon loves being part of the FIC to live the credit union
philosophy and deliver more to our members. Graduating from the U of M
with a degree in Psychology (finally), she is eager to be part of the
next generation of credit union leaders and watch the movement continue.
Shannon joined the FIC in 2008.
Marketing Manager | Hiway Federal Credit Union
Deb has worked in the credit union industry since 1982. She began
her career in Member Services and Lending, then moved into Management before
finding her niche in Marketing and Communications. She has worked with four
Minnesota credit unions on developing marketing plans and initiatives to support
their strategic goals. In 2005, she joined Hiway in her current position as the
Marketing Manager. Deb joined the FIC in 2011 and looks forward to working with
the committee to support credit unions’ efforts in providing financial education
and encouraging full-family involvement. Deb joined the FIC in 2011.
AVP Marketing | TopLine Federal Credit Union
Vicki’s 15-year professional experience is rooted in the
financial services industry. She has held various marketing and management
positions in both banking institutions and credit unions. Currently she is the
Assistant Vice President of Marketing at TopLine Federal Credit Union and is
responsible for overseeing all aspects of marketing including internal and
external communications, multi-channel marketing and advertising programs,
business intelligence, ecommerce, public relations and community initiatives to
support TopLine’s strategic goals, cooperative philosophy and commitment to
Active in both the communities and industry she serves, Vicki is
the board treasurer for the Midwest Direct Marketing Association (MDMA), sits on
the board of the North Hennepin Area Community Chamber, and is a member of the
Hennepin West Education Consortium, Credit Union Executive Society, CUNA
Marketing Council and Minnesota Women in Marketing and Communications (MNWC).
Vicki joined the FIC in 2012.
Jeff Papas - FIC
Northern Communities Credit Union – Duluth, MN
Jeff Papas began work in the credit union industry in 2008 and
is currently the Marketing Specialist / Minister of Fun at Northern Communities
Credit Union in Duluth. He handles all marketing, advertising and design
functions at the credit union and is also involved in business development. He
joined the FIC in 2011 and is the group’s unofficial photographer.
Kelli J. Sandhurst