MADISON, Wis. — Bill Klewin will retire from CUNA Mutual Group in January after 28 years of service, most recently as the company's director of regulatory compliance.
Klewin will be succeeded by Andrea Stritzke, formerly with PolicyWorks in Des Moines, Iowa.
Klewin joined CUNA Mutual Group in 1986 as associate legal counsel. He has held numerous leadership positions, including his most recent role as director of regulatory compliance for the company's lending and payment security business.
According to CUNA Mutual Group, Klewin "made his mark" on credit union lending with "creative solutions, fresh ideas and LOANLINER product designs."
"I have been helping credit unions with their lending, operations and regulatory compliance for 28 years," said Klewin. "The most rewarding part of my job was exchanging insights with our customers. I will miss their questions and comments, their camaraderie and their passion about what we do. Most of all, I will miss the feeling of satisfaction when I have helped someone at a credit union solve a particularly troublesome problem. Thank you to everyone with whom I've worked."
"Bill will be missed, not only as a long-term and dedicated employee, but as a nationally recognized consumer lending expert and valued industry resource for credit unions," said Kathy Blumenfeld, vice president, CUNA Mutual Group Lending and Payment Security. "The expertise he brought to the position through his many industry speaking engagements and relationships is difficult to replace. But we are thrilled to have Andrea step in and build on what Bill has established. Andrea is uniquely qualified to step into this position without missing a beat."
Stritzke joins CUNA Mutual Group from PolicyWorks, where she served as vice president of regulatory compliance, and was responsible for the delivery of PolicyWorks' regulatory services and new product development while providing credit unions consultation and training on various regulatory matters.
In addition, Stritzke assisted credit unions with strategic compliance program management, and is a nationally recognized speaker on lending and deposit compliance issues. Prior to joining PolicyWorks, she clerked for appellate judges in both the Iowa and Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Stritzke received her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law and bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska. She is currently a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association. In addition, Stritzke is a designated Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and a certified BSA Compliance Specialist.