MADISON, Wis. (5/16/11)--Filene is seeking new members for its i3--Ideas, Innovation, Implementation--team. Filene i3 is a work group of credit union professionals who have not yet reached the CEO level, but are in a position with substantial responsibility. Group members strive to be transformational leaders in building the future of credit unions and to create new ideas, innovate and implement for the benefit of the credit union industry, according to Filene. Filene seeks candidates who are passionate about the credit union system and believe that credit unions are poised to help members along the road to financial recovery. Executives from natural person credit unions in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. The application deadline is June 19. Candidates will be selected and notified by the end of August. “Innovators don’t see obstacles--they see the current environment as an opportunity to contribute to transformational change,” said Denise Gabel, Filene chief innovation officer. Murray Barrick, a professor of business at Texas A&M University, will facilitate the recruiting process for Filene.