Miriam De Dios
Miriam, a native of Jalisco, Mexico, is CEO of Coopera. Coopera was founded by the late Warren Morrow, a native of Mexico City, who's passion and drive to provide dignified financial services to underserved Hispanics made Coopera the successful entity it is today. Coopera is owned by Affiliates Management Company, the holding company of the Iowa Credit Union League and is a strategic alliance partner of the Credit Union National Association. Coopera helps credit unions throughout the country grow by reaching and serving Hispanics, while building financial wealth within the Hispanic community.
As CEO, Miriam promotes Coopera's Approach to serving Hispanics throughout the credit union industry. This comprehensive approach has helped credit unions and credit union industry organizations position themselves for long-term growth by serving Hispanics. The idea of a "double bottom line," where sustainable growth strategies are synonymous with social value is central to Coopera's mission of partnering with people, businesses and communities.
Miriam has significant experience working in the financial services industry, having worked with State Farm Insurance Companies and John Deere Credit. Miriam is a board member of the national Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals and is a member of the World Council of Credit Union's Global Leadership Network. She works with various local non-profit organizations serving on their boards or volunteering on specific committees, including the Warren Morrow Memorial, Hispanic Educational Resources and Latinas para Un Nuevo Amanecer. She is also a past board member of Des Moines's ALIANZA Latino Business Association and the Iowa International Center. She is a 2012 recipient of the World Council of Credit Union's Young Credit Union People Program (WYCUP) scholarship and award, a 2010-2011 Leadership Iowa class graduate and a Des Moines New Leaders Council fellow. Miriam also teaches English as a Second Language classes to first generation immigrants as an Adjunct Professor for Des Moines Area Community College. She graduated with honors from Iowa State University and resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
As PolicyWorks' Compliance Officer, Kyle Woodmansee works with individual credit unions to develop and review compliance procedures, perform compliance reviews related to the Bank Secrecy Act, conduct web audits, review policies, and help credit unions ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Prior to joining PolicyWorks, Kyle was involved in a variety of compliance capacities related to collections and bankruptcy at Wells Fargo Financial for over 3 years. During this time he also headed up implementation processes, developed efficiencies, and built operating procedures that helped Wells Fargo Financial deal with the ever changing financial environment. Kyle received his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and has received extensive training in the area of financial institution regulatory compliance. Kyle has earned CUNA's Credit Union Compliance Expert Designation (CUCE) and BSA Compliance Specialist Certification (BSACS).