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Economics & Statistics Staff Biographies

Mike Schenk, Vice President, Economics and Statistics

Mike Schenk is Vice President of Economics & Statistics for the Credit Union National Association & Affiliates. He conducts economic and financial research and provides support for CUNA Governmental Affairs and Public Relations efforts. His analyses regularly appear in publications such as CUNA's Credit Union Magazine and Credit Union Executive.

Schenk has 15 years experience in the financial services industry. Before joining CUNA in 1992, he was Director of Research for Financial Research Corporation, where he conducted economic analyses, competitor evaluations and product-line planning for mutual fund companies.

His background also includes six years as Director of Interest Rate Risk Management at a national trade group serving financial institutions. His responsibilities there ranged from helping executives understand asset/liability and capital management issues, to providing support for the association's lobbying efforts in these areas.

Schenk has a Bachelors degree in Economics from St. Mary's University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University, with a concentration in Banking and Financial Intermediation.

Mike can be reached at 800-356-9655, ext. 4228 or you can email him at

Jeanne Sheahan, Manager of Research Services

Jeanne Sheahan joined CUNA & Affiliates' economics and statistics department in 1985 and currently serves as director of research services. She's responsible for the department's financial and operational publications and oversees ongoing and new research projects, including the Service Performance Report, Customized Comparative Analysis and The Ranking Report. Jeanne also provides information and analysis for CUNA's governmental affairs and public relations efforts.

Jeanne earned a B. S. in computer science and mathematics with a specialization in business from the University of Wisconsin.

Jeanne can be reached at 800-356-9655, ext. 4226, or via email at

Paul Ledin, Data Analyst

As a Data Analyst in CUNA's Economics and Statistics department, Paul assists the public and credit union staff with finding, understanding, and using credit union data and reports. Additionally Paul is involved in analyzing financial and service offering data for credit unions.

Prior to joining CUNA, Paul worked as a computer programmer at insurance claims clearing house Electronic Network Systems, formally Electronic Data Submission Systems, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in Mathematics with a Concentration in Computer Science.

Paul can be reached at 800-356-9655, ext. 4389 or

Kurt Quickel, Project Coordinator

As a Project Coordinator in CUNA's Economics and Statistics department, Kurt is responsible for collecting financial data from credit unions participating with the Financial and Statistical Trends (FAST) program, which are used to run monthly peer comparison reports. He is involved with providing credit unions various customized reports and tracking E&S publications. Kurt previously maintained the CUNA Common Database.

Kurt majored in music at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and also served in the United States Marine Corp.

Kurt can be reached at 800-356-9655, ext.4399, or you can email him at

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