Miriam De Dios, CEO
Gustavo Grüber, Vice President
As Vice President, Gustavo leads Coopera’s business development and sales strategies, brand awareness, product presence and revenue generation for all company products in partnership with Coopera's CEO.
Gustavo is a native of Caracas, Venezuela with more than 20 years of experience as a multicultural marketing thought leader. He has held key leadership positions in marketing, business development and operations at RR Donnelley/Banta, PSA Directo, Russ Reid, Hispanic Direct and Alaniz. In these roles, he helped Fortune 1000 companies and nonprofit organizations gain a better understanding of the Hispanic market to achieve various acquisition, retention and renewal goals for this important segment of the population.
A frequent speaker at multicultural marketing conferences, Gustavo has also published several articles about Hispanic marketing in trade publications. He is a former Chair of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) “Directo” Council for Hispanic Marketing and founder of the Multicultural Marketing Group in the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (CADM).
Anna Peña, Client Account Coordinator
Meet Our Board
Patrick S. Jury - Chairman & CEO, Affiliates Management Company
Pat Jury serves as the CEO/Chairman of Affiliates Management Company. In this position, he provides governance oversight as the chairman of Coopera, PolicyWorks, The Members Group and TMG Financial Services. Since 2006, Jury has served as the CEO/President of the Iowa Credit Union League. He joined the credit union movement in 1989 as vice president, government affairs and then as COO of the Iowa Credit Union League. He represents the interests of Iowa credit unions as a board director of the Credit Union National Association and the World Council of Credit Unions. In addition, he represents credit unions on the executive committee and board of directors of SHAZAM, Inc., the state’s EFT organization for financial institutions. Jury is the past president of the Iowa Society of Association Executives, formerly served as a board member of CUNA Strategic Services and was an executive committee member of the Iowa Taxpayers Association. He earned a master’s degree in public administration from Drake University, is a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management Program at Stanford University and has achieved the Certified Association Executive Designation (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.
Monte Berg - Senior Vice President of Finance, Veridian Credit Union
Monte Berg has served as senior vice president of finance at Veridian Credit Union for the past 18 years. From 1984 to 1990 he was an examiner with the Iowa Credit Union Division. Berg has served on the Iowa Corporate Central Credit Union board of directors since 1996 and is currently the treasurer. He served as treasurer of the Black Hawk Chapter of Credit Unions from 1993 to 1998. Berg earned his baccalaureate degree from Iowa State University and his MBA from the University of Northern Iowa. He serves on the Cedar Valley United Way Finance Committee, is a member of the Iowa Society of Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dave Cale - CEO, Financial Plus Credit UnionDave Cale has been with Financial Plus Credit Union since 1992 and has served as the President/CEO since 2009. He is a board member of the Iowa Credit Union League and is currently serving as vice chair. Cale also serves on ICUL’s Stabilization Fund Committee and Legislative Committee. In addition, he serves as the current chairperson of the governor-appointed State of Iowa Credit Union Review Board; as a board member for Community Business Lenders and as the treasurer on the Iowa Council of Credit Union Executives Society. Cale is involved in several community related activities including coaching girls softball and serving as a board member for the Johnston Girls Softball Association. He is a graduate of Loras College.
Tim Chapman - CEO, Members Community Credit Union
Tim Chapman has been with Members Community Credit Union in Muscatine since 1991 and has served as the CEO since 1996. During his time at Members Community, the credit union has grown from $14 million in assets to more than $44.7 million today. He has been a board member of the Iowa Credit Union League from 2001-2004 and again from 2008 –present and is currently serving as vice chair. Chapman also serves on ICUL’s Stabilization Fund Committee and Finance Committee. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Iowa State University in 1987 and is a 2001 graduate of the CUNA Management School. Chapman is active in his community serving as a Muscatine Chamber of Commerce Committee volunteer, a member of the Muscatine Financial Literacy Coalition, and involved with several school related activities.
Monica Fischer - Consultant
Monica Fischer serves as a consultant to Iowa nonprofit organizations as a representative for a private charitable foundation that provides anonymous financial investment in the human and social services sector. Prior to beginning this work in 2006, Monica served for more than 12 years in state government, including as Deputy Director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, Communication Director for the Iowa Finance Authority and Press Secretary in the Office of the Governor. She is active with the Iowa Council of Foundations and the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines and has served on several nonprofit boards. She received her Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa.
Tom Kuehl - Consultant
Tom Kuehl has been active in the financial services industry in Iowa for more than 30 years most recently serving as president and CEO of The Members Group (TMG). He also served chief operating officer of AMC from 2008-2011 and as the president of Iowa Corporate Central Credit Union from 1981 to 2008. Before joining TMG, Kuehl worked for Postal Finance Company and First National Bank in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from Briar Cliff College in 1974 and served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969.
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