Kathy Hartung-Kramer is a life-long learner with a masters in Instructional & Performance Technology and more than 25 years of experience in talent management and training & development. She has a passion for extending the reach of learning with technology. Kathy is currently working in Learning and Leadership & Leadership Development at Thrivent Financial, where she’s been since 2001. Previous to that she led the e-learning efforts at Tamzen Media and worked as lead training consultant at Wausau Insurance. She is a volunteer at United Way (Children and Youth Impact Area), the Warming Shelter, various animal shelters, and as a member of the Marketing and Metrics Committee for the Thrivent Women’s Leadership Network. She lives in Appleton with her husband, daughter (when she’s not away at college), dog and cat. In her spare time, she loves to be active and outdoors, spending time on the lake at her cottage, skiing, scuba diving, swimming, biking and running.
Cristi Burrill: Vice President of Programming
Cristi Burrill is the Learning and Talent Specialist for U.S. Venture, Inc. In her role she designs and facilitates leadership programs and learning opportunities for U.S. Venture team members. Prior to her role at U.S. Venture, Cristi worked in higher education, most recently as the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at St. Norbert College. Cristi has a master’s degree in Student Development in Postsecondary Education from the University of Iowa and has a passion for helping others grown personally and professionally. Outside of work, Cristi is on the board of Pulse, Appleton's Young Professional Network, and enjoys yoga, running and cycling, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her two cats Dude and Butters. E-mail
Kristy Moede: Co-Chair of Programming
Kristy Moede is the Instructional Designer at Community First Credit Union. Her primary role is developing e-learning content for credit union employees but also assists with the design of classroom and virtual training programs. Prior to her role at CFCU Kristy was with Alliance Laundry Systems which is where she discovered her love of e-learning design. Previously Kristy worked in higher education in a variety of student affairs roles. Kristy has a Masters of Education degree in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs from Indiana University, and a BA in Communication from St. Norbert College. Outside of work Kristy loves spending time with her family and can usually be found walking, running or biking the trails of northeast WI. She is also an active volunteer with a local animal rescue and has two rescue cats at home.
Deb has held many positions since joining Community First Credit Union in 1985 as a part-time teller up to her current role as Training & LMS Specialist. She has been involved in the training delivery, training design, and training coordination for projects and credit union initiatives. Deb loves the opportunity to onboard new team members, along with the responsibility of the administration of their online learning management system. Her main objective is to create an engaging learning environment in the classroom. She facilitates soft skills training to help employees gain confidence in providing WOW Service to members and each other. Her team received national award recognition from CUNA’s Creating Member Loyalty training program in several categories. She holds a ABS in Business Administration and is a Certified CU Financial Counselor (CCUFC) through Credit Union National Association, Inc. Deb’s passion is financial literacy and giving back to her community. She stands by the Credit Union Principle of people helping people. In her spare time, she loves any activity that is outdoors: traveling, camping, biking, walking, kayaking, sports, concerts, and gardening. E-mail
Carrie Lamensky: Vice President of Membership
Carrie started her career as a Health and Wellness Instructor teaching fitness classes and health education classes at Kimberly-Clark. She then made the leap into the Training And Development field as a Training Specialist doing instructional design, developing eLearning and course development for research and engineering. She was recruited to develop and coordinate training programs for SAP projects at various Corporations in the Fox Cities. Currently she is employed at Menasha Packaging as an ERP Analyst on the Organizational Change Management team in Neenah where she leads the training and development and change management efforts for staff and plant. Carrie earned an MBA at UW-Oshkosh and also serves as an American Red Cross certified CPR/First Aid instructor at the YMCA and is a volunteer for the Fox Cities Community Table and Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, running, cycling, camping, boating, and traveling. E-Mail
Samantha graduated in December 2018 with her Bachelors degree at University Wisconsin Oshkosh in Organizational and Leadership Studies. She has recently started her career at Thrivent as a Service Analysts. Samantha is currently living in the Fox Valley. In her spare time she enjoys working out, running, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. E-mail
Open Position: VP of Administration