" Steve Winninger | Edge Consultancy

Executive Biography

Area of Expertise:
Shared Services & CUSO

Steve is a consultant to Boards and CEOs and the retired CEO of Lake Trust Credit Union in Brighton, Michigan. Lake Trust Credit Union was formed on April 1, 2010 by the merging of NuUnion Credit Union and Detroit Edison Credit Union. Steve was President/CEO of NuUnion Credit Union for 18 years prior to the merger. Lake Trust Credit Union has assets of over $1.5 billion and serves 160,000 members from 22 offices in mid-Michigan. In the last 4 decades, Steve has worked in 5 financial institutions, 4 of which have been credit unions, and he has been CEO of 2 of them. He has served as interim CEO of 3 other credit unions after retiring from full time work.

Additionally, Steve is past Board Member and past Chairman of Mortgage Center, LLC, a CUSO owned by 5 credit unions serving another 80 Michigan credit unions in mortgage origination and servicing. And, he is a past member of the Administrative Board of the Filene Research Institute, an organization that provides consumer based research for credit unions internationally. Steve is a past Chairman of the Lansing Community College Foundation Board. He has 35 continuous years of service on many local, state and national and international boards both as a member and also as past chairman of several, and has attended over 1,000 Board meetings in various capacities. Steve is an adjunct faculty member of Lansing Community College teaching a course in Becoming a Better Board Member.

NuUnion Credit Union, prior to the merger, successfully used Policy Governance® since 2001 and worked with several consultants to learn and refine the model. Steve has been trained as a consultant in Policy Governance by John and Miriam Carver, and has strengthened leadership through better governance practices in several organizations.

Steve holds a BA from the University of Iowa and completed an Executive Development program at Stanford University. His interests include family time, woodworking, playing jazz piano and bagpipes, and classic Minis. He holds a commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings.