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Dupaco announces board election results

DUBUQUE, Iowa— During Dupaco Community Credit Union’s 75th Annual Membership meeting held Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, Ellen Goodmann Miller, Jeff Gonner and Randy Skemp were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the credit union’s volunteer board of directors.

Goodmann Miller has served on the Dupaco board since 2021. She is the community resource development specialist with Gronen in Dubuque. She also provides resource development, grant writing, strategic planning and political consulting services through Hawks Goodmann & Associates. Gonner has been on the Dupaco board since 2009. He is the retired chief financial officer at Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans in Dubuque. Skemp joined the Dupaco board in 2003. He recently retired as the vice president of sales at Active Network, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas.

Following the membership meeting, the board of directors held its re-organizational meeting, at which these officer appointments were made:

  • Ellen Goodmann Miller, chair of the board
  • Steve Chapman, vice chair
  • Denise Dolan, secretary
  • Andy Schroeder, treasurer
  • Joe Hearn, president/CEO

These directors were appointed to committee chair positions:

  • Denise Dolan, chair, Personnel committee
  • Steve Chapman, chair, Investment/Asset Liability Management committee
  • Randy Skemp, chair, Business Lending committee
  • Andy Schroeder, chair, CUSO Board of Managers and Salary Savings Plan Oversite committee
  • Jeff Gonner, chair, Audit committee
  • Bob Wethal, chair, Nomination committee
  • Renee Poppe, chair, Credit/Delinquent Loan committee
  • Ron Meyers, chair, Marketing committee

As a member-owned, democratically controlled cooperative, all Dupaco members have an equal say in their credit union. Each member has one vote, no matter how much money she or he has in deposits or loans at Dupaco.

Dupaco Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. It is dedicated to the financial well-being of its members, and specializes in personalized financial counseling, money advice and education. It offers savings, loans, investments, insurance and wealth management products for individuals and businesses. Dupaco serves residents in 118 counties throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Founded in 1948 by 10 Dubuque Packing Company employees, membership has grown to more than 162,000 with assets exceeding $3.2 billion. It has nearly 700 employees and 22 branch office locations. Dupaco is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). It is a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union, Forbes America’s Best Small Employer, Newsweek Top Credit Union and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. Learn more at

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