FORUM Credit Union Trusts in the Community to Help Shape Products and Services

FORUM Credit Union created the FORUM Advisory Council in 2012. It is comprised of FORUM members who are dedicated executives and business owners in the community. These individuals come together four times a year to network and share ideas that help shape FORUM products and services.

FORUM is pleased to welcome the new Advisory Council members for 2023. Seven newly appointed members are joining this year, with eight members returning to serve an additional term.

The new members of the Advisory Council are as follows:

  • Samantha Clapp: President, R & M Electric, Inc.
  • Jay Fernando: CEO, Brite Systems
  • Erin Hammer: Vice President, Hammer MetalWerks
  • Freedom Kolb: Chief Executive Officer, The Milk Bank
  • Gwen Parker: CPA, QuickBooks Elite ProAdvisor, DrewMor LLC
  • Ryan Schade: Engagement Manager, SEP
  • Kevin Umberger: CPA, Senior Manager, Blue & Co, LLC

The following members were appointed to serve an additional term:

  • JoAnna Brown: PhD, Sagamore Institute, Senior Fellow; JoAnna M. Brown & Associates, Principal/CEO
  • Laurie Brown: Real Estate Broker, CENTURY 21
  • Paul Hevesy: Author, Executive Coach, Actor
  • Regina Rexrode: Designer, Point n’ Click Publishing
  • Sebastian Spears: Legal Counsel, Pure Development
  • Josh Springer: Owner & President, Property Pros
  • Ben Wehner: Regional Vice President, Oracle Elevators
  • Winifrid Williams: Partner, Architect, kRM Architecture

The Advisory Council is one of the many ways FORUM stays connected to members and their financial needs.


FORUM Credit Union’s mission, Helping Members Live Their Financial Dreams, is reflected as FORUM endeavors to help members achieve their goals in all aspects of their financial lives. With convenient branch locations and online access from anywhere, FORUM serves more than 180,000 members in the central Indiana area.  A full suite of financial services are offered including home mortgages, auto loans, personal checking, credit cards, business checking, insurance services, health savings accounts, and investment planning.  For more information about FORUM Credit Union, please visit

Media Contact:

Kristi Lowell

[email protected]


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