FORUM Members Shape Products and Services

FORUM is pleased to welcome new Advisory Council members for 2024. Five newly appointed members are joining this year, with eleven members returning to serve an additional term. 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.

The new members of the Advisory Council are as follows:

  • Luis Gomez: President, Patrium LLC
  • Deidra Haynes: CEO/owner, Law Office of Deidra Haynes, LLC
  • Jack Switzer: Director of Operations, Vision Direct
  • AnnDee Tatlock: Owner, City & Fields, LLC
  • Dustin Thompson: Digital Strategist, Hoosier Lottery

The following members were appointed to serve an additional term:

  • Laurie Brown: Real Estate Broker, CENTURY 21
  • Samantha Clapp: President, R & M Electric, Inc.
  • Jay Fernando: CEO, Brite Systems
  • Erin Hammer: Vice President, Hammer MetalWerks
  • Paul Hevesy: Vice President Business Development, Proxess
  • Freedom Kolb: Chief Executive Officer, The Milk Bank
  • Gwen Parker: CPA, QuickBooks Elite ProAdvisor, DrewMor LLC
  • Regina Rexrode: Designer, Point n’ Click Publishing
  • Ryan Schade: Engagement Manager, SEP
  • Josh Springer: Owner & President, Property Pros
  • Kevin Umberger: CPA, Senior Manager, Blue & Co, LLC

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. FORUM serves families and businesses in the state of Indiana with convenient branch locations and online access from anywhere.  A full suite of financial services are offered including home mortgages, auto loans, personal checking, credit cards, business checking, commercial lending, insurance services, health savings accounts, and investment planning.  For more information about FORUM Credit Union, please visit

Media Contact:

Kristi Lowell

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