The UICCU Leadership Team works hard to ensure our members and community receive the very best possible services and care. They are joined by a devoted group of frontline and behind-the-scenes employees who are all committed to your financial well-being.
E.J. Donaghey, CCUE
President/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Donaghey has been the President/CEO of the credit union since 2008. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services and credit union industries, as well as more than 20 years of strategic planning and strategic facilitation process experience. Mr. Donaghey is a Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE), Certified League Executive (CLE) and a member of the Illinois Credit Union League/League Service Corporation Board of Directors. As an alum of Elmhurst College and Northwestern University, he mentors undergraduate and graduate students at both institutions. Mr. Donaghey is also actively involved with the Center for Professional Responsibility & Ethics at the University of Illinois College of Business.
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
A native of Champaign-Urbana, Mr. Harlan joined the credit union in 2009. His background includes five years of professional management experience within the financial services industry and nearly 15 years of retail and financial services sales management as a local small business owner. He holds degrees from Parkland College, Illinois State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Harlan volunteers extensively with a variety of community organizations.
Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Peyton joined the credit union in 1992. Peyton received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her MBA from Eastern Illinois University.
Executive Vice President Human Resources
Mrs. Cheek joined the credit union in 1993. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Illinois in 1993 and her Masters of Education in Human Resource Development in 2011.
Greg Anderson, CCUE
Senior Vice President/Chief Relationship Officer
Mr. Anderson has over 24 years of experience in the credit union movement and has been with the University of Illinois Community Credit Union since 1993. He has held positions in lending, marketing, operations, and member service over his credit union career. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and holds a CCUE certification.
Vice President of Finance & Accounting/Controller
Mr. Fisher joined the credit union in 2009. He received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agribusiness, Farm and Financial Management and his MBA from the University of Illinois.
Vice President of Underwriting
Mrs. Russell joined the credit union in 1995 and has held various roles ranging from the teller department to consumer and mortgage lending. She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Vice President of Information & Technology
Mr. Spitzner joined the credit union in 2010. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and his MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Assistant Vice President Board Relations
Mrs. Shannon has over 25 years of experience in the credit union movement and has been with UICCU since 1996. She received her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois.