Board of Directors
Dave Maves Menomonie - Chairperson
Dave has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1993. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1994 and currently serves as Chairperson. Dave has completed the Credit Union Volunteer Achievement Program. Dave taught Social Studies at Menomonie Junior and Middle School for 33 years, retiring in 2000. He served on many local, district, and state committees and boards and held numerous teacher organization offices. Dave is a lifelong member of Iron Creek United Methodist Church holding many church offices. He is a past member of the Menomonie Area Public School Foundation and the Board of Directors of the Dunn County Historical Society.
Gerald Wolf Elmwood - Vice Chairperson
Jerry has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1993. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005 and currently serves as Vice Chairperson. Jerry began farming with his brother, Chuck, following graduation from high school in 1975 on their 200 acre dairy farm near Eau Galle, which has been in the Wolf family for almost 140 years. In 1998, Sunnyview Dairy was certified organic. In 2003, the Wolf’s were awarded Dunn County Farm Family of the Year from the Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2006, Sunnyview Dairy hosted the Dunn County Dairy Breakfast. Jerry completed Chippewa Valley Technical College adult agriculture classes, and also the Director Leadership Program when serving on Countryside Cooperative’s Board of Directors for five years. In the fall of 2018 Jerry and his family retired from milking cows and the herd was dispersed. They continue to grow and market the organic corn and barley that they produce. Jerry has taken a part time job with C&J Builders of River Falls, a spec and custom home builder. Jerry and his wife Tammy are blessed to have all three of their children and their spouses living close as well as enjoying their three new grand babies.
Rita Lunderville Menomonie - Treasurer
Rita has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1975. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2003 and currently serves as Treasurer. Rita retired from 3M Company, as a Manufacturing Manager, in 2014. Since retirement, Rita served a three year term on the Menomonie Area Free Clinic Board. She is a member of the Women’s Giving Circle of Dunn County, Iron Creek United Methodist Church, and a volunteer for Tuesday’s and Thursday’s Tables.
Dale Dahlke Knapp - Director
Dale has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1995. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005. He served in the U.S. Army and the Wisconsin National Guard. He taught Biology and Anatomy/Physiology and coached track and field for 30 years at Menomonie High School, retiring in 2003. He then served two years as Activities Director at MHS, and four years at UW-Stout with Educational Talent Search. Dale is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, currently serving as a board chair, Clearwaters Trout Unlimited, board member, Knapp Lions Club and Dunn County Fish and Game.
Todd Leipnitz Menomonie - Director
Todd has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1986 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008. He attended UW-Madison earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry. After earning his DDS degree at the University of Minnesota, Todd is now self-employed at Leipnitz Dental. Todd is a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Red Cedar Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, and American and Wisconsin Dental Associations. He has also served on the advisory board for Chippewa Valley Technical College’s hygiene program.
Colleen Mensing Menomonie - Secretary
Colleen has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1980 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008. Colleen was born and raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin. After graduating from Menomonie High School in 1980, she attended the Chippewa Valley Technical College and received an associate degree in accounting. Colleen retired from the United States Department of Agriculture in 2018 after 35 years with the agency. She has received many awards including Certificates of Merit from USDA for contributing substantially to Wisconsin Agriculture and continued delivery of services to Dunn County producers. Colleen is currently the Treasurer for the Town of Spring Brook and is a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
Karen Flug Menomonie - Director
Karen has been a member of WESTconsin Credit Union since 1997. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2019. Karen was born and raised in Menomonie. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and an MBA from UW-Eau Claire. As a senior healthcare executive with over 27 year’s leadership, general management and P&L experience, Karen has a successful track record of growing businesses and building relationships. Karen currently is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Forefront Dermatology. Karen previously served on local advisory boards including the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Finance and Accounting Department Advisory Board and the Sacred Heart Hospital Advisory Board.