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For Immediate Release
November 19, 2003 Contact: Jessica Erickson
Governor’s Office
608-261-2156

Governor Doyle Appoints Suzanne Cowan as Director of Office of Credit Unions

(Madison)Governor Jim Doyle announced today the appointment of Suzanne Cowan of Oregon as the Director of the Office of Credit Unions. Cowan will head a staff of 19 who oversee the regulation and examination of Wisconsin Credit Unions. She will also work closely with the Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions in ensuring the strength and security of financial institutions in Wisconsin.

Cowan has served as the President of the Wisconsin Education Association Credit Union in Madison since 1979. She is a former President of the St. Francis Hospital Employees Credit Union in La Crosse. She currently serves as director of the Wisconsin Corporate Central Credit Union, and formerly served as chairman of its board. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at Edgewood College.

“Suzanne’s 24 years as President of the Wisconsin Education Association Credit Union makes her a terrific selection for this position,” Governor Doyle said. “She has the expertise to guide the Office of Credit Unions in the right direction.”