Christine Cordell

Christine Cordell, Senior Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness for Hiway, has been named as a 2018 Top Women in Finance honoree by Finance & Commerce. Cordell was recognized for her work to provide professionals the opportunity and resources to make a difference in the lives of each other, Hiway’s members and the community.

Cordell’s work with the Women’s Leadership Network through both the Minnesota Credit Union Network and the World Council of Credit Unions provides personal and professional development to increase the pool of ready-now talent within our industry. As a Sister Society Leader of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, Cordell is working with individuals across the globe to model and champion change needed to advance women.

“I find it inspiring to encourage professionals to visualize their goals and act on them,” said Cordell. “It is amazing how by believing in someone, you can influence them to exceed their potential. As a financial cooperative, Hiway was formed by our members and our members benefit when we continue to challenge ourselves. It is an honor to work for a community-centric organization, and it is my goal to leave a legacy of quality talent with a wholistic approach to serving our members and community.”

“Christine is a key member of Hiway’s senior leadership team, and her focus on innovation challenges our organization to think and act differently as we look toward the future,” said Dave Boden, President/CEO of Hiway. “She has a unique ability to connect with and mentor our associates, notably our young professionals, and is committed to the credit union ideals of community service and financial well-being. Christine was instrumental in creating and launching the Hiway Credit Union Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting financial literacy education and overall wellness of the community.”

Cordell has been in the credit union industry for more than 25 years, joining the Hiway team in 2013. She is a driven, strategic thinker responsible for Project Management, Human Resources and Learning and Development. Her skill set and passion for making a difference benefit both Hiway associates and members alike.