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Filene Welcomes Dawn Denton as Chief Growth Officer

As CGO, Denton will help credit union realize full value of Filene across their organizations.

Filene Research Institute announces Dawn Denton as Chief Growth Officer, leading Filene’s membership, marketing and event teams. She is responsible for driving growth and awareness of the Filene brand across the credit union landscape and ensuring that Filene members are utilizing Filene’s resources to their highest potential.

The next generation of ideas and topics

“We are thrilled to have Dawn contribute her forward-thinking leadership and industry experience to our team,” said Filene’s President & CEO, Mark Meyer. “She is a well-recognized sales executive that is known as a visionary people leader, a driver of change management, and a strategic advisor to credit unions.”

“Dawn starts at an exciting time as Filene continues to identify the next generation of ideas and topics for innovative, growth-minded credit unions through Spark! Filene’s Spring Meeting in Bethesda and the launch of two new research Centers of Excellence this summer, plus an expanded focus on incubation through The Lab at Filene,” added Meyer.

Denton arrives at Filene with 24 years of experience working with credit unions in a variety of roles ranging from marketing, sales, and strategy development.

I’m passionate about strengthening the credit union movement and leveraging Filene to improve financial well-being for all.

“I’m excited to help credit unions realize the value Filene brings to the credit union space and enhancing the membership levels that will bring the forefront to the movement,” said Denton. “I’m passionate about strengthening the credit union movement and leveraging Filene to improve financial well-being for all.”

Before joining Filene, Denton worked at CUNA Mutual Group in several roles, primarily around lending optimization. Past experiences include Regional Sales Manager—Lending Protection and Vice President of Sales. She is also the co-owner of D2 Strategic Services where she facilitates strategic leadership sessions for leaders in credit unions of all asset sizes.

Denton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas – Austin and a Customer Experience Certification from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business. She calls Austin, Texas home where she is a member of the National Charity League, North Austin Chapter with her three daughters. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, singing, and playing tennis.

Visit the “Meet our People!” page to learn more about Denton and the entire Filene team including staff, contributors, fellows, and the administrative board.