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Joel Hartzler

Director of Partnerships at Filene Research Institute

As Senior Stewardship & Development Director, Joel plays an integral role in developing and engaging with a diverse portfolio of members and contributors at Filene. His focus is on creating strong relationships and delivering the message that "research and analysis on issues vital to the financial services industry is needed to move forward."

Joel has been involved in the credit union industry for over 25 years. He started out working for a credit union data processing solution assisting and consulting with clients as they converted to a new platform. In leading these conversions, the exposure to the internal workings of a financial institution, their needs, and various department objectives gave him insight on what made a credit union successful and how it could become more valuable to its members. This led to a role of account management and sales where he was able to match what a credit union needed to the different solutions available in order to grow and serve members.

Joel is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Finance and is a proud supporter of ISU athletics. When not attending an ISU game, he likes to be outside and stay active with softball, golf and tennis and with his 3 dogs. 

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