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Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Kathy is a business leader with extensive experience in diverse areas of the financial-services industry, business and government. In January of 2019, Kathy was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers as Secretary (Designee) of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.
In her prior role Kathy worked for TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) as Executive Vice President of Special Operations. There she oversaw a large federal contract with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and led Business Intelligence and Premium Services teams. Kathy is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Prior to her position at TASC, Kathy was Vice President of Lending & Payment Security for CUNA Mutual Group, where she worked for 26 years. Among her accomplishments were: growing sales, revenue and profitability in the company’s largest line of insurance; leading strategic corporate initiatives; and conducting Asset/Liability Management consulting and training for credit unions. During her time there she co-founded the Women’s Leadership Network and served on the Diversity and Inclusion Council and the Employee Philanthropy Committee. Kathy also served 10 years on the board of Summit Credit Union, culminating in the role of board chair.
Before joining CUNA Mutual Group, Kathy was a CPA at two large CPA firms. Additionally, she has experience in Wisconsin government, as well as federal government, having worked for a governor, U.S. senator and a state senator. Kathy holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2017, Kathy earned two prestigious Gold Awards for Best Product or Program Director (Woman) from Golden Bridge Awards and One Planet Awards for Female Product or Program Professional of the Year. Kathy is the author of three books and many journal articles. She is passionate about community service, philanthropy and tennis.