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UW Credit Union Announces New Chief Information Officer Ralph Buelling

Buelling to lead information technology strategy and implementation

By - Dec 6th, 2021 01:22 pm
Ralph Buelling. Photo courtesy of UW Credit Union.

Ralph Buelling. Photo courtesy of UW Credit Union.

Madison, WI – Dec. 6, 2021 – Ralph Buelling joins UW Credit Union today as the organization’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Buelling will lead the implementation of strategic information and data services, data analytics, and e-commerce technology initiatives, representing the high-performing Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) departments on the organization’s executive management team.

Buelling most recently served as CIO and VP of Information Technology at Dean Health Plan, where he oversaw all IT functions, including technology strategy, enterprise architecture, agile delivery, cybersecurity, infrastructure, and operations. Prior to that, he held positions with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) as Divisional Vice President of Business Portfolio, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, and Executive Director of Enterprise Architecture.

“We’re excited to welcome Ralph to our executive leadership team as the point person for our information technology strategy,” said UW Credit Union President & CEO Paul Kundert. “Ralph has an exceptional track record in IT strategy, planning and implementation. In addition to nearly three decades of consulting experience, Ralph is a people-centric leader which is important to us and central to our corporate culture.”

UW Credit Union’s ongoing service innovation helped land the Wisconsin lender in the ranks of the state’s top 10 financial institutions. As the credit union manages the complexity that comes with its scale, its commitment to delivering more value to members remains central. With an accelerated pace of strategic decisions related to cloud migration, security enhancements, enterprise infrastructure investments, member-facing technology, mobile delivery and data integration, the CIO role will serve as strategic partner for organizational leadership.

“I am thrilled to join this highly talented IT and e-commerce team,” said Buelling. “I respect UW Credit Union’s nimble, innovative approach to a rapidly evolving IT landscape. The corporate values of the organization resonate well, especially their commitment to equity and diversity. I am excited to join a rapidly growing organization and to have a direct impact on the future of its business.”

To learn more about the organization’s additional career opportunities, visit https://www.uwcu.org/careers.

About UW Credit Union
UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union’s more than 800 employees serve the financial needs of more than 300,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 29 branch locations and over 100 ATMs. With assets exceeding $4.8 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded 90 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin faculty and staff, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Whitewater and La Crosse areas.

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