Happy New Year from the Editors


As we approach the end of the year, we here at CUSO Magazine would like to thank everybody for their on-going support and readership. 2020 has been a difficult year for many and we are proud to cover an industry that rose to the occasion to serve members and their communities.

We continued to see record numbers with over 8,400 users visiting the website over the course of the year and 18% subscriber growth. Over 200 articles were written by over 70 contributing writers. Thank you to all who shared their knowledge, expertise, and opinions with our readers!

In 2020, CUSO Magazine also published two more print editions chock full of insightful articles from contributors all over the country.


The magazines, our 3rd and 4th editions, featured articles from over thirty-five contributing authors representing many different organizations, teams, and credit unions.

Interested in receiving a copy of the print edition? Contact us!

Our favorite articles from 2020

Better Together” by Frankenmuth Credit Union CEO Vickie Schmitzer

Mitigating Brute Force BIN Attacks” by AuditLink’s Jim Vilker and CU*Answers VP of Client Interactions Heather French

Social Media Content and 70-20-10 Rule” by Xtend Digital Marketing Coordinator Megan Pieper

Cracking the Password Code (So Hackers Can’t Crack Yours)” by Vizo Financial Information Security Analyst Mike Bechtel

Being a Good Leader: A Contrarian’s Perspective” by Notre Dame FCU CEO Thomas Gryp

Best wishes in 2021

On behalf of the entire CUSO Magazine team, we thank you and wish you all the best in 2021! We’re eager to leap forward into the new year with new and interesting articles, new credit union profiles and interviews, and new authors wanting to share their voice and their story.


  • Esteban Camargo

    As a supervising editor of CUSO Magazine, Esteban reviews and edits submissions, assists in the development of the publishing calendar, and performs his own research and writing. His experience provides CUSO Mag with a seasoned writer and content curator, able to provide valuable input to contributors, correspondents, and freelance journalists. Esteban has worked at CU*Answers since 2008 and currently serves as the CUSO's content marketing manager.

  • Emily Claus

    Editor, CUSO Magazine

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