Board of Directors

The Alliant board of directors ensures the voices of our members are heard as they collectively work to move the credit union forward.

Dennis Devine

President & Treasurer

Dennis Devine is president and CEO of Alliant Credit Union. With decades of experience in financial services, Dennis knows the distinct advantage that Alliant can offer as a national digital credit union. Prior to joining Alliant in 2020, Dennis held senior leadership roles at KeyBank, Citizens Financial Group and PNC Bank.  Earlier in his career, Dennis was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Michigan.  

Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors - Ted Davidson

Ted Davidson

Chairperson

Ted Davidson, Chairperson, joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2011. He is Vice President of Procurement for United Airlines, the world’s leading airline. In this role, Ted works with the United global sourcing team to source goods and services needed for United’s business, including technical operations, airport operations, fuel, information technology, corporate services, onboard services, corporate travel services, develop procurement systems and contracts, and to promote supplier diversity. Previously, Ted was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for United. Prior to joining the airline, he was an attorney with the law firm of Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. in Houston in the Business Transactions and Real Estate practice group. Ted received his Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.

Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors - Anne Pease

Anne Pease

Vice Chairperson

Anne Pease, Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Compensation and Talent Management Committee, joined the Board in 2010. She is an employee benefits executive working as a Regional Vice President at BCBS of Illinois where she works with large employers to provide valuable benefits to employees and their families. Anne has been in the employee benefits space throughout her career. She brings over 25 years of experience of serving employees and members through her work at organizations like Aon, Mercer, RR Donnelley and Cigna. Anne lives in the Chicagoland area with her family and is proud to serve on the Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors where serving members aligns well with her values.

Earl (Lee) Achord

Secretary

Earl (Lee) Achord, Secretary of the Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Credit Committee, joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2015. He is the North America regional head of Compensation and Benefits for G4S and is responsible for compensation and benefit programs throughout the region as well as HRIS and Talent Management programs. His career with G4S began in 1999 and has held a number of leadership roles in Human Resources. Prior to working at G4S, Lee worked in a variety of HR management roles with companies in a wide range of industries. Lee began his career in the General Mills organization and has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.

Sue Bettman

Sue Bettman

Director

Sue Bettman joined the Board of Directors in 2021. Sue started her career at Kirkland & Ellis where she became partner, and then served as General Counsel to each of True North Communications, Huron Consulting Group, and RR Donnelley. Most recently, she was the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of LSC Communications. Currently, Sue serves on the Advisory Board of Massey & Gail, LLP, and is a member of The Chicago Network, the Economic Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Club. Sue was Board Chairperson, and Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of The Sacred Heart Schools of Chicago. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Women Corporate Directors Foundation. Sue received her BA in Economics with Honors from Northwestern University and her JD from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served on the leadership team of the University of Illinois Law Review.

Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors - Julian Chu

Julian Chu

Director

Julian Chu joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2013. He is currently Director, Product Operations & Chief of Staff of Google Cloud Business Platform, previously serving multiple areas in Google including talent mobility, technical services, efforts in digital commerce, and sales operations. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Julian held multiple leadership roles in companies including Enova Financial, Discover Financial Services, GE and McKinsey & Company. He spent his early career days in Financial Risk Management for Ford Credit, and Product Engineering for Ford Motor Company. Julian earned an MBA and a Master’s in Aerospace Science from the University of Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Hong Kong University.

Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors - Irwin I. Gzesh

Irwin I. Gzesh

Director

Irwin I. Gzesh joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2012 and chairs the Supervisory Committee. He is a partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP. Practicing law for over 40 years, his concentration has been in commercial real estate and corporate transactions, finance, and business planning for local, national, and international clients. Irwin has been selected by his professional peers on multiple occasions for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, for many years, Irwin has been identified by the Leading Lawyers Network as a “Leading Lawyer” in a variety of business law practice areas. He has also been recognized by Super Lawyers as a “Super Lawyer” in a number of diverse business law fields. Irwin received a bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a juris doctor with high honors from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Ajibola Johnson

Ajibola Johnson

Director

Ajibola Johnson (AJ) joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2021. He currently leads the Risk and Compliance program at Anixter Inc., which is part of Anixter’s business transformation initiative. In his role, he is responsible for leading risk management process design, execution of processes, monitoring and reporting of risk and compliance issues. Prior to joining Anixter, AJ held multiple leadership roles at Hospira in audit, risk management and corporate strategy. AJ began his career at Ernst & Young LLP in Chicago. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Sabrina King

Director

Sabrina King joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2018. She is Chief Talent Officer for LEARN, a 10-campus college prep K-8 charter school network. Sabrina began her career in financial management as an Analyst with Salomon Brothers in New York. From there Sabrina moved into human capital management as an Associate with Frederic W. Cook & Co. She has over 20 years of expertise in the financial services, transportation, and non-profit sectors. Prior to LEARN, Sabrina was Chief of People Management for the American Dental Association. She holds a master’s in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s in international government from Dartmouth College.

Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors - David Leib

David Leib

Director

David Leib, Chairperson of the Asset and Liability Committee, joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2012. In 2017, he retired from a career at United Airlines where he was most recently a Managing Director in the Treasury department. In that role, he was responsible for the fiduciary oversight of more than $15 billion of retirement plan assets. Prior to United, he was a civil engineer and worked for a California water utility and a global consulting engineering firm. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rice University and Master’s degrees from Stanford University and Northwestern University.

Alliant Credit Union Board of Directors - Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Director

Scott Wilson joined the Board of Directors of Alliant Credit Union in 2013. He is currently at Sabre Corporation where he serves as President, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, the leading technology provider for the hospitality industry, serving more than 40,000 hotels, resorts, and chains spanning 160 countries. Prior to this role, he was Chief Commercial Officer for Great Wolf Resorts, the largest family of indoor water park resorts in North America. Before Great Wolf, Wilson held various leadership positions in digital, marketing, and strategy at companies such as United Airlines, Marriott International, Boston Consulting Group, AOL, and American Airlines. Wilson holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.