About Us

Organized in 1938, GreenState has grown to be Iowa’s largest credit union and one of the top financial institutions in the United States for returning profits to members in the form of better rates and lower fees.

GreenState Credit Union serves over 447,000 members with 33 office locations. Membership is open to:

  • Anyone living or working in Iowa or nearby counties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska or South Dakota
    • Illinois counties: Boone, Carroll, DuPage, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Knox, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Rock Island, Stephenson, Warren, Whiteside, Will county North of I-80, Winnebago
    • Wisconsin counties: Crawford, Grant, Lafayette
    • Nebraska counties: Dakota, Thurston, Burt, Washington, Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Otoe
    • South Dakota counties: Union, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Moody, Brookings
  • Current employees of a business/organization, or members of an association, who GreenState partners with.
  • University of Iowa students, staff, and alumni.
  • Direct relatives of current GreenState Credit Union members.
  • Members of the Iowa Consumer Council/American Consumer Council.

We encourage you to explore our site and learn about all we have to offer, our most recent welcome guide is also a great resource. Better yet, stop in any office location or call us. We would enjoy the opportunity to show you why GreenState is your best choice for financial services.

Welcome: Creating Lasting Value

Members & Community

GreenState exists to serve its members.

Our “members first” philosophy has led to a national rank by independent research firm Callahan & Associates for Return of Member (ROM). This measures how effectively a financial institution returns its profits back in the form of better rates on deposits and loans. For nearly a decade, GreenState’s ROM rank has consistently been in the top 1% up against more than 13,000 banks and credit unions nationwide.

GreenState exists to serve the community.

We volunteer time and donate funds to support the local organizations and charities that help our communities thrive. We provide financial education for area schools and businesses to help residents grow and make smart money decisions.

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We’re committed to strengthening our communities and improving the lives of our members.

GreenState Community Involvement

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Our Vision

We create lasting value for those we serve.

Our Mission

As the nation’s greatest financial institution we…

  • Make a profound impact in the lives of our members.
  • Empower our employees to create endless opportunities and shape our future.
  • Enhance the vitality of our communities by donating our time, talents, and financial support.

Our Values

We Grow Through Learning — We expect growth, and help employees unlock their potential while learning from occasional mistakes. We're never satisfied with the status quo.

We Build Positive Team Spirit — We care for our teammates. We're diverse, putting the interests of others before our own, and proactively give credit where it's due.

We're Truthful and Accountable — We treat others with uncompromising honesty and respect. We're responsible for our work and that of our teammates.

We Go Above and Beyond — We're not average and neither is our service, which sometimes means unconventional or beyond what's expected.

We Take Risks — We're adventurous, creative, and open‐minded and challenge each other with innovative ideas.

We Embrace Efficiency and Continuous Improvement— We involve affected parties in making quick decisions and return more to our stakeholders through excellence in efficiency and growth.

GreenState Credit Union Governance

GreenState Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. As so, our Board of Directors serves the membership in a volunteer capacity. This section provides you with information on GreenState Governance and introduces you to each of our Board Members.

Press Release April 2024 - GreenState Elects Board Officers

Fred Mims, Chairperson

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Fred Mims is a former Associate Director of Athletics with the University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Before his retirement he also served as the Interim Director of the University of Iowa's Center for Diversity and Enrichment. Fred was first elected to the UICCU board in 2001 and currently serves as the board's chair. He has been involved in numerous civic activities including the boards of Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County, MECCA, Hawkeye Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Iowa City Chamber of Commerce, the Community Corrections Improvement Association and the Iowa City Human Rights Committee. Fred is a current judicial appointee to the Iowa Sixth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services. On the national scene he has served on the boards of the National Association of Athletic Academic Advisors, the Big Ten Conference Sports Management Committee and the NCAA Division 1A Certification Committee. Fred has received numerous recognitions for his service including being the recipient of the University of Iowa's Distinguished Catalyst Award, recipient of the NCAA Division 1A Athletic Directors Association's Dr. Gene Hooks Award and recognized by the African American Museum of Iowa. Fred and his wife Susan have four children.

Lynsey Engels, Vice-Chairperson

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Lynsey Engels is president of Mel Foster Co.’s real estate brokerage division. Prior to advancing into this role in 2013, she was a Realtor® for 12 years. As president, she spearheaded the modernization of several of the company’s offices into boutique style spaces that integrate technology and utilize flexible workspaces for agents who work remotely. Lynsey is currently serving on the board of directors for the John Deere Classic, Trinity Foundation, GreenState Credit Union, and is involved with the Grant Wood Elementary School PTA. She coaches in the Bettendorf Soccer Association, is a sustaining member of Junior League of the Quad Cities, and a member of Brainstormers, a real estate industry group. As co-chair of Color the Quad Cities 5K run from 2013 to 2016, she helped raise over $250,000 for charities that serve children and families in the Quad Cities. She has been instrumental in raising funds for the Robert Young Center Children and Adolescent Services to help make a difference for children and families struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. From 2005 to 2009, Lynsey was a Make-A-Wish gala committee member and wish grantor. She volunteered for Junior Achievement from 2005 to 2009. In 2007, Lynsey was recognized as a Quad City Area Leader under 40. Lynsey and her husband, Marc, have three daughters and live in Davenport, Iowa.

Laurel Day, Secretary

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Laurel Day is a retired Administrator from the Cedar Rapids Community School District. She served in that capacity for the past 28 years and thoroughly enjoyed the rewards that come with serving as a public-school advocate. She is a former Human Resource Generalist for the United States Department of Justice/U.S. Trustees and Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Coe College. Laurel has served on the boards of United Way of East Central Iowa, the Rotary West Club of Cedar Rapids, the UICCU Linn County Advisory Board, the Cedar Rapids School Foundation, the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, and is a proud alum of the Leadership for Five Seasons. Laurel was elected to the GreenState Board of Directors in 2011 and currently serves on the GreenState Executive Committee as Secretary. Laurel’s family include her husband, Tom, also a retired CRCSD school administrator, and their adult twin daughters. Together their family enjoys the arts, travel, gardening, and supporting local music and school activities.

Drew Denning, Treasurer

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Drew Denning recently returned to Ankeny, Iowa, after 4+ years with Well Fargo Advisors in Saint Louis as a Senior Vice President - Retirement Strategist. Prior to this, he spent 26+ years at the Principal in Des Moines as Vice President - Retiree Services Group. Both positions were focused on providing advice and education to individuals and their financial advisors on how to best prepare for and live in retirement. He obtained both his undergraduate degrees in Management and Finance as well as an MBA from Drake University. He spent 16 years as a Board member for Premier Credit Union (formally, Principal Financial Group Employee’s Credit Union) having served in the roles of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and President. He was an active member in the greater Saint Louis Habitat for Humanity program and after 16 years, is still active with the Knights-of-Columbus organization focusing on programs benefiting individuals and the community. Drew’s family includes his wife Jane (CPA) and their two children, Matt (attorney) and Maggie (financial services), who live in the Des Moines area while Jane and Drew reside in Ankeny going on 30 years.

MJ Dolan, Audit/Risk Management Committee Chairperson

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MJ Dolan serves as the Executive Director of the Iowa Association of Community College Trustees, which advocates and provides leadership education for Iowa’s 15 Community Colleges. In the past, Dolan has held a wide range of leadership roles for prominent Iowa companies such as Risk Manager for Mercy Medical Center and Corporate Trust Officer for Wells Fargo. Dolan served in the office of Governor Terry Branstad before moving to Iowa Association of School Boards where, over a period of twenty years, she served the school board in various capacities for Iowa’s Schools and Community Colleges. Dolan is a licensed attorney who holds a Bachelor of Business in Finance and as well as a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Iowa. Dolan has three children and in her free time enjoys visiting them as well as engaging in philanthropic work. She has served on a wide variety of boards for various community interests.

Dick Noble, Director

Dick was employed with the University of Iowa Community Credit Union (now GreenState Credit Union) for nearly 40 years. Serving in many different capacities, he retired in 2019 as Senior Vice President of Operations. His experience at the Credit Union included serving on the Asset Liability Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Credit Committee working with Retail, Mortgage, Commercial and Indirect lending, Loan Processing, and Collections. His oversight responsibilities also included Deposit Administration, Facilities, Credit Card Processing, and Information Technology. He was the legislative liaison for the Credit Union, involved with both State and Federal legislation. He was elected to the Board and Executive Committees for the Iowa Credit Union League. In association with the Iowa Credit Union League, he served as a Credit Union Political Action Council Board member. Dick has two sons living in Marion and Iowa City. He has served on several non-profit boards and enjoys many activities including biking, golf, and pickleball.

Tiffany O'Donnell, Director

Tiffany joined Iowa Women Lead Change in 2015 as its first Chief Operating Officer. In 2017, she became the Chief Executive Officer. The organization is focused on workforce development through a gender lens, dedicated to advancing women leaders at all levels. Now called Women Lead Change, Tiffany has led the organization through tremendous growth, tripling its revenue and expanding its scope and reach well beyond Iowa’s borders onto a global scale. Tiffany is currently the co-chair of the statewide public/private EPIC Corporate Challenge. More than 400 individuals and Iowa companies have signed on to take the Challenge which asks Iowa companies to measure their progress in advancing women leaders. Tiffany is currently the mayor of Cedar Rapids. Prior to her time at Women Lead Change, Tiffany was an Emmy-award winning news reporter/anchor at WHO-TV and CBS2/Fox 28. Tiffany has been a dedicated Cedar Rapids volunteer for the past 20 years serving in leadership for non-profits including Kids First Law Center, Revival Theatre Company and the Alzheimer’s Association. She was also Vice Chair of the founding board and member of the capital campaign for the NewBo City Market. She’s been a part of the recent Waypoint renovation, ConnectCR trail project, HallMar Village by Mercy Medical Center and the recent capital campaign at First Lutheran Church. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys flying, having received her private pilot’s certificate in December. She and her husband, Michael, have been married 29 years and have two daughters, Devon and Lucci.

Mark Rolinger, Credit Committee Chairperson

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Mark Rolinger graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1984, and graduated from Wartburg College, where he played Varsity Men’s Basketball, with a B.A. in Accounting in 1988. He earned his law degree from the University Of Iowa College Of Law in 1991. Mark joined the law firm of Redfern, Mason, Larsen and Moore, P.L.C., in 1991 and has been a partner in the firm since 1994. He is married to Lisa Rolinger and has three daughters – Abby, Allison, and Clare. Mark is a member of the Black Hawk County Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association (member of Business Law, Probate and Trust Law, Real Estate and Title Law Sections), and the American Bar Association. His law practice areas include corporate law, business transactions, estate planning, trust and estate administration, and real estate. Mark is currently the Treasurer of the Black Hawk County Bar Association and serves on the Professional Advisors Committee of the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation. He previously served as President of the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation has also served Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity as board member and past President, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Wartburg College, and the University of Northern Iowa.


Recent Financial Statements

GreenState Financials are posted at all branch locations. They are also available to members upon request by e-mailing us at mac@greenstate.org

Annual Reports

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