Kathy Courtney

Chief Operating Officer at GreenState Credit Union


Kathy Bader Courtney has global and domestic leadership experience across operations, P&L and financial management, strategic planning, client relations, product and program/project management, technology and analytics, and organizational/talent development.
Kathy joined GreenState Credit Union in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer where she is responsible for leadership of Card and Deposit Services, Retail Processing, Retail Underwriting, Account Resolutions, Digital Transformation, Wealth Management, and Mergers & Acquisitions for the cooperative. Previously, Kathy also had responsibility for Facilities, Legal, Risk, and Compliance. GreenState Credit Union is a rapidly growing organization that currently serves over 300,000 members and has over $8B in assets.

Prior to joining GreenState, Kathy spent nearly 12 years with Northern Trust (NTRS), an Asset Management and Asset Servicing organization serving the needs of Institutional and Wealth Management clients. Northern Trust operates across 21 countries with ~$12T in Assets Under Custody/Administration and ~$1T in Assets under Management. Kathy worked out of their Chicago, London, and Singapore offices and across all regions serving in various roles including CAO of Institutional Asset Management (sales and servicing), SVP and Regional Head of the Asia-Pacific Investment Manager Liaison Group (securities operations), and VP of Internal Product Management (program management/technology/CRM systems and Business Intelligence).

Kathy is passionate about financial evolution with banking and thrilled to be serving on the Curql Collective Board helping advance the mission for the credit union industry. She is also an active supporter of areas focused on advancing economic empowerment, education, and women in leadership. She currently holds Board positions for Curql Collective, CU Engage, Iowa City Area Business Development, and the University of Iowa Tippie Finance Advisory Council. Previously, she held board roles Iowa Women’s Foundation and Youth Guidance, and was actively involved with Chicago Scholars and UCAN in the Chicago metropolitan area as well as various child education-based charities while living and working in the Asia-Pacific region.