Staff and Board


Mike Akerlow

Chief Executive Officer

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Mike comes to CDCU after nearly ten years working at Salt Lake City Corporation where he served as the Director of Housing and Neighborhood Development, the Deputy Director of the Department of Community and Neighborhoods, and the Economic Development Manager. In these roles, he was responsible for the management of the City’s allocation of federal grants, overseeing the City’s housing programs, capital asset management and capital improvements programs; real estate services; and the Sorenson Unity Center with the mission to revitalize, strengthen and support Salt Lake City communities. Mr. Akerlow holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah, where he graduated a member of Phi Kappa Phi and received his Masters of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

Greg Lambert

Chief Financial Officer

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Greg brings over 40 years of business experience to CDCU.  Most of his career focused on financial management, strategic planning and real estate development at both large public and small privately owned businesses.  His experience includes executive positions at May Department Stores (now Macy’s), Huttig Building Products and several privately owned companies experiencing “turn around”.  Greg has an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Brigham Young University.  Greg’s claim to fame was eating breakfast with Hank Aaron at the New York Stock Exchange the morning that his company was listed for trading.

Katie Milligan

Director of Housing

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Katie’s greatest passions in life are people and connection, which fuel how she approaches the design of programs, products, and services. She has transformed business models from transactional to customer-centric by designing an experience that connects with the end user. Over the last 8 years, Katie has worked for both government and non-profits (locally and nationally) with a mission of expanding access to affordable housing and building stronger communities that support housing stability and economic mobility. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Family, Consumer, and Human Development with an emphasis in Family Finance and minor in Financial Planning. As a certified yoga instructor, Katie brings mindfulness techniques and tools to the workplace to help staff achieve a more balanced work life and better handle stress. In her personal time, she is working on bringing the healing and transformational power of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to more communities of Salt Lake City. Community development begins with building up the individuals that live in a community, which Katie does through her work at CDCU as well as her yoga endeavors.

J. Todd Reeder

Director of Real Estate Development

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Amber Howell

Loan Processor

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Brayan Nava

Lending Manager

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Carol LaFreniere

Home Sales Coordinator, Real Estate Agent

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Denise Hunsaker

Office Manager

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Emily Strong

Strategic Programs Manager

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Jean Barton

Jean Barton

Accounting Manager

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Jessica Cassity

Senior Accountant

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Luz Baxley

Homeownership Advisor

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Board of Directors

Christine Richman


GSBS Richman Consulting

Ann House

Vice President

Personal Money Management Center, University of Utah

Ryan Peel


Synchrony Bank

Dennis Astill

Past President

Dennis M. Astill, PC

George Coburn

Ally Bank

Tom Godfrey


Lily Gray

National Development Council

Elliott Jenkins

Hamlet Companies

Gena Jones

Zions Bank

Kisty Morris

Morgan Stanley

Scott Roberts

Goldman Sachs

Kenneth Robertson


Zach Taylor

American Express