Executive Team

The AMC executive team works to lead, integrate and leverage the operating companies’ products and services to improve efficiencies and create opportunity. Click here to view the AMC Board of Directors.

Murray Williams PhotoMurray Williams, CEO/Chairman

Murray Williams serves as board chairman and CEO of Affiliates Management Company (AMC). In these roles, Murray provides strategic leadership and governance oversight for AMC’s family of companies, board and executive team. He also serves as the President & CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL), AMC’s parent company. Murray has been with AMC/ICUL since 1996. He earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation through the American Society of Association Executives and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Program. Murray also received his MBA and a BA with honors from Iowa State University. He serves on the SHAZAM board and has served on the CUNA Strategic Services board along with other industry leadership roles. Murray has been inducted into the International Executive Volunteer Corps for the World Council of Credit Unions and is a recipient of the Leadership and Support Award by the Network of Latino Credit Unions and Professionals. 

Travis SchipperTravis Schipper, CFO

Travis Schipper is the Chief Financial Officer of the Iowa Credit Union League and Affiliates Management Company (AMC), the holding company for the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL), where he oversees the financial management of ICUL, AMC and the AMC family of companies. Prior to joining ICUL/AMC in December 2021, Travis held positions as SVP Finance at CO-OP Financial Services, VP of Finance for the executive office of Kum & Go, VP of Finance in consumer lending at Wells Fargo, and also has past experience as a small business owner in Central Iowa. Travis holds a degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Minnesota (Carlson School).

Michelle Barker PhotoMichelle Barker, General Counsel

Michelle Barker is the general counsel of AMC, where she provides company-wide contract management, human resource legal support, intellectual property strategies, and manages other legal and regulatory risk mitigation activities. Prior to joining AMC, Michelle was Assistant Vice President and Senior Counsel of Lincoln Financial Group where she worked for the past four years. Previously, she was VP and General Counsel of American Enterprise Group/American Republic Insurance, a diversified mutual insurance company based in Des Moines, where she worked in various leadership positions within their legal team over eight years. Prior to her time at American Republic, Michelle spent eight years as an attorney/partner at a small private practice in Des Moines. She holds her Juris Doctorate with distinction and BA from the University of Iowa.

Carrie Kompelien PhotoCarrie Kompelien, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Carrie Kompelien is the SVP, Human Resources of AMC. She is responsible for overseeing all human resources functions including benefits, compensation, employee development, employee relations, recruitment, payroll, legal compliance and policy review. Carrie has been part of the human resources team since 2002. Prior to joining the company, she worked for Dice.Com in a HR capacity. She earned her Strategic Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR) in 2008 from the HR Certification Institute and attained the SHRM Senior Certified Professional designation in 2015. Carrie received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University.

Matt Oakley PhotoMatt Oakley, Chief Operating Officer

Matt Oakley is the Chief Operating Officer of AMC. He is tasked with providing leadership and strategic guidance for the ongoing growth and development of the AMC family of companies. Matt was previously Chief Marketing Officer for AMC. Prior to joining AMC, Matt was Chief Marketing Officer for B2E Data Marketing, where he led strategic growth and branding initiatives. He has also served in past roles as CMO for TMG Financial Services, and lead marketing teams at Kreg Tool and Marsh. Matt holds a Master's Degree from Webster University and a Bachelor's Degree from Wayne State College.

Justin Hupfer PhotoJustin Hupfer, Senior Vice President & CEO, PolicyWorks Iowa

Justin Hupfer is a Senior Vice President of AMC and is responsible for providing strategic guidance and leadership regarding public policy and regulatory affairs for all AMC companies. He also serves as the CEO of PolicyWorks Iowa. In this role, he is responsible for the overall operations, business development and achievement of client objectives for PolicyWorks Iowa. He previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs for the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL), overseeing its federal and state government affairs activities and political action fundraising. Under Justin’s direction, ICUL’s political action committee and grassroots program consistently ranked among the most effective in the state. Prior to that, he worked on the Republican caucus staff in the Iowa House, staffing the House Commerce and Economic Development Committees. Justin received his law degree with honors from Drake University Law School and graduated from Grinnell College. He currently sits on the board of the Iowa Taxpayers Association and serves on the City of Johnston Board of Adjustment. Justin also served eight years as an officer in the United States Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, earning the rank of Captain.

Ashley Vanderheiden HeadshotAshley Vanderheiden, Vice President of Administration

Ashley Vanderheiden serves as the Vice President of Administration for AMC and the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL). In this role, she supports the AMC CEO, manages governance matters for the AMC family of companies, and oversees the AMC administrative team. Ashley joined AMC in 2015 and served in a variety of roles within the legal department. Previously, she worked at a financial institution for four years where she started as a teller and rose to the role of branch manager. Ashley graduated from Simpson College with her Bachelor's Degree and was inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame for Women's Soccer. 

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