Kara Hood


2007-Present                         Credit Union National Association                           Madison, WI

Technical Writing–Freelance

·     Development of “Seminars in a Box” on Regulation CC, Regulation B and Check Fraud

·     Includes

·      “Script” and handbook for seminar facilitator

·      Participant’s handbook

·      Class notes and handouts


2006-Present                         West Side Christian Church                                      Springfield, IL


·     Monthly e-Newsletter:  Online at http://www.wschurch.org/youngadults

·     Recruit writers and assign articles

·     Edit all articles for grammar, content, word count, etc.

·     Write occasional articles

2006-Present                         ISPFCU                                                                        Springfield, IL

Compliance Officer

·     Create policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws and regulations

·     Design and implement company-wide training programs on compliance related topics

·     Develop and administer annual grammar training for all employees

·     Creation, research and writing of Compliance Corner, newsletter regarding regulatory changes and financial information


2001-2002                               McKendree College/University                                  Lebanon, IL

The Montage:  McKendree College’s Creative Writing Journal

·     Published short story

·     Published poetry




1998-2002                               McKendree College                                                       Lebanon, IL

·     B.A. in English/Literature

·     Graduated summa cum laude.

Activities/Additional Areas of Experience

President of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society), McKendree College Chapter: 2001-2002; Speaker/Presenter at Sigma Tau Delta’s Conference: 2002; 4 years mentoring and tutoring in grammar and writing: 1998-2002; 4 years of H.S. French


Blogs; The credit union movement; Young Adult literature; Paranormal or Supernatural literature; Grammar and the English language; written communication


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