Meet Our Leadership Team.

Years of industry knowledge at your service.

Patti Tuma

CEO/Founder

Patti began her career working with credit unions in 1984, as Vice President of the Benefits division of a national brokerage firm. In 1994, she founded Benefits Unlimited, Inc. (BUI), a benefits brokerage firm with staff in Sugar Land, San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. Under Patti’s direction, BUI grew to more than 100 clients before being acquired by Gallagher Benefit Services (GBS), a national leader in employee benefits, in August 2010.

With her focus and commitment to the credit union industry she formed a Professional Employee Organization, CU People, Inc. (PEO) in 2001 which is still thriving today under her ownership. CU People provides a complete HR outsourcing solution for Credit Unions. These services include payroll, HR and benefit administration supporting 1000 plus worksite employees.


Eileen Westbrook

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Eileen was introduced to the credit union industry almost twenty years ago while working at Benefits Unlimited, Inc. (BUI), an employee benefit brokerage firm, now a division of Gallagher Benefit Services (GBS). Eileen’s focus was on finding creative employer-provided benefit solutions for her client base, including technology solutions to help manage and communicate those benefits.

Together, with founder and CEO, Patti Tuma, Ms. Westbrook was responsible for the successful launch of CU People to specialize in the credit union market creating a “custom fit” approach to service and technology. With her unique experience and vast knowledge of employee related benefits and administration in the credit union industry, Eileen will focus on growing existing relationships and building new ones based on her “service first” approach, positioning CU People as the best HR resource firm in the credit union industry.