Director of Multicultural Business Strategy, CUNA Mutual Group.

In her current role, Opal is dedicated to leading and advancing the efforts of the Multicultural Center of Expertise (MCOE).  The MCOE exists to help CUNA Mutual Group understand multicultural consumers, identify business opportunities, develop action plans, and execute those plans to better serve customers and generate substantial business growth. In 2020 she was named as one of Wisconsin’s 51 most influential Black Leaders by Madison365 Media.

Opal received her bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Edgewood College.  

Opal is also a spoken word artist and emcee.  She has been performing poetry nationally since 2016, and released a full-length studio spoken word album called"My Name Is Opal"in 2019.The album has been streamed in over 30countries certifying Opal as a SpotifyVerified artist. You can stream the album on all major streaming platforms including Apple Music, Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and more. The album is also available for purchase on iTunes.

Opal is also a co-host of Black Currency, a financial literacy podcast available on all platforms. She serves on the board of directors for UCAN (Urban Community Arts Network)and The Midwest Chapter for the African American Credit Union Coalition.

www.opalellyse.com