The CUNA Board of Directors Continues to Receive Nominations | 2022-10-28

Nominations are now being accepted for eight vacant directorships on the CUNA Board of Directors. The closing date for nominations and seconds is Friday November 4th.

Voting begins Nov. 10 and ends Dec. 15 in disputed elections. Visit CUNA’s website for nomination information.

CUNA has confirmed receipt of the following nominations for board elections:

  • District 1 Class A: Lori Herrick, President/CEO, Manchester Municipal FCU, Manchester, Conn.
  • District 2, Class B: Amy Sink, CEO, Interterra CU, Goshen, Ind.
  • District 4, Class A: Patrick Drenn, CEO, 1stSt Gateway CU, Camanche, Iowa
  • Class C: Brian Best, President/CEO, GTE Financial CU, Tampa, Florida.
  • Class C: Dayatra (“Day”) T. Matthews, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Local Government FCU, Raleigh, NC

They join other confirmed nominees:

  • District 6, Class B: Nader Moghaddam, CEO, Financial Partners CU, Downey, California.
  • Class D: Charles Elliott, President/CEO, Mississippi CU Association, Jackson, Miss.
  • Class D: Scott F. Simpson, President/CEO, Utah CU Association, Salt Lake City, Utah

The directors-elect will assume office following the adjournment of CUNA’s AGM, which will be held on February 27, 2023 during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, and will remain in office through the 2026 AGM.

Each credit union candidate must be an employee or a voting director of the nominating credit union, with the nomination being supported in writing by at least two other credit unions of the same class and, for Class A and B, the district. Nominees elected by leagues must be a league executive and be nominated in writing by that league with the nomination supported in writing by at least one other league.

Two Class A positions and two Class B positions are available as follows:

  • District 1, Class A: Credit unions with fewer than 57,000 members in Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Incumbent Lori Herrick (CT) is seeking re-election.
  • District 2, Class B: Credit unions with a minimum of 57,000 and a maximum of 204,000 members in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.
  • District 4, Class A: Credit unions with fewer than 57,000 members in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Incumbent Patrick Drenn (IA) is aiming for re-election.
  • District 6, Class B: Credit unions with a minimum of 57,000 and a maximum of 204,000 members in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palmyra Atoll Wake Atoll. Incumbent Nader Moghaddam (CA) is seeking re-election.

There are also two C and D positions to choose from. In Class C, incumbent Brian Best (FL) is seeking re-election; Tony Budet (TX) will Not seek re-election. In Class D, both incumbents — Charles Elliott (MS) and Scott Simpson (UT) — have submitted their nominations for re-election.

Candidates should consider these characteristics, experiences and influences when making their own assessment of their qualifications for a board position. Candidates have the opportunity to indicate how they meet these characteristics when completing their Candidate Profile form. The Board of CUNA believes these characteristics are important for qualified and diverse candidates:

  • Proven dedication and engagement in the CUNA/League system
  • Participation in their credit union community
  • Proven decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated local, state and national CUNA advocacy experience/efforts
  • business acumen
  • communication skills
  • Strategic Expertise
  • Commitment to the values ​​of the credit union
  • leadership skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring diversity and inclusion in professional settings, e.g. B. Qualifications, experience, geography, demographics, etc.

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