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Nominations Being Accepted for National Credit Union Foundation Board

The Foundation is currently seeking nominations for four board seats with a deadline of October 28, 2020 to apply. Volunteers may generally serve up to three terms of the duration of the term of office for the seat they are selected, as long as they are re-nominated by the Foundation Nominations Committee and re-elected by the Foundation Board.

The Foundation serves as the national charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement. Its mission is to be a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. The Foundation works to:

  • IGNITE understanding and focus on member and employee financial well-being;
  • INSPIRE and create opportunities to leverage their cooperative values to better serve members; and
  • RESPOND quickly when disasters hit to get credit union employees back on their feet.

The Foundation Board guides the strategic direction of the Foundation to serve the credit union movement.

Open Board Seats

The qualifications for the vacant Foundation Board seats are as follows:

  • Seat 5 – Credit union executive or director. The candidate must be an executive officer or director of a credit union.
  • Seat 13 – At-large. The candidate must be a representative of an organization outside the credit union system, such as a cooperative, that has demonstrated a commitment to the purpose of the Foundation.
  • Seat 14 – Credit union executive or director or system affiliate or at-large.
  • Seat 17 – Credit union executive or director or system affiliate or at-large.

The four Foundation Board seats are currently occupied by the following:

  • Seat 5 – Robert Cashman, President/CEO of Metro Credit Union in Mass., who is completing his first full three-year term and has expressed his intent to run as an incumbent for the seat he currently holds;
  • Seat 13 – Larry Middleman, President/CEO of CU Business Group in Ore., who is completing his third three-year term on the Foundation Board, making his seat vacant.
  • Seat 14 – David Mooney, President/CEO of Alliant Credit Union in Ill., who has retired from his organization making his seat vacant; and
  • Seat 17 – Bill Cheney, President/CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU in Santa Ana, Calif., who is completing his second three-year term on the Foundation Board and who has indicated he will not run as an incumbent for the seat he currently holds making his seat vacant.

How to Apply 

Download the “Declaration of Candidacy” document

Applications must be received by October 28, 2020. For questions, please contact Traci O’Neill at [email protected].