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Cheney, La Pine, Middleman Join National Foundation Board
Monday, December 22, 2014 6:30 AM

The board of directors of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) held board elections at its December 15, 2014, meeting. The three new additions to the board include Bill Cheney, President/CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU in Santa Ana, California, Patrick La Pine, President/CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates in Tallahassee, Florida, and Larry Middleman, President/CEO of CU Business Group, LLC in Portland, Oregon.

Cheney will be filling a vacant board seat, while Middleman is taking a seat most recently held by John Gregoire, President of The ProCon Group in Madison, Wisconsin. La Pine will be the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) representative, replacing NCUF Vice Chairman John Radebaugh, President/CEO of the Carolinas Credit Union League in Greensboro, North Carolina, who isn’t eligible to serve another term. New officer elections will take place at NCUF’s January board meeting.

The elections are effective January 1, 2015. Also re-elected at the recent board meeting were:

  • Edwin Williams, President/CEO of Discovery Federal Credit Union in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania;
  • Laida Garcia, President/CEO of floridacentral Credit Union in Tampa, Florida; and
  • Christopher Roe, SVP, Corporate & Legislative Affairs, CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin;

In addition to the aforementioned, the members of the NCUF board are:

  • Lee Butke, President/CEO of Corporate One FCU in Columbus, Ohio (NCUF Board Treasurer);
  • Winona Nava, President/CEO of Guadalupe Credit Union in Santa Fe, New Mexico (NCUF Board Secretary);
  • Jim Nussle, President/CEO of the Credit Union National Association in Washington, DC (President);
  • Tom Dorety, President/CEO of Suncoast Credit Union in Tampa, Florida;
  • John Graham, President/CEO of Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort, Kentucky;
  • Teresa Halleck, President and CEO at San Diego County Credit Union, in San Diego, California;
  • Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services in Rancho Cucamonga, California;
  • Angela McCathran, President/CEO of People’s Trust Federal Credit Union in Houston, Texas;
  • David Mooney, President and CEO of Alliant Credit Union, in Chicago, Illinois;
  • Courtney Moran, Executive Director of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation in Farmers Branch, Texas;
  • Howard Spencer, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Northland Area FCU, in Oscoda, Michigan; and
  • Mark Twisdale, EVP, Administrative Services, State Employees’ Credit Union in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is the charitable arm of the US credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.