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Cornerstone League Welcomes New Board Members

Jan 26, 2023, 09:04 AM by Cornerstone League

Heartland Credit Union Association Delegates Join Cornerstone’s Board Roster

PLANO, TEXAS, Jan. 25, 2023 – After a 93% member vote in favor of the Cornerstone League-Heartland Credit Union Association merger, the Cornerstone League board of directors has expanded to accommodate directors from Kansas and Missouri. The updated roster includes the following:

  • Judy Hadsall, Multipli Credit Union
  • Brenda Kliewer, McPherson Co-op Credit Union
  • Bob Mayes, Mainstreet Credit Union
  • Bob McKay, Together Credit Union
  • Jay Neathery, United Consumers Credit Union
  • Rick Nichols, River Region Credit Union

The new directors will serve a three-year term (2023-2026) and join the existing Cornerstone League board members:

  • Chairman: James Boyd, Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Vice Chair: Tammy Passafiume, Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union
  • Secretary: Gina Wilson, Oklahoma Central Credit Union
  • Treasurer: Dale Hansard, Caprock Federal Credit Union
  • Melissa Burleson, Tarrant County’s Credit Union
  • Karyn Davis, UP Arkansas Federal Credit Union
  • Kenny Harrington, MemberSource Credit Union
  • Larry Shropshire, Communication Federal Credit Union
  • Jessie Swendig, Neighborhood Credit Union
  • James Tuggle, Transtar Federal Credit Union
  • JoBetsy Tyler, First Central Credit Union
  • David Willis, Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Ex-Officio: Caroline Willard, Cornerstone Credit Union League

    “We welcome our new directors and the expertise they bring to Cornerstone,” said Caroline Willard, Cornerstone League president and CEO. “Now that our teams are successfully combined, our board will continue to guide us in delivering unprecedented value to our members.”  

For merger details – including a timeline and archived articles – visit the merger FAQ page on the Cornerstone website.  

About Cornerstone League
Cornerstone League is among the nation’s largest regional credit union trade associations, serving approximately 700 credit unions in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Cornerstone exists to advance the success of credit unions in the region through legislative and grassroots advocacy; regulatory and compliance support; training, educational, and networking opportunities; essential communications related to news and information affecting the credit union industry; and other products and services that establish Cornerstone as the essential partner for credit unions. For more information, visit