MADISON, Wis. (11/29/07)--Ballots for the election of the board of directors at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) are due Dec. 14 to the outside auditing firm. In District 3, Class C, the candidates are Tom Dorety, president/CEO, Suncoast Schools FCU, Tampa, Fla. and Bruce Burns, chairman, SRP FCU, North Augusta, S.C. The successful candidate will begin a full three-year term March 3, 2008. In a special election to fill the unexpired term of Mary Shipe, whose resignation from the board is effective Dec. 31, four candidates will vie for the District 5, Class A position. The winner of that race will take office Jan. 1, 2008, and the term will expire in 2009. Candidates are:
* Brian J. Barkdull, president/CEO, American Southwest CU, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; * Paul J. Brucker, president, Railway CU, Mandan, N.D.; * Winona Nava, president/CEO, Guadalupe CU, Sante Fe, N.M.; and * Marsha Tynsky, president, Trona Valley Community FCU, Green River, Wyo.
Incumbents who ran unopposed and were re-elected to the board include:
* District 1, Class D: Joseph G. Bergeron, president, Association of Vermont Credit Unions, South Burlington, Vt.; * District 2, Class B: William A. Herring, president/CEO, Cincinnati Central CU, Cincinnati, Ohio; * District 2, Class D: Paul L. Mercer, president, Ohio Credit Union System, Dublin, Ohio; * District 4, Class A: Pat Wesenberg, president/CEO, Point Plus CU, Stevens Point, Wis.; and * District 5, Class C: Harriet May, CEO, GECU, El Paso, Texas.
New board members Mary Cunningham, president/CEO, USA FCU, San Diego, and Edwin L. Williams, president/CEO, Discovery FCU, Wyomissing, Pa., will take office March 3, 2008. Cunningham represents credit unions in District 6, Class B. Williams represents District 1, Class A. Each ran unopposed in their district categories.