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CUNA Council Forum meets Mendez is new chair
MADISON, Wis. (11/24/10)--The Council Forum, the leadership group of the CUNA Councils, met in Washington, D.C., with Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Bill Cheney and CUNA's senior staff to discuss mid-term elections and the implications for credit unions and current legislative and regulatory priorities.
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Bill Cheney, right, recognizes the Council Forum's outgoing chair, Nader Moghaddam, president/CEO of Financial Partners FCU, for his leadership of the CUNA Councils' leadership group.
Members of CUNA's Council Forum who visited the National Credit Union Administration recently were, from left: Dan Leclerc, Cheryl Sorenson, Pam Finch, Jennifer Morse, Suzanne Oliver, Robert Reh, Erin Mendez, Sean McDonald, David Rohn, Jennifer Lehn, Rudy Pereira, Bill Vogney, Anne Legg, Aaron Bresko, Nader Moghaddam, and Sue Douglas. (Photo provided by the CUNA Councils)
Erin Mendez, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Schools First FCU, Santa Ana, Calif., became chair of the group, succeeding Nader Moghaddam, president/CEO of Financial Partners FCU, Downey, Calif. Rudy Pereira, senior vice president operations and technology, Alliant CU, will serve as vice chair. During the two-day meeting, the forum met with the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Executive Director David Marquis, Deputy Director Larry Fazio, and Melinda Love, NCUA's head of Examination and Insurance. The Council Forum comprises two representatives from each of the six CUNA Councils, plus an elected chair and vice chair. CUNA Councils, the largest professional society for credit union executives, has nearly 5,000 members from credit unions nationwide. Additional Council Forum members include:
* CUNA CFO Council: Chair Pam Finch, chief financial officer (CFO), Mid-Minnesota FCU, Baxter, Minn., and Vice chair Dan Leclerc, senior vice president/CFO, Aventa CU, Colorado Springs, Colo.; * CUNA HR/TD Council: Chair Jennifer Morse, vice president HR/training, Empower FCU, Syracuse, N.Y., and Vice chair Suzanne Oliver, senior vice president educational services/chief learning officer, Mountain America FCU, West Jordan, Utah; * CUNA Lending Council: Chair Aaron Bresko, vice president lending, BECU, Tukwila, Wash., and Vice chair Bill Vogeney, senior vice president/chief lending officer, Ent FCU, Colorado Springs, Colo.; * CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council: Chair Anne Legg, vice president marketing, Cabrillo CU, San Diego, and Vice chair Sean McDonald, chief marketing officer, Liberty Savings FCU, Jersey City, N.J.; * CUNA Operations Sales & Service Council: Chair Jennifer Lehn, executive vice president, Numerica CU, Spokane Valley, Wash., and Vice chair Sue Douglas, senior vice president/chief operating officer, State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C.; and * CUNA Technology Council: Chair Pereira, and Vice chair Robert Reh, chief information officer, Nassau Financial FCU, Westbury, N.Y.
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