ONTARIO, Calif. (12/5/12)--Both the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues recently elected new board chairmen at their annual meetings held in Las Vegas--Teresa Halleck and Wayne Tew, respectively.
Halleck, president/CEO of San Diego County CU (SDCCU), San Diego's largest locally owned financial institution, was re-elected as chairman of the board of the California Credit Union League.
Also elected to the executive committee of the board were Teresa Freeborn, president/ CEO of Xceed Financial FCU in El Segundo, as vice chairman; and Jon Hernandez, president/CEO of CalCom FCU in Torrance, City of Downey FCU in Downey, and Mattel FCU in El Segundo, as an at-large director.
Halleck, with more than 20 years of financial industry experience, joined SDCCU as president/CEO in August 2010. Prior to SDCCU, she served as president/CEO of Sacramento-based The Golden 1 CU for nearly eight years. Under Halleck's leadership, SDCCU has continued to remain the top financial performer in San Diego. SDCCU's membership growth is roughly three times the industry average in 2012.
Halleck also has served on the California Department of Financial Institutions' Credit Union Advisory Committee.
The California league represents more than 300 credit unions and more than 8.7 million members in California.
Tew, president/CEO of Clark County CU in Las Vegas, was elected as the Nevada Credit Union League board chairman. The other members of the board are:
- Vice Chairman Eric Estes, president/CEO of Boulder Dam CU, Boulder City;
- Treasurer Wally Murray, president /CEO of Greater Nevada CU, Carson City;
- Director Dennis Flannigan, president/CEO of Great Basin FCU, Reno, Nev.; and
- Director Barbara Reuter, president/CEO of Financial Horizons CU, Hawthorne.
Tew has served as president/ CEO of Clark County since 1986. He has served as chairman of the Client Group Board for SUMMIT Information Systems, a FiServ company that provides data processing software to credit unions throughout the world, and on the advisory board for American Share Insurance, the largest private deposit insurance company in the U.S.
The Nevada Credit Union League represents 14 credit unions and more than 193,000 credit union members in Nevada.