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Contested election for CUNA board seat
MADISON, Wis. (10/15/10)—Another nomination has been received in the District 4, Class A race for a seat on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors. The nomination of Brian Smith-Vandergriff, board member of Catholic Family CU, Kansas City, Mo., brings the total nominations to 10 for board seats. Smith-Vandergriff will be running against Patricia A. Wesenberg, governmental affairs liaison, Marshfield (Wis.) Medical Center CU for the District 4, Class A. So far, that’s the only contested race in the elections. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 22. Voting will take place from Oct. 27 through Dec. 17. Nominations also have been received for:
* Stephen G. Behler, president/CEO of Kemba CU, West Chester, Ohio, for the District 2, Class B seat; * Jeff York, president/CEO of CoastHills FCU, Lompoc, Calif., for the District 6, Class B seat; * Brett Martinez, president/CEO, Redwoods CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., for a District 6, Class C seat in a special election; * Harriet May, president/CEO, GECU, El Paso, Texas, District 5, Class C. May is currently CUNA's chairman; * Paul Gentile, president/CEO, New Jersey Credit Union League, Hightstown, N.J., District 1, Class D; * Ed Williams, president/CEO, Discovery FCU, Wyomissing, Pa., for District 1, Class A; * Wendell Lyons, president/CEO of the Kentucky Credit Union League, District 2, Class D; and * Maurice Smith, CEO, Local Government FCU, Raleigh, N.C., District 3, Class C.
Positions up for election are:
* District 1, Class A; * District 1, Class D; * District 2, Class B; * District 2, Class D; * District 3, Class C; * District 4, Class A; * District 5, Class C; and * District 6, Class B.
There is one special election: CUNA's current District 6, Class C director will step down from the board at the end of this year. The successful candidate in that election will be seated Jan. 1 and serve through the 2012 CUNA Annual General Meeting. The others elected will take office Feb. 28 and serve a three-year term that expires at the adjournment of the 2014 CUNA Annual General Meeting.


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