ORLANDO, Fla. (6/19/08)--Rich Helber, executive vice president and chief financial officer, GTE FCU, Tampa, has been elected the new chairman of the Florida Credit Union League’s (FCUL) board of directors. He was elected during FCUL’s 74th Annual Convention and Exposition. He succeeds John Hirabayashi, president/CEO, Community First CU of Florida, Jacksonville. Helber also is chairman of the Florida Credit Union Foundation and serves on the National Credit Union Foundation Finance and Audit Committees. He formerly held positions as president/CEO of Central Corporate CU and vice president of financial operations and services, U.S. Central CU, Lenexa, Kan. Also elected were the FCUL board’s executive officers:
* Chairman-Elect: Mary O. Wood, president/CEO, Florida West Coast CU, Brandon; * Treasurer: Brent E. Lister, president/CEO, First Florida CU, Jacksonville; * Secretary: Tom Randle, CEO, Sarasota (Fla.) Coastal CU; and * Executive Officer-at-Large: Anice Prosser, senior vice president, human resources, Envision CU, Tallahassee.