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Minnesota Foundation elects officers board
ST. PAUL, Minn. (8/13/12)--The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MNCUF) Thursday named its table officers and welcomed new board members.


At a MNCUF board meeting, the board elected Pat Brekken, president of Richfield/Bloomington CU in Richfield, as chair; Dave Larson, senior vice president of Affinity Plus FCU in St. Paul and executive director of the Affinity Plus Foundation, as vice chair; and Brian Sherrick, executive vice president of lending and member services at Postal CU in Woodbury, as secretary/treasurer.

Brekken and Larson are entering into their third consecutive years in those roles. This is the first year that Sherrick will serve in the position. Table officers are elected for one-year terms.

Brekken and Larson joined the MNCUF Board in October 2009. Sherrick was electedto the board last year.

At the MNCUF annual meeting in July, Kristi Mukomela of Novation CU in Oakdale, Larry Champeaux of Northern Communities CU in Duluth, and Kathy Harrington of Heartland CU in Inver Grove were elected to three-year terms on the board.

Mukomela has been on the board for more than eight years, serving as MNCUF chair from 2004-2010 and secretary/treasurer from 2011-2012.

Champeaux has served the credit union movement for more than 25 years. Since 2008, he has worked as the president/CEO of Northern Communities CU.

Harrington has more than 25 years of experience in the credit union industry, working at a credit union in Spain before moving to Minnesota. She has been the president of Heartland CU since 2010.

The board also includes Mary Hansen of Mayo Employees FCU in Rochester. Hansen has been on the MNCUF board since 2004.


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