MADISON, Wis. (8/31/12)--The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is seeking nominees to take up a trio of open board positions: two credit union executive/director seats, and one credit union system affiliate seat.
Volunteers serve up to three three-year terms on the NCUF Board as long as they are re-nominated by the NCUF Nominations Committee and re-elected by the NCUF Board.
To qualify for the credit union executive or director position, nominees must be executive officers or directors of a credit union. To qualify for the system affiliate position, nominees must be directors or executive officers of a nationwide organization whose main focus is to support credit unions or some element of the credit union movement. Credit unions must also comprise a significant portion of the given organization's ownership or membership.
Qualified candidates interested in applying for the NCUF board seats can click "Volunteer for our Board" from the NCUF homepage for the declaration of candidacy document.
Applications must be received by Oct. 31.
There are currently two incumbents in the system affiliate and at-large seats up for election: Mark Twisdale, senior vice president of human resources at State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C., and Stan Hollen, president/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. Both members have said they would serve another term if called upon.
The applicant for the remaining board seat would replace Gary Oakland, former president/CEO of BECU, Seattle, Wash. Oakland has retired from his credit union and is leaving the board. The new board member would finish Oakland's current term, which is scheduled to continue until Dec. 31, 2013.
The 13 voting seats on the NCUF Board include representatives of national person credit unions, national organizations serving credit unions, corporate credit unions, state credit union foundations, state leagues and an at-large position.
The NCUF will hold an organizational meeting on Jan. 14 and 15 in Anaheim, Calif. The NCUF has also scheduled a spring/summer meeting for May in Tampa, Fla., and a fall board meeting and planning session in September. The fall meeting is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C.