MADISON, Wis. (10/27/08)--The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is seeking nominations for two board seats. Seats include:
* Credit Union Executive or Director–Each candidate must be and remain an executive officer or director of a credit union serving “natural persons.” The nominee elected to this seat will be asked to serve a term of three years; and * At-Large–Each candidate must be and remain a representative of an organization outside of the credit union system, such as a cooperative, that has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of NCUF. The nominee elected to this seat will be asked to serve a term of one, two, or three years. This term will be determined by the board at the time of the nominee’s election.
Qualified candidates interested in applying for either of these board seats can use the resource link. Applications must be received by Nov. 21. “Serving on the NCUF board is an opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of credit union members across America,” said current NCUF Board Chairman Allan Kemp McMorris, president/CEO of Oakland County CU, Waterford, Mich. McMorris has applied for the open Credit Union Executive seat. John Gregoire, current NCUF board member and partner at The Pro-Con Group, Ltd., in Madison, Wis., is running for a second term in the At-Large seat. NCUF’s Governance & Nominations Committee will review all candidates and recommend a slate of nominees to the NCUF board. The board will vote on the nominees in December. In January 2009, board members will elect officers at the organizational meeting. Other meetings planned for 2009:
* Organizational Meeting: Jan. 27 in New Orleans, La. * Strategic Planning Session: date to be determined in Madison, Wis. * Fall Board Meeting: Sept. 29 in Washington, D.C.
The 13 voting seats on the NCUF Board include seven natural-person credit unions, two national organizations serving credit unions, one corporate credit union, one state credit union foundation, one state credit union league, and one At-Large seat.