MADISON, Wis. (9/30/09)–The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is seeking nominations for two board seats: Credit Union Executive or Director, and System Affiliate. For the executive or director seat, each candidate must be an executive officer or director of a credit union serving consumers. The incumbent for the seat is Mark Twisdale, senior vice president of human resources for State Employees’ CU in Raleigh, N.C. Twisdale is completing his first three-year term on the NCUF Board. Volunteers can serve up to three three-year terms on the board as long as they are re-nominated by the NCUF Governance and Nominations Committee and re-elected by the NCUF board. For the system affiliate seat, each candidate must be an executive officer or director of a national organization that meets all these criteria:
* The organization’s primary purpose is to support credit unions or some element of the credit union movement; * A significant portion of the organization’s ownership or membership comes from the credit union system, and; * The organization has demonstrated a commitment to the purposes of the foundation. NCUF’s mission is to “promote and improve consumers’ financial independence through credit unions.”
The current incumbent in the system affiliate seat is not eligible for re-election. Francois Henriquez, just appointed interim CEO of U.S. Central FCU in Lenexa, Kan., is serving the final year of his third three-year term on the NCUF board. To apply for either seat, use the resource link and click “Volunteer for our Board.” Applications must be received by Nov. 20. The board will vote on the nominees in December. In January, NCUF board members will elect four officers at their organizational meeting. The 13 voting seats on the NCUF board include representatives of seven consumer 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.