FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (10/12/09)--The Washington Credit Union Foundation (WCUF) board of directors recently elected the foundation’s executive officers. The elections were conducted at a meeting held in conjunction with the Washington Credit Union League’s annual convention in Bellevue, Wash. The board voted to promote Paula Slaye, chief financial officer of Catholic CU, Yakima, to chair. Slaye served on the WCUF board for the past seven years--most recently as vice-chair. Also elected were:
* Vice Chair--M. Earlene Fantz, CEO, American Lake CU, Tacoma; * Treasurer--Steve Wilder, Horizon CU, Spokane; and * Secretary--Gayle Yost, Community Health CU, Everett.
WCUF has given back more than $183,000 in 2009 to the Washington credit union community. The funds supported attendance at the CUNA Management School, smaller credit union grants, community outreach programs and public education efforts--such as the Emmy-winning TV series BizKid$.