SIDNEY, Mont. (1/15/13)--Kevin Mayer, manager of Richland FCU, Sidney, Mont., has been appointed to the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Mayer will serve a three-year term with 10 others in an advisory capacity and help the Federal Reserve better understand the business and economics in the region.
"We are the eyes and ears of our region," said Mayer. "Our discussion is heard by those in Washington, D.C."
Tracie Kenyon, president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network, said the appointment is a great honor. "His appointment underscores the truly amazing work that he's done in the community, state and region. From the state trade association perspective, I am always delighted to have Montanans at the table, and Kevin will represent the interests of his peers exceptionally," Kenyon said.
Mayer has been with Richland FCU since 1985. Aproponent of financial education, he serves on the business advisory council at Sidney High School. Each year he speaks to eighth grade students about the overall importance of finance, and he visits with them again when they are seniors to discuss the value of how credit is earned.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Kansas Corporate CU, was a member of the MCUN's Government Relations Committee. and is an advocate and mentor to many small credit unions in eastern Montana.