WASHINGTON (1/29/10)--A national search is officially underway for a new executive director of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). The search is emphasizing candidates with particular experience and stature within the credit union movement. The foundation's board of directors aims to hire an executive director this spring, said board Chairman Allan Kemp McMorris, president/CEO of Oakland County CU, Waterford, Mich. The board appointed a search committee at a recent meeting. Chairman of the search committee is Gary J. Oakland, president/CEO of BECU, Tukwila, Wash. The vacant position stems from Steve Delfin's resignation from the foundation late last year to take a position at another organization. Oakland said that among the key requirements for the foundation leader is that the appointee enjoy a deep background in credit unions and is recognized as a leader in the movement. "Since this individual will be working with credit unions to solicit and maintain their support for the foundation, we hope that included in his or her career profile will be a deep understanding of credit unions, as well as a strong network of contacts among them," Oakland said. Candidates should send resumes to resumes@NCUF.coop
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Oakland added that resumes should not be sent directly to the NCUF board or search committee members.