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Seventh Nomination Received For CUNA Board Elections
WASHINGTON and MADISON, Wis. (11/5/13)--The Credit Union National Association has received its seventh nomination for the CUNA Board of Directors elections.
 
The newest nominee is Maurice R. Smith, president of Local Government FCU, Raleigh, N.C.  He is the current incumbent and running for the District 3, Class C director position.
 
Eight board positions are open in this year's elections. CUNA will accept nominations through Nov. 26.
 
In addition to Smith, board nominees include: 
  • District 1, Class A--Edwin L. Williams, president of Discovery FCU, Wyomissing, Pa.;
  • District 1, Class D--William J. Mellin, president of the Credit Union Association of New York, Albany, N.Y.;
  • District 2, Class D--Rick Pillow, president of the Virginia Credit Union League, Lynchburg, Va.;
  • District 4, Class A--Pat Drennen, CEO of 1st Gateway CU, Camanache, Iowa, and Geraldine Burek, president/CEO of South Division CU, Evergreen Park, Ill.; and
  • District 5, Class C--Tony C. Budet, president of University FCU, Austin, Texas.
Positions up for election are:
  • District 1, Class A;
  • District 1, Class D;
  • District 2, Class B;
  • District 2, Class D;
  • District 3, Class C;
  • District 4, Class A;
  • District 5, Class C; and
  • District 6, Class B.
Nominees must be an employee or a voting board member of the nominating credit union, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least two other credit unions from the same district and class.
 
Nominees to be elected by leagues must be a league president and be nominated in writing by that league, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least one other league from the district.
 
Ballots for contested elections will be sent Dec. 2, with voting continuing through Jan. 10. Results of these elections will be announced Jan. 15.
 
Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA's Annual General Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24.
 
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