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Third candidate in contested CUNA board election
MADISON, Wis. (10/21/10)--A third candidate nomination has been received for a contested seat on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) board of directors. The most recent nomination was for Dennis A. Fisher, president/CEO of First Security CU, Lincolnwood, Ill., for the District 4, Class A seat. His nomination brings the total nominations to 11 for board seats. Fisher will be running against Brian Smith-Vandergriff, board member of Catholic Family CU, Kansas City, Mo., and Patricia A. Wesenberg, governmental affairs liaison, Marshfield (Wis.) Medical Center CU, for the District 4, Class A seat. So far, that’s the only contested race in the elections. The deadline for nominations is Friday. Voting will take place from Oct. 27 through Dec. 17. Nominations also have been received for:
* Jeff York, president/CEO of CoastHills FCU, Lompoc, Calif., District 6, Class B seat; * Stephen G. Behler, president/CEO of Kemba CU, West Chester, Ohio, District 2, Class B seat; * Brett Martinez, president/CEO, Redwoods CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., running for a District 6, Class C seat in a special election; * Harriet May, president/CEO, GECU, El Paso, Texas, District 5, Class C. May is currently CUNA's chairman; * Paul Gentile, president/CEO, New Jersey Credit Union League, Hightstown, N.J., District 1, Class D; * Ed Williams, president/CEO, Discovery FCU, Wyomissing, Pa., for District 1, Class A; * Wendell Lyons, president/CEO of the Kentucky Credit Union League, District 2, Class D; and * Maurice Smith, CEO, Local Government FCU, Raleigh, N.C., District 3, Class C.
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.
There is one special election: CUNA's current District 6, Class C director will step down from the board at the end of this year. The successful candidate in that election will be seated Jan. 1 and serve through the 2012 CUNA Annual General Meeting. The others elected will take office Feb. 28 and serve a three-year term that expires at the adjournment of the 2014 CUNA Annual General Meeting.


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