MADISON, Wis. (10/25/10)--Two more nominations have been received for seats on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) board of directors. The most recent nominations were for Patrick J. Drennen, CEO of 1st Gateway CU, Camanche, Iowa, for the District 4, Class A seat; and Robert Falk, president/CEO of Purdue Employees FCU, West Lafayette, Ind., for the District 2, Class B seat. The nominations bring the total nominations to 13 for board seats. Drennen will be running against Dennis A. Fisher, president/CEO, First Security CU, Lincolnwood, Ill., 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. That’s the only contested race in the elections. The deadline for nominations was Friday. Voting will take place from Wednesday 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.