MARLBORUGH, Mass. (9/18/09)--Stephen J. White, president/CEO of Westerly (R.I.) Community CU (WCCU), has been chosen to serve as chairman of the Credit Union Association of Rhode Island's board of directors. A member of the board since 2002, White has served as board vice chairman as well as chairman of several association committees. He serves on the Audit Committee of North East Member Business Services. White has 30 years' experience in the credit union industry, serving the past nine years in his current position at the $210 million asset WCCU. Prior to joining WCCU, he was chief operating officer of The People's CU in Middletown, R.I.