HERNDON, Va. (1/29/09)—The Electronic Payments Association —NACHA--has elected a credit union representative as the chairperson of it board of directors. Marcie J. Haitema, executive vice president of correspondent services at U.S. Central FCU, in accepting the position said, “I’m honored to serve as chair of an organization that offers such universal value to depository institutions of all types and sizes, from the largest global banks to our community banks and credit unions.” She credited NACHA with working to maintain and improve the safety, soundness and efficiency that the ACH Network provides to its participants. She added that the group will continue to seek opportunities for growth of electronic payments in the global economy. Haitema joined U.S. Central in August 2005, where she oversees the correspondent services division, which includes payment and technology services, member support and related operations. She also serves as the presiding manager of Corporate Network eCom, LLC® (eCom), a credit union service organization (CUSO) and majority-owned subsidiary of U.S. Central responsible for electronic bill presentment and a payment suite of services. Another credit union official among the newly elected NACHA board members is David Willis, vice president, debit card and funds services, Navy FCU, Vienna, Va.