ALEXANDRIA, Va. (5/6/11)--Community development credit union expert William Myers will bring “extensive knowledge of issues affecting small credit unions, proven expertise in community development, and demonstrated strategic leadership skills” to the National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI) when he takes over that office as director on June 6.
NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz in a Thursday release added that Myers is “nationally recognized for his exceptional and creative work supporting small credit unions throughout the country.” Myers, who hails from Ithaca, N.Y., founded Alternatives FCU in 1979 and grew that credit union to one that held $50 million in assets from 8700 low-income members in his eight years as leader. Myers was also involved in the Credit Union National Association’s 2000 Renaissance Commission, a group that explored credit unions’ role in the 21st century. More recently, Myers served as the interim CEO at Santa Cruz Community CU. He has also served as a senior fellow at the nonprofit Aspen Institute, where he consulted on credit union economic development. The incoming OSCUI director has also owned and moderated the Community Development Banking list for 17 years. The OSCUI administers the NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Program and aids small credit union development and member service. For the full NCUA release, use the resource link.