Dennis Pierce, chief executive officer of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, is responsible for the strategic vision and long-term direction of the credit union.
Mr. Pierce is a 30-year veteran of the credit union industry, serving initially as manager of United Consumers Financial Credit Union from 1983 to 1993. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Pierce served as president of Members America Credit Union. When Members America and CommunityAmerica merged in 1998, Mr. Pierce assumed the role of CEO of the combined credit unions. He has completed the Certified Credit Union Executive program (CCUE). He attended Central Missouri State University and Rockhurst College.
Mr. Pierce is an active participant in both industry and community organizations.
He was elected as Chairman of CUNA's Board of Directors in February 2014 and serves in an ex officio capacity on the Board of CUNA Strategic Services. He is a director on America's Credit Union Museum Foundation Board. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Missouri Credit Union Association and NACUSO. From a community standpoint, Mr. Pierce is on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Area Development Council. Other civic involvement has included Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Blue Valley Kiwanis Club, YMCA and Club North.
Mr. Pierce has lived in the Kansas City area since 1955. He and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters and three grandchildren.