As chief executive officer of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Dennis Pierce is responsible for the strategic vision and long-term direction of the credit union.
Mr. Pierce is a 26-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 is currently a member of the Board of NACUSO, serving as Secretary in 2005 and Vice Chairman in 2006. He currently serves as the Secretary on the CUNA Board of Directors. He served as Chairman of the National Credit Union Roundtable in 2004/2005, the Renewal Review Committee and various other committee assignments. He also serves as Vice Chairman of CUNA Strategic Services, Inc. In 2007, Mr. Pierce was re-elected to the board of the Missouri Credit Union Association, having previously served as director, vice chairman and chairman. Mr. Pierce also was a member of the Kansas City Chapter of Credit Unions and the Filene Research Council. From a community standpoint, Mr. Pierce serves on the Boards of Directors of the Learning Exchange, Reach out America and the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce. Previous civic involvements include 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.