RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (5/12/10)--A search committee has been appointed to select a successor to California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President/CEO Bill Cheney. Last week, Cheney was chosen to replace Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Dan Mica.
California Credit Union League Board Chairman Jeff York, CEO of CoastHills FCU in Lompoc, Calif., appointed the committee. The California League board intends to fill its position in time for the leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention, Nov. 15-17 in Anaheim. Cheney will step down from the leagues July 4, and will assume his new role at CUNA July 5. No determination has been made about a potential interim appointment. The leagues selected San Francisco-based O’Rourke and Associates to conduct the search. Candidates should apply directly to the firm. The search committee has begun developing criteria for the position. Top candidates selected from the applicant pool will be presented to the executive committee of the California league board of directors for interviews. The executive committee will then recommend a final candidate to the board for approval. Search committee members represent credit unions of various asset sizes and locations throughout California and Nevada. Members are:
* Brett Martinez, CEO, Redwood CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., committee chairman and immediate past chairman of the California league; * Eileen Rivera, CEO, SkyOne FCU, Hawthorne, Calif., and current first vice chairman of the California league board; * Ron Seaman, chairman of the North Highlands, Calif.-based SAFE CU board and member of the California league board; * Rudy Hanley, CEO, SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana, Calif.; * Jon Hernandez, CEO, CalCom FCU, Torrance, Calif., City of Downey (Calif.) FCU and Mattel FCU, El Segundo, Calif.; * Wally Murray, CEO, Greater Nevada FCU, Carson City, Nev., and chairman of the Nevada League; and * Benson Porter, CEO, Addison Avenue FCU, Palo Alto, Calif.