ALBANY, N.Y. (5/29/09)--The Credit Union Association of New York board appointed two individuals to serve as trustees of the New York Credit Union Foundation, effective immediately. The appointees are Christopher J. Guild, account consultant manager, CUNA Mutual Group, and Michael S. Vadala, president/CEO, The Summit FCU. A third addition, Alfred Frosolone, CEO, Niagara’s Choice FCU, joins the foundation board as the newly elected chair of the association. Together they will work with seated trustees in establishing policies and overseeing the operation of the foundation.
Guild has been with CUNA Mutual since 1996. In October 2006, he was named account consultant manager for the organization’s East Region. Before that, Guild held positions as financial solutions officer, account relationship manager and lending specialist. He spent six years as assistant manager for Syracuse (N.Y.) Fire Department Employees FCU. Vadala is also a past president of the New York State Telephone Credit Union Association and still serves on its board. Frosolone was elected chair of the association’s board during its annual business meeting last week in Albany. Other foundation trustees are:
* Chair--Vicki O’Neill, president/CEO, ACMG FCU, Solvay; * Vice Chair--Bruno Sementilli, president/CEO, Quorum FCU, Purchase; * Secretary/Treasurer--Brian Clarke, chief financial officer, Bethpage (N.Y.) FCU; * Linda Bourgeois, CEO, UFirst FCU, Plattsburgh; * John C. Gibardi, CEO, Entertainment Industries FCU, New York; * Shirley Jenkins, secretary/board of directors, Municipal CU, New York; * Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore, president/CEO, Niagara County FCU, Lockport; * Michael Lotz, operations manager, British Airways Employees FCU, East Elmhurst; * James L. Mack, business development executive, Sunmark FCU, Latham; * William J. Mellin, president/CEO, Credit Union Association of New York; * Christine Peters, CEO, Family First of New York FCU, Rochester; * John Prumo, president/CEO, GPO FCU, New Hartford; * James Stracuzzi, president/CEO, CCSD FCU, Elmira Heights; and * Dirck C. Van Deusen, senior vice president/corporate relations, Members United Corporate FCU, Warrenville, Ill.