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Burek wins District 4, Class A seat on CUNA board
MADISON, Wis. (1/14/14)--Geraldine Burek won the election for the District 4, Class A seat on the board of directors for the Credit Union National Association.
 
Burek is president/CEO of South Division CU, a $53 million-asset credit union in Evergreen Park, Ill. She won over Pat Drennen, CEO of 1st Gateway CU, an $87 million-asset credit union in Camanche, Iowa.
 
Burek will represent credit unions having less than 25,000 natural person members in District 4, which covers Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. Her term will expire at the adjournment of the 2017 annual general meeting.
 
In December, seven credit union leaders were elected by acclamation to the board.

The elected directors, their districts and classes are below.

District 1--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands:
  • Class A (credit unions having less than 25,000 natural person members)--Edwin L. Williams, president, Discovery FCU, Wyomissing, Pa., $132 million assets; and
  • Class D (league presidents)--William J. Mellin, president, Credit Union Association of New York, Albany, N.Y.
District 2--Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia:
  • Class B (credit unions having at least 25,000 but not more than 93,999 natural person members)--Dallas Bergl, president, INOVA FCU, Elkhart, Ind., $281 million assets; and
  • Class D--Rick Pillow, president, Virginia Credit Union League, Lynchburg, Va.
District 3--Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee:
  • Class C (credit unions having at least 94,000 natural person members)--Maurice R. Smith, president, Local Government FCU, Raleigh, N.C., $1.3 billion assets.
District 5--Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming:
  • Class C--Tony C. Budet, president, University FCU, Austin, Texas, $1.64 billion assets.
District 6--Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll:
  • Class B--Jeff York, president, CoastHills FCU, Lompoc, Calif., $718 million assets.
Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA's annual general meeting during the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24.


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