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World Affairs Committee

Develop policies, strategies, leadership, education and resources for credit unions with respect to all facets of the international credit union movement.

  • Serve as a focal point within CUNA for developing policies, strategies, leadership, education, and resources for credit unions with respect to all facets of the international credit union movement.
  • Assist all stakeholders in overcoming challenges, promoting productive exchanges of expertise and experience between and among the U.S. and international credit union movements, and capitalizing on opportunities to expand credit union access throughout the world.
  • Identify issues related to international legislation, regulation, operation, programs, and processes that could impact credit unions both in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Serve as a connection between CUNA and the World Council, as well as an advocate for the World Council and the work that it does around the globe.
  • Develop a plan to mobilize people towards development of credit unions worldwide.
  • Make recommendations to the CUNA Board and the CUNA Advocacy Committee as appropriate.
Name Position Company Location
Jason Stverak Staff Liaison    
Kim Sponem Chair Summit Credit Union Madison, W
Joe Thomas Vice Chair Fairfax County Federal Credit Union Fairfax, VA
Marshall Boutwell Members Peach State Federal Credit Union Lawrenceville, GA
Lisa Brown Members Tallahassee-Leon Federal CU Tallahassee, FL
Geraldine M. Burek Members South Division Credit Union Evergreen Park, IL
Carlos Calderon Members OAS Staff Federal Credit Union Washington, DC
Phil Campbell Members First Tech FCU Portland, OR
Lily Newfarmer Members Tarrant County's CU Fort Worth, TX
Mike Ostrowski Members Arrha Credit Union Springfield, MA
Bill Predmore Members United Nations FCU Long Island City, NY
Paul Trylko Members Amplify Federal Credit Union Austin, TX
Murray Williams Members Iowa Credit Union League Des Moines, IA
Carla Altepeter Ex Officio Member Numerica Credit Union Spokane Valley, WA
Dallas W. Bergl Ex Officio Member INOVA Federal Credit Union Elkhart, IN
Diana Dykstra Ex Officio Member California/Nevada CU Leagues Ontario, CA
Steve Stapp Ex Officio Member Unitus Community Credit Union Portland, OR