GPO FCU President/CEO John Prumo Elected to CUNA Board
MADISON, Wis. - Running uncontested, CUNA declared John Prumo, president/CEO of GPO Federal Credit Union, its newest board member on Jan. 20. Prumo was elected by acclamation and will fill the unexpired term of the District 1, Class B director seat, said Dan Mica, CUNA President/CEO. His term begins immediately and will expire at the adjournment of CUNA's 2005 Annual General Meeting. Chosen to serve by a credit union in New York and Vermont, Prumo was the only nomination received by CUNA. Having served on the New York State Credit Union League's (NYSCUL) Board of Directors since 1986, including as chairman from 1996 to 1999, Prumo said he is motivated by ensuring that the credit union voice is heard on all political levels. "It is important we all work hard to improve the legislative and regulatory environment to grow credit unions in a safer and sound manner," Prumo said. "I will work had to make credit unions the first choice of the consumer. In addition to his nearly 20 years experience with the New York league, Prumo has served on CUNA's Board before as well as on Empire Corporate Federal Credit Union's board. CUNA called the special election for the board seat in late December 2003 when one of its directors, former Kraft Foods Federal Credit Union President/CEO Holly Herman, resigned from that post on Dec. 10, 2003. District 1 encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He joins fellow New Yorker Patrick Calhoun, President/CEO of State Employees Federal Credit Union in Albany, who holds the CUNA District 1, Class C board seat. Prumo will meet with the 25 other directors for the first time on Feb. 21 at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference.