MADISON, Wis. -- CUES has recently appointed Vantage West Credit Union CEO Robert D. Ramirez to its board.
Ramirez fills the unexpired term of former director Michael Hale, who resigned his position as president/CEO of Andrews Federal Credit Union last December.
"Robert's experience and dedication to the movement are impressive and have prepared him well to serve our members. I am proud to welcome him to the CUES board and look forward to working with him," said CUES Board Chairman and Altura CU CEO Mark Hawkins.
Ramirez, a graduate of CUES' CEO Institute and Advanced Leadership Institute, has worked in the credit union movement since 1985 as vice president and CFO of Vantage West CU. He was promoted to executive vice president in 1996 and became president/CEO in 2000.
A CUES member since 1999, Ramirez also serves on the National Credit Union Roundtable Advisory Council, is director/treasurer for both the Arizona Credit Union League and FirstCorp, and serves on the board for Credit Union Financial Network LLC, an investment CUSO for Arizona credit unions.
In addition, Ramirez is actively involved in his credit union's community as a member of the Arizona Aerospace Foundation, the Pima Community College Foundation and the University of Arizona Eller College board.