The California/Nevada Credit Union League formally picked a seven-member search committee Monday to recruit a replacement for CEO Bill Cheney, also selecting O'Rourke and Associates of San Francisco as its search firm.
The league said it hopes to have a successor to Cheney, the designated new president/CEO of CUNA, by the trade group's annual meeting and convention Nov. 15-17. Cheney is to assume his CUNA post July 5.
"At this time no determination has been made about a potential interim appointment," the league said in a statement.
Top candidates selected from the applicant pool as put together by O'Rourke will be presented to the Executive Committee of the league board for interviews, said the statement. The Executive Committee then will present its recommendation of a finalist to the board for approval.
CEO members of the panel from California include: Brett Martinez, Redwood CU, Santa Rosa; Eileen Rivera, SkyOne FCU, Hawthorne; Rudy Hanley, SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana; Jon Hernandez, CalCom FCU, Torrance and also of City of Downey FCU and Mattel FCU, El Segundo; Benson Porter, Addison Avenue FCU, Palo Alto. Also on the panel are Ron Seaman, chairman of SAFE Credit Union, North Highlands and from Nevada Wally Murray, CEO of Greater Nevada FCU, Carson City.