World Council of Credit Unions board director Anne Cochran has been named treasurer of the group, replacing Mark Bailey. Bailey, who was named president of the Irish League of Credit Unions last year, resigned his position on the WOCCU board to devote more time to Ireland's credit unions.
ILCU board member Brian McCrory was appointed to a director's position to continue representing Ireland's interests on the WOCCU board. Cochran is president/CEO of the Louisiana Credit Union League and has been a WOCCU board member since 2007. Both appointments were made during WOCCU's April board meeting and are effective immediately.
"We're sorry to see Mark Bailey leave us, and we have appreciated the years of leadership he has provided WOCCU. But we're pleased by the recent board changes," said Pete Crear, WOCCU president/CEO. "Anne Cochran has been a tireless champion for WOCCU, and we're thrilled to see her rise in the board ranks. As a professional educator and experienced ILCU board member, Brian McCrory brings a strong new dynamic to the boards."
Bailey's original WOCCU board term expires in July, making McCrory eligible to run as an incumbent for another term. Cochran's appointment as CUNA representative to the WOCCU board expires in July 2011.