Diana Dykstra has been named the new president/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, the organizations announced today. She will begin her new role Oct. 18.
Dykstra succeeds Bill Cheney, who was selected in May to become the president/CEO of the Credit Union National Association. Former president/CEO Dave Chatfield has served as the leagues' interim president/CEO since July 6.
"The league conducted an extensive search for candidates whose breadth of credit union experience is best suited to lead the leagues in moving forward as we address the current and future challenges in our two states," said CCUL Board Chairman Jeff York, CEO of CoastHills FCU. "Diana was highly recommended by the search committee, and unanimously approved by the League Executive Committee and Board of Directors."
A widely recognized credit union leader with more than 30 years experience in the financial services industry, Dykstra has served as president/CEO of the $670 million San Francisco Fire Credit Union since August 2004.
"I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as president/CEO of the California and Nevada Leagues," Dykstra said. "I look forward to working with the boards of both leagues and our outstanding staff to meet the needs of our member credit unions today and in the years ahead."