Catalyst Corporate – the new entity to be formed in a merger of Southwest Bridge into Georgia Corporate – announced Friday it has named an 11-member board of directors to take office on Sept. 6, the day Catalyst is slated to open for business.
Named to the board are Lin Hodges, Associated CU (Georgia), who will serve as chairman; Bobbie Threlkeld, Baptist Health FCU (Arkansas); Ronald Johnston, Artesia CU (New Mexico); John Papagno, Healthcare’s Cooperative CU (Florida); Ayn Talley, Houston Police FCU (Texas); Michael Hooper, La Capitol FCU (Louisiana); Rick Hein, OSU FCU (Oregon); Connie Cofer, Communication FCU (Oklahoma); and Rod Taylor, Barksdale FCU (Louisiana).
Serving on the Supervisory Committee will be Craig Atkinson, Houston Highway CU (Texas); Kerry Parker, A+ FCU (Texas); and Candy Bracewell, LGE Community CU (Georgia).
“We are very pleased that these talented and respected individuals have agreed to serve the credit union community through leadership of Catalyst Corporate,” Greg Moore, president/CEO of Georgia Corporate, said in a statement.
Dianne Addington, president/CEO of Southwest Bridge Corporate, noted that the Catalyst volunteers who have agreed to serve on the board are from credit unions with assets ranging from $23 million to $1.2 billion.
“It’s a very diverse board that represents eight states,” Amy Fuller, COO of Georgia Corporate, said in an interview.
Fuller added that the Catalyst member count has hit 857. “We are very excited, that represents a lot of support,” she said.
She also said, “Catalyst will be in business beginning on Sept. 6 and we are well positioned to be in business indefinitely and to serve credit unions well into the future.”