Leadership Needs Abound
The last few years have been very interesting to comment on the news and, while some things have slowed down, now is no different. Many issues from credit union management to matters in Washington continue to evolve and deserve commentary.
The modern, horizontal org charts have done wonders for giving more people a voice in the operations of their business and allowed more ideas to move uphill. At the same time, some are discovering that employing vice presidents along various verticals creates a void for successors at the top.
It’s very possible that Hyland will maintain the seat for a good deal longer if she wishes. Former NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar left the NCUA board a year beyond his six-year term, and it still took more than 18 months for the vacancy to be filled. Given all the issues before any administration, including personnel appointments, the NCUA board is not a high priority. After Debbie Matz resigned her seat in 2005 at her previous tenure, also serving beyond her term, the NCUA board was left with then-Chairman JoAnn Johnson as the sole board member.
In other news, board assessments were of such interest at the recent volunteer institute (see coverage, pages 6-7) the session attracted half or more of the total attendees during a time slot when two other sessions were taking place. A repeat of the session later in the day attracted nearly as many. Volunteer comments and questions on performing board assessments were diverse and constant throughout the session.