Rod Taylor, president/CEO of the $1.1 billion, 105,700-member Barksdale Federal Credit Union in Bossier City, La., has been named Region IV director on the NAFCU board, the trade group said Wednesday.
Taylor replaces Randy Smith, who stepped down from the board after his retirement as CEO of the $5.2 billion Randolph-Brooks FCU in Live Oak, Texas, at the end of the year.
“As NAFCU gears up for another formidable year of activity, we welcome Rod with confidence that his years of experience and dedication to the credit union movement will serve us well,” said NAFCU Chair Mike Parsons, president/CEO of the $343 million First Source FCU in New Hartford, N.Y.
“Randy has been a valued member of the NAFCU board for many years, and we wish him all the best in his retirement,” Parsons added.
NAFCU’s bylaws say that Taylor may serve in his appointed capacity through the association’s annual business meeting in July 2013.
Taylor joined Barksdale FCU, Louisiana’s largest locally owned credit union, as executive vice president and chief operations officer in 1992, and became president/CEO in 2008. He also is board chairman of CU Cooperative Branching LLC, Louisiana’s shared branching CUSO, and a board member of Business Alliance Financial Services and vice chairman of the board of Catalyst Corporate FCU.
“NAFCU has proven to be a powerful advocate for credit unions in Washington during these critical times,” said Taylor. “I am pleased to take on this important role in helping to guide the association and represent federal credit unions in my region.”