He succeeds Mike Beall, who left MCUA to become president/CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association. "Don Cohenour is the ideal candidate to continue driving the strategic direction of the organization," said Dennis Pierce, MCUA's board chairman, in a CUNA release. "Don's knowledge of credit unions combined with the strength of relationships built throughout his tenure will ensure MCUA maintains a strong connection with its membership."
Cohenour is an 18-year veteran of MCUA, having previously served as chief membership officer. In that role, he managed field representatives, served as an executive field representative with all member credit unions and provided overall responsibility for credit union relationships.
He also was responsible for credit union staff and volunteer development, consulting services, professional development, and all product and service sales in the state. "I am looking forward to my new role with MCUA and my continued work with credit union advocates throughout the state," Cohenour said. "The initiatives we set in motion make this an exciting time to lead the organization and make the credit unions of Missouri grow."