• ProFed FCU Honors Indiana Educator for Board Service

    Retired teacher marks half-century of volunteer service to Fort Wayne credit union.

  • St. Helens Plaintiff Lauds Board Election Outcome

    Oregon credit union member hopes for positive outcomes from new members of board.

  • What Are You Doing on 12/12/12? Mark Your Calendar to Help Women on Boards

    According to August 2012 statistics from Catalyst, the percentage of board seats at Fortune 500 Companies held by women is only 16.1 percent in the United States. Among the organizations working to change this is 2020 Women on Boards (WOB), which has set a goal of increasing the percentage of...

  • Directors Gain New Rules of the Road From Consultants

    Consultants seem to agree that governing a credit union has become more daunting. And the trend toward greater board accountability isn’t likely to go away.

  • In Memoriam: Volunteer Donald Gallant

    Catholic Federal Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich., lost its longest serving volunteer when Donald Gallant passed away Aug. 19. Gallant served on Catholic Federal’s board of directors from Nov. 7, 1969 until his death. He served as chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer and secretary. For all of his years of volunteer service, the...

  • In Memoriam: Robert Neill, Calif. CU Vice Chairman

    Robert Neill, vice chairman of the Christian Community Credit Union board of directors, passed away on Aug. 4 after a long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Sue, three daughters and their husbands, seven grandchildren and another grandchild due in September. He was 66 years old.

  • Tower CEO Breland Named to NAFCU Board

    NAFCU last week announced it had named Martin Breland, president/CEO of Tower Federal Credit Union, as Region II director on the NAFCU board of directors. Breland replaces retiring board member Charlie Thomas, who stepped down after his resignation as a member of the board of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union.

  • CEOs’ Corner: Governance Takes More Than Passion

    Because credit union boards are members too, they know how they’re treated as members and what they expect from their financial institution. But at the same time, they need to be more savvy than the average member about what’s happening at the credit union.

  • Board’s Role Is Up For Debate

    Governance questions may not get more visceral – who makes the biggest decisions at a credit union? The question is easy to ask, but for some, it can be bafflingly hard to answer.

  • Guest Opinion: Strategic Planning Enhanced by More Voices

    Late summer is a time of transition. Families are wrapping up vacations. Kids are getting ready to go back to school and college. Football practice squads are putting on their gear and hitting the gridiron.

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