Details on former credit union league executive Mike Beall's dismissal have not been revealed.
Cooperative leaders discuss the potential for credit unions in Cuba at a recent press conference.
The U.S. leaders share their plans to take credit unions to embargo-free Cuba.
If Karnes is elected, he will be part of a growing credit union industry presence at the National Cooperative Business Association.
Beall had been with MCUA for two years, now making return to D.C. as president/CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association.