Credit union events at the Republican National Convention happened outside the walls of the Tampa Bay Times Forum last week, but two credit union CEOs were among those inside the convention, listening to the speeches and roll call.
I just spent a vacation in Virginia. The blaring, nonstop attacks of the candidates on each other were completely obnoxious. I couldn’t have been happier to return to Maryland, which is not considered a swing state in this election. During this season marked by expensive, negative and continuous campaign ads...
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.
Bob Corwin will become the new president and CEO of the $930 million Advantis Credit Union of Milwaukie, Ore. on Oct. 15, the credit union said.
Call CEO pay the credit union governance hot potato. “This is certainly an increasingly hot topic,” said attorney Michael Lozoff, chair of the credit union practice at Shutts and Bowen in Miami.
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.
Banker opposition to NCUA’s LICU program is ludicrous. Why do I call it ludicrous? Because their opposition would have to step up several notches on the reasonableness scale to even come close to their normal anti-credit union position of hypocritical.
Rod Staatz, president/CEO of State Employees Credit Union of Maryland, has been elected chair of the executive committee of the Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association.
Renee DeMarco has been named president/CEO of Community Driven Credit Union of Ypsilanti, Mich.
Credit union consultant, blogger and Capitol Hill veteran Marvin Umholtz said the nation’s growing political divide is apparent among credit union leaders and fuels comments he receives from his readers and colleagues.