WASHINGTON-CUNA has nominated six from the credit union community to serve on the Federal Reserve Board’s Thrift Institutions Advisory Council. Two are from state chartered institutions and four are federal credit union representatives. CUNA doubled up on NAFCU’s nominations of San Antonio Federal Credit Union President and CEO Jeff Farver, Kinecta Federal Credit Union President and CEO Thomas Graham, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union President and CEO Kirk Kordeleski. CUNA’s nominees from state chartered, federally insured credit unions include: *President and CEO of Eastman Credit Union Olan Jones, who has served as the credit union’s CEO since 1998. Prior to that, he was Eastman’s chief operating officer. Before working at the credit union, Jones had a 20-year career with Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical Company, which was the credit union’s original sponsor. He is a member of the Tennessee Credit Union League Board and the Credit Union Legislative Action Committee Executive Committee. *Charles Grossklaus, president and CEO of Royal Credit Union, who has served as the credit union chief since 1986. Royal was originally organized in April 1964 for Uniroyal employees and their families. The credit union is now community chartered with more than $584 million in assets. Grossklaus is a member of CUNA’s Governmental Affairs committee and a special committee focusing on small business lending. CUNA also nominated Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union President and CEO James Mitchell.

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