WASHINGTON – Fred Becker, president/CEO of NAFCU, and Kevin Chandler, president/CEO of the Minnesota Credit Union Network were reelected to serve on the board of the National Cooperative Business Association for another three-year term each. In recent months, the NCBA has been very active on two important credit union issues – defending CUs' tax exemption, and monitoring the conversions of credit unions to for-profit banks. The NCBA also works with cooperative development centers, provides grants, and lobbies for several groups that support cooperatives. NCBA President/CEO Paul Hazen said Chandler's "depth of experience in credit unions, plus his political credentials, will help us in our advocacy on credit union tax issues." Chandler has been with MCUN since 1997 and has been its president/CEO since 1999. Before joining the organization, he served in the Minnesota State Senate from 1993-1997, and was named Senate Majority Whip and Vice Chair of the Senate Environment Committee. Commenting on his reelection, Becker said, "I am delighted to be re-elected to another three-year term on the National Cooperative Business Association Board. Credit unions are an important part of the cooperative movement and have been a leading advocate for the cooperative way of doing business. I am grateful to have been afforded a further opportunity to serve."

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