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MAUI — Whether your board is “rubber stamp” or “watch dog” what you want it to be is a “challenger,” according to Mary Beth Spuck, CEO of The Paragon Group.

The challenger board, as defined by the Filene Research Institute research she cited, is one that is able to be the necessary monitor of credit union activities while remaining sensitive to changing member needs. “While it is difficult to bring that together, it is possible and one of the ways to do that is the board assessment,” Spuck said. However, a show of hands demonstrated that few in the room of nearly 100 attendees performed volunteer assessments.

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