Some veteran board members quip they can remember thedays when their biggest challenge was choosing the color for thecarpet at the newest branch.

Welcome to 2013. Today, directors find themselves tacklingissues such as mergers, complying with regulations, successionplanning, attracting young members, field of membership changes,and balancing budget realities against the need to introduce newtechnology.

Steve Winninger, former CEO of the $1.5 billion Lake Trust Credit Union in Lansing, Mich., and now a governanceconsultant based in Williamston, Mich., offered an overview.

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