MADISON, Wis. (2/10/09)--The Filene Research Institute has named two new members to its Research Council--Barry Shaner and Shruti Miyashiro.
Shaner is president/CEO of Directions CU, Toledo, Ohio. He has been with Directions for 13 years, first as chief financial officer. During Shaner’s tenure, Directions has grown from $80 million to over $500 million in assets, and completed two mergers with credit unions of comparable size. He has more than 20 years experience in the credit union movement. Shaner was a charter member of the Filene’s i3 innovation group. He is a board member of the Ohio Credit Union League (OCUL), and has chaired or served on numerous committees of the OCUL and its affiliates. Miyashiro is president/CEO of Orange County’s CU, Santa Ana, Calif. She has more than 15 years experience in the credit union industry. Prior to returning to the credit union, Miyashiro was president/CEO of Pasadena (Calif.) FCU and served in executive level positions at First City CU, Los Angeles, and Service Plus CU, Riverside, Calif.
Miyashiro is a member of the Western CUNA Management School Board of Trustees. “We are confident that these prominent credit union professionals will make significant contributions to the deliberations of the council,” said Mark Meyer, Filene CEO. “And we appreciate their willingness to serve. The Filene Research Council is a distinguished group of credit union executives who individually and collectively play integral roles in the continued advancement of the Credit Union System.” The Institute’s Research Council is made up of 25 credit union CEOs. It determines the organization’s research priorities. Council members meet twice annually.