BROOKLYN PARK, Minn.(4/28/10)--The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) held its annual meeting and convention April 23-24. More than 360 credit union professionals and volunteers attended the meeting, which focused on advocacy.
Ryan Donovan, Credit Union National Association vice president of legislative affairs, spoke at the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s annual meeting and convention April 23-24. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Network)
Ryan Donovan, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) vice president of legislative affairs, spoke about the credit union movement’s grassroots advocacy efforts. He complimented Minnesota credit unions’ for their work on business lending advocacy and provided them with an overview of the political landscape. In the coming months, CUNA will remain focused on pushing member business lending legislation forward and minimizing the adverse impact of regulatory restructuring, Donovan said. He encouraged credit unions to remain “engaged political advocates” by visiting their representatives in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. Also at the meeting, one incumbent and three new representatives were elected to three-year terms on the board:
* Jeff Schwalen, incumbent, Hiway FCU, St. Paul; * Kelly McDonough, First Alliance CU, Rochester; * Kim Boysen, Mower County Catholic Parishes CU, Austin; and * David Sawin, St. John’s CU, St. Paul.
The board also elected new table officers:
* Chairman Kyle Markland, Affinity Plus FCU, St. Paul; * Vice Chairman Patrick Pierce, City & County CU, St. Paul; and * Secretary/treasurer Chuck Albrecht, Mid-Minnesota FCU, Brainerd.