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National Co-op Bank Names Mercer As Vice Chair
WASHINGTON (5/13/13)--Michael Mercer, president/CEO of Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, has been elected to a second term as vice chair of the National Cooperative Bank board of directors.

The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the financial services company, which serves  the nation's cooperatives, Thursday in Washington, D.C.

He will be next in line for the board chairmanship after 2013.

Al Plamann, who recently retired as president/CEO of Unified Grocers in Commerce, Calif., was re-elected as president.

The board also welcomed two new members:  Martin Lowery, executive vice president, external affairs of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Arlington, Va., and Mary Ann Rothmann, executive director of the New York City Council for Cooperatives.

Mercer was chairman of the Credit Union National Association last year.

NCB's board members represent different industries where cooperative play an important role.


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