MADISON, Wis. (1/21/11)--The National Credit Union Foundation
(NCUF) Board of Directors has unanimously elected Gary Oakland, president/CEO of BECU in Seattle, as its new chairman. Laida Garcia, president/CEO of floridacentral CU, Tampa, was elected vice chairman. The elections took place during NCUF's 2011 annual meeting Wednesday in Tampa. Oakland succeeds Allan Kemp McMorris, president/CEO of Oakland County CU, Waterford, Mich., as chairman. McMorris stepped down after three years but will remain on the board, said NCUF. O
ther officers elected are: secretary, Danielle Brown, senior vice president, operations at Northwest Credit Union Association, and treasurer, John Radebaugh, president/CEO of the North Carolina Credit Union League. Bill Cheney, president/CEO of the Credit Union National Association, is board president. New board members elected are: Rudy Hanley, president/CEO, SchoolsFirst FCU, Santa Ana, Calif., and recipient of the 2011 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, and Pete Pritts, president/CEO, First Corporate CU, Phoenix. Other board members include:
* John Gregoire, president, The ProCon Group, Madison, Wis.; * Stan Hollen, president/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; * Sandy Lingerfelt, president/CEO, Clinchfield FCU, Erwin, Tenn.; * Paul Mercer, president, Ohio Credit Union League; * Christopher Roe, senior vice president, corporate and legislative affairs, CUNA Mutual Group, Madison, Wis.; and * Mark Twisdale, senior vice president, human resources, State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C.