NEW ORLEANS (2/3/09)--At its annual meeting last week, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) Board elected a new slate of board members and officers. Two new board members were elected to three-year terms:
* Paul Mercer, president of the Ohio Credit Union League in Columbus, and; * Christopher Roe, senior vice president of corporate and legislative affairs for CUNA Mutual Group.
Three current board members were re-elected to new three-year terms:
* John Gregoire, president, Pro-Con Group Ltd., Madison, Wis.; * Allan Kemp McMorris, president/CEO, Oakland County CU, Waterford, Mich.; and * John Radebaugh, president, North Carolina Credit Union League.
Laida Garcia, executive vice president of Florida Central CU, Tampa, will serve as NCUF Treasurer and chair NCUF’s Investment Advisory Committee for a one-year term. Three current officers were re-elected to new one-year terms:
* McMorris will serve a second year as NCUF Chairman. He advocates credit union membership growth and financial education--key goals of the two largest programs receiving NCUF funding: REAL Solutions and Biz Kid$; * Gary Oakland, president/CEO, BECU, Seattle, will serve a second year as NCUF Vice Chairman. Oakland will also continue to chair NCUF’s Fundraising Committee. Oakland directed the Fundraising Committee to create a Community Investment Fund (CIF) Task Force to explore “alternative fundraising strategies that could complement the traditional CIF strategy.” * Francois Henriquez, senior vice president and general counsel for U.S. Central FCU, Lenexa, Kan., will continue to serve as NCUF Secretary. Henriquez will continue to chair NCUF’s Governance and Nominations Committee and will serve on the new CIF Task Force.