LANSING, Mich. (9/5/12)--Howard Spencer, chairman of Northland Area FCU's board of directors, has also been named board chairman for the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL).
The Oscoda, Mich.-based Northland and MCUL & Affiliates said Spencer accepted his new post during the MCUL Annual Convention and Exposition, in Traverse City, Mich.
"MCUL made an excellent choice," Northland CEO Pete Dzuris said. "Howard has an unwavering belief in the credit union cause and its ability to help hard-hit communities rebuild. He is a tremendous advocate for the people of Michigan" (Michigan Monitor Sept.4).
Personal achievements include a previous appointment as board chair for the National Association of Credit Union Chairmen and inclusion in the MCUL Hall of Fame.
"Howard Spencer has a long and distinguished record of service and brings decades of experience and commitment to the credit union movement," said MCUL CEO David Adams, who also thanked outgoing board Chair George Isola for his work.
"Credit unions provide a real service to the communities of Michigan," Spencer said. "And I believe in having a strong trade association that stands firm for the rights of our members. It's important for credit unions to engage politically with the elected officials who make the rules for all of us. Northland's been standing tall for its members for years, and I'm proud to be a part of MCUL on behalf of all Michigan credit union members."