WASHINGTON (2/24/09)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has elected Kris Mecham as its new chairman. Mecham previously served as CUNA vice chairman. He is president/CEO of Deseret First FCU in Salt Lake City. CUNA also elected new officers to join Mecham on the CUNA Executive Committee. The officers are:
* Vice chair: Harriet May, president/CEO, GECU, El Paso, Texas; * Treasurer: Pat Wesenberg, president, Point Plus CU, Stevens Point, Wis.; * Secretary: Mike Mercer, president, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates; * At-Large: Dennis Pierce, CEO, CommunityAmerica CU, Lenexa, Kan.