PHOENIX, DENVER, and CASPER, Wyo. (7/6/11)--Member credit unions of the former Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates and the Associations of Colorado and Wyoming are now part of a single cooperative network, the Mountain West Credit Union Association, which was effective Friday.
The membership voted in favor of merging the organizations in March. "A year ago this wasn't even on our radar screen," said Scott Earl, president/CEO of the new association. "It is unbelievable to me that we have traveled so much ground so quickly. It has been very busy and very exciting. I am certain that as we move forward, we are building a stronger organization and that credit unions will only see increasing value." Mike Williams, board chairman, noted that at the first Mountain West board meeting "the organizations have come together in such a short amount of time. We have an extraordinary amount of talent and passion to make the future of this organization a success." The Mountain West Credit Union Association's board of directors includes a number of directors from each state's previous board. In addition to Chairman Williams, board officers include:
* Co-Vice-Chairs: Bob Ramirez, president/CEO, Vantage West CU, Tucson, Ariz., and Marsha Tynsky, president/CEO, Trona Valley Community FCU, Green River, Wyo.; * Treasurer: John Uchida, president/CEO, Space Age FCU, Aurora, Colo.; and * Secretary: Susan Frank, president/CEO of Desert Schools FCU, Phoenix, Ariz.
New board members include:
* Keith Cowling, president/CEO, Credit Union of Denver; * Colleen Curtis, president/CEO, Southwest Healthcare CU, Phoenix; * Dan Desmond, president/CEO, TruWest CU, Scottsdale, Ariz.; * Dave Maus, president/CEO, Public Service CU, Denver; * Sundie Seefried, president/CEO, Eagle Legacy CU, Arvada, Colo.; and * Jim Yates, president/CEO, First Education FCU, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Tuesday, the association also introduced its brand identity and website. For more information, use the link.