CU Direct Announces Board Election Results; Recognizes Winning Credit Unions

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ONTARIO, Calif. — CU Direct has announced the winners of its board elections, along with winners of its annual awards and honors.

Benson Porter, president and CEO of BECU, and Nader Moghaddam, president and CEO of Financial Partners Credit Union, were elected to new three-year terms on the board of directors at the CUSO’s Annual Shareholders Meeting during the 2016 DRIVE Lending and Marketing Conference. Erin Mendez, president and CEO of Patelco Credit Union, was elected to a three-year term as director. She recently served on the board as an associate director.

“Our board represents many leaders in the credit union system” said Tony Boutelle, president and CEO of CU Direct, in a statement. “Their passion, collaboration, and input strengthen our vision to continually develop innovative and technology-driven solutions to better serve our credit union partners.”

Officer elections were announced during the annual shareholders meeting and included the re-election of Jeff March, president and CEO of Citadel, to a second term as chairman. March has served on CU Direct’s board since April 2008. Also re-elected to second terms were: Nader Moghaddam, president and CEO of Financial Partners Credit Union as vice chairman, and Keith Sultemeier, president and CEO, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, as secretary and treasurer.

Also serving on CU Direct’s board of directors are: Donna Bland, president and CEO, Golden 1 Credit Union; Jim Laffoon, president and CEO, Security Service Federal Credit Union; Brett Martinez, president and CEO, Redwood Credit Union; and Sterling Nielsen, president and CEO, Mountain America Credit Union. Chuck Purvis, president and CEO, Coastal Federal Credit Union, serves as an associate director.

Separately, during its DRIVE 16 event, CU Direct announced the winners of its annual awards. The winners were:

  • 2016 Best Practices in Marketing to Members: Truity Credit Union, Bartlesville, Okla.
  • 2016 Best Practice in Business Development: NASA FCU, Upper Marlboro, Md.
  • 2016 Best Practices for Excellence in Indirect Lending: OnPoint Community CU, Portland, Ore.
  • 2016 Best Practices in Excellence in Direct Lending: La Capitol FCU, Baton Rouge, La.
  • 2016 Diamond Award Winner: Travis Credit Union, Vacaville, Calif.

A photo of the winners taken during the recent DRIVE 16 event is San Diego, is below.

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