WASHINGTON–CUNA said its Recruitment Committee has launched an effort to begin recruiting for certain open positions on its board.
“This marks the first time the trade association has actively sought candidates for board seats in which incumbents are not seeking re-election,” CUNA said. “In alignment with international cooperative values, which are rooted in democratic control, the CUNA board of directors continues to accept self-nominated candidates.”
CUNA noted that in March 2019 its board approved the creation of a Recruitment Committee with the intent to reach a broader and more diverse audience of potential board candidates. As CUToday.info reported earlier, the CUNA board passed a resolution to clearly and prominently establish diversity, equity and inclusion as a shared cooperative credit union principle.
The CUNA Recruitment Committee is comprised of:
- Chairman Brad Green, president/CEO of Listerhill Credit Union
- Tony Budet, president/CEO of University Federal Credit Union
- Teresa Freeborn, president/CEO of Xceed Financial Credit Union
- Debie Keesee, president/CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union.
CUNA said its Recruitment Committee is actively recruiting for two board seats:
- District 1, Class A (credit unions from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands with less than 38,000 members)
- Class C (credit unions with at least 141,000 members, elected at-large nationally)
Qualities & Characteristics
“The CUNA board of directors resolved that a board candidate should possess certain qualities and characteristics, with the goal of being both diverse and inclusive, and encourages candidates to consider these characteristics, experiences and influences when self-assessing their qualifications for a board position,” CUNA said.
CUNA said its Recruitment Committee will consider the following characteristics which the CUNA board has deemed important in qualified and diverse candidates:
* Demonstrated commitment and engagement in the CUNA/League System
* Involvement in their credit union community
* Proven decision-making skills
* Demonstrated local, state and national CUNA advocacy experience/efforts
* Business savvy
* Communication skills
* Strategic expertise
* Dedication to credit union values
* Leadership skills
* Demonstrated commitment to ensuring diversity and inclusion in professional settings, e.g. qualifications, experience, geography, demographics, etc.
“Candidates will have the opportunity to address how they meet these characteristics as they complete their candidate profile form,” CUNA said.
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