CEO Council Executive Committee

CUNA Councils is run by credit union professionals, for credit union professionals. 


Nader Moghaddam

Nader Moghaddam - Chair

President & CEO
Financial Partners Credit Union
Downey, CA
naderm@fpcu.org

Education

  • Masters in Planning, USC
  • B.S., Urban & Regional Planning, USC
  • Executive Program, Harvard

Professional Activities

  • CU Direct, Board of Directors (Vice Chair)
  • CA CU League, Board of Directors (Executive Committee)
  • CUNA CEO Council, Executive Committee (Chair)
  • CU For Kids Orange County, Advisory Committee, Chair
  • Columbia Memorial Space Science Learning Center, Board, Chair

Rudy Pereira

Rudy Pereira - Vice Chair

President & CEO
Premier America Credit Union
Chatsworth, CA
rudy.pereira@premieramerica.com

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, California State University, Northridge
  • Master of Business Administration, Norwich University

Professional Activities

  • Past member of CUNA's Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Former Chair of the CUNA Council Forum
  • Former Chair of the CUNA Technology Council
  • Former Chair of the CUNA/BITS Financial Services Liaison Task Force
  • Past Member of the Sacred Heart Hospital Advisory Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Black Belt in Six Sigma, Motorola University
  • Speaker and Writer for the Credit Union Industry

Jackie Buchanan

Jackie Buchanan

President & CEO
Genisys Credit Union
Auburn Hills, MI
jbuchanan@genisyscu.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Accountancy - Walsh College
  • Master of Science & Information Systems - Lawrence Technological University
  • CPA License- State of Michigan

Professional Activities

  • Board of Director - Co-op Financial Services Shared Branching Network (CUSC)
  • Board of Director and Treasurer- CU Solutions Group (subsidiary of the MCUL)
  • Board of Director – Lighthouse of Oakland County
  • Board of Director and Treasurer– McLaren Oakland Foundation
  • Baker College- Board of Regents
  • Co-op Financial Services Technology Council
  • Member of the CUNA BITs (Banking Industry Technology Secretariat) Liaison Task Force

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Named to the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Michigan-Crain's 2016
  • Genisys Credit Union has won numerous awards related to financial strength, community involvement and top workplace achievement.

Sandi Carangi

Sandi Carangi

President & CEO
Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union
Hermitage, PA
scarangi@mercomfcu.org

Education

  • Associate of Applied Business degree from Youngstown State University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Penn State University
  • CUNA Credit Union Certified Marketing Executive

Professional Activities

  • Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Past Director of Strategic Services for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member for Credit Union Magazine
  • CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Member
  • Board Member for Junior Achievement of Western PA
  • Board Member for United Way of Mercer County, PA

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Numerous State and National Level Credit Union Awards
  • CUNA's Excellence in Lending Award
  • CUNA's Diamond Awards in Marketing
  • CUNA Business Development Professional of the Year Award
  • CUNA Volunteer of the Year Award

LLoyd Gill

Lloyd E. Gill

President & CEO
We Florida Financial
Margate, FL
LGill@WeFloridaFinancial.com

Education

  • BA Business Management, Seton Hall University

Professional Activities

  • Former Chair of the CUNA Lending Council
  • Former Advisory Board Member, Prime Alliance, a mortgage technology CUSO
  • Former Advisory Board Member, CU Direct, an indirect auto lender

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2014 – Florida Financial named Credit Union of the Year by South Florida Business Journal

Keith Kauffeld

Keith Kauffeld

President & CEO
University of Nebraska Federal Credit Union
Lincoln, NE
kkauffeld@nufcu.org

Education

  • BA United States Air Force Academy
  • MBA University of North Dakota

Professional Activities

  • Director, Nebraska Credit Union League
  • Exec Comm, CUNA CEO Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • All the recognition goes to my outstanding staff

Erin Mendez

Erin Mendez

President & CEO
Patelco Credit Union
Pleasanton, CA
emendez@patelco.org

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • CCE (CUEs Certified Chief Executive)

Professional Activities

  • CU Direct - Board Member
  • CU4Kids Wine Auction - Executive Committee Member
  • Varying CUNA and California League Committees

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2015 and 2016 Most Influential Women of the Bay Area

Brandon Michaels

Brandon Michaels

President & CEO
JSC Federal Credit Union
Houston, TX
bmichaels@jscfcu.org

Education

  • BBA - University of Oklahoma
  • High Honors - CUNA Management School

Professional Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Swope Community Builders
  • KC Chamber Leadership CEO Roundtable
  • Filene Research Council

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • 2015 Kansas City Most Wanted Executive
  • 2015 Brand of the Year - CUES GMA
  • 2015 Best Social Media - CUES GMA
  • 2015 Best Use of Radio - CUES GMA
  • 2015 Website Design - CUES GMA
  • 2015 Website Design - MAC Award
  • 2015 Social Media - MAC Award
  • 2015 Best Broadcast Video - MAC Award
  • 2015 Website Design - Diamond Award
  • 2015 Best Brand/Corporate Identity - Diamond Award

Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers

CEO & Strategic Advisor
Sisseton-Wahpeton Federal Credit Union
Agency Village, SD
stephanie@pinkstrategies.com

Education

  • Masters of Science, Finance - University of Miami
  • MBA = Louisiana State University, Shreveport
  • Certificate in Leadership - University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
  • MS, BS - Louisiana Tech University

Professional Activities

  • Member - CUNA’s Board of Directors
  • Chair of CUNA’s Small Credit Union Committee
  • Member, CUNA CEO Council Executive Committee
  • Louisiana Committee of 100
  • Rotary Club of Shreveport

Honors, Awards, and Major Accomplishments

  • Small Business of the Year
  • Best Places to Work
  • Northwest Louisiana's 40 Under 40 Award
  • World Council's WYCUP
  • Many industry and national marketing awards
  • Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC)
  • Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE)
  • Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME)
  • Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE)
  • Certified Financial Management Specialist
  • Certified Financial Services Professional (CFSP)

Updated 10/2018