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
 

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

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
Mazuma Credit Union
Overland Park, KS
brandon.michaels@mazuma.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

President & CEO
Aneca Federal Credit Union
Shreveport, LA
stephanie@aneca.org

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)