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Finance Call for Nominations

Candidates for the executive committee must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a credit union employee in a CUNA affiliated credit union;
  • Be a CUNA Council member in good standing;
  • Be willing and able to serve a three-year term;
  • Have the support of his or her employer for the required executive committee activities*: Note that travel for 2021 is currently suspended and events will be held virtually, though that is subject to change.
    • Attending the annual Conference (5-6 days travel)
    • Attending the annual Strategic Planning Meeting (up to 3 days travel)
    • Attending executive and sub-committee conference calls (at least monthly, 1 hour each)
  • Have the support of his or her employer to fully participate in required committee volunteering:
    • Spending 50 hours or more (annually) on executive committee work
    • Spending 20-30 hours or more (annually) on a sub-committee as chair or co-chair. Sub-committees work on a variety of items like: 
      • Helping to plan the annual Council Conference
      • Recruiting sponsorships that support the Council and its members
      • Developing resources such as white papers and virtual roundtables 
      • Identifying and judging award winners
      • Finding and onboarding new members and engaging them in the Councils Community

* Travel is mainly reimbursed, but there may be additional expenses

Other relevant items the Nominating Committee may take into consideration:

  • Experience with credit unions and within your field of expertise
  • Strategic thinking and leadership capabilities
  • Volunteer experience, with CUNA Councils and/or any other industry organizations
  • Past involvement and leadership in other boards
  • Engagement and familiarity with CUNA Councils

To Submit Your Nomination

Candidates interested in serving are requested to submit the following no later than March 26, 2021

  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • A high resolution head shot, and 
  • A 100‑150-word campaign statement  

Submit materials to the Chair of the Nominating Committee - Ashlee Micale, EVP/CFO, San Diego County CU along with a copy to Lacinda Athen at

The nominating committee will then evaluate and present recommended candidates to the membership for democratic election. The committee will take care to present a slate of candidates that exceeds the number of vacancies and is as geographically and professionally balanced as possible.
The election will be conducted electronically beginning mid-March 2021.  New members will take their executive committee seats at the conclusion of the CUNA Finance Council Virtual Conference, May 18-20, 2021.