Mark Brantley, District 1, Class C CUNA director, announced his resignation from the CUNA Board of Directors, effective May 10.
The board of directors has agreed to hold a special election to fill the position, which will expire at the adjournment of the 2019 annual general meeting. Class C credit unions are those having at least 141,000 natural person members, as of June 30 of the year prior to the election. Class C directors are now elected to the board from across the nation, rather than by district.
To become an eligible candidate for this position, an individual must be an employee or voting board member of a credit union in Class C. The nomination must be in writing and must be seconded in writing by two other Class C credit unions. CUNA’s bylaws limit the number of directors from one state to 10% of the board, or two directors.
The CUNA Board currently has two representatives from each of the following states: California, Iowa and Washington. Therefore, no candidates are eligible to be nominated and elected from those states. Also, no more than one voting CUNA Director shall be from the same credit union.
CUNA has received one nomination to date, from Scott Woods, president/CEO of South Carolina Federal Credit Union, Charleston, SC. Nominations will be accepted through June 30. If more than one nomination is received, ballots will be sent to all Class C credit unions on July 5, with voting continuing through August 11. Election results will be announced August 14.