As CUNA Board Chairman, Dennis Pierce intends to conduct “a full and comprehensive look at the organizational structure and governance of CUNA” during his one-year term, he announced at Tuesday morning’s General Session after being sworn in.
“Credit unions are very different today, and I think we’re going to be very different in the future. Our trade association needs to be responsive to that,” said Pierce, CEO at CommunityAmerica Credit Union in Kansas City, Mo.
“We’ve had great success, and we have a wonderful system. But we also need to make sure that system remains viable going forward.”
Pierce pledged to provide credit unions ample opportunity to voice their opinions about CUNA’s course.
“Please take advantage of that and participate, because we’ll only be as good as you, the members, push us to be,” he said.
Pierce, who replaces Pat Wesenberg, president/CEO of Central City Credit Union in Marshfield, Wis., also serves on the board of NACUSO and as Vice Chairman of CUNA Strategic Services.
“I’ll work hard and I’ll do my best,” Pierce said. “Together, we’ll make CUNA even better than it is today.”
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s revised supervisory approach to interest rate risk is covered in a recent Letter to Credit Unions (16-CU-08). The new standardized approach is designed to increase focus and resources toward higher risk credit unions.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.