NAPERVILLE, Ill. (4/20/15)--The Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) and affiliated organizations announced the results of its board elections, which were held at the organization's 85th annual convention last week.
Pete Paulson, CEO, Corporate America FCU, Elgin, was re-elected as chair, and to a three-year term on the board as the Class D at-large director for District 3. Paulson will additionally serve as chairman of the ICUL Service Corp. (LSC).Alan Meyer, CEO, 1st MidAmerica CU, Bethalto, was re-elected as vice chairman and represents Class C director for District 1.
Sean Rathjen, CEO, Consumers Cooperative CU, Waukegan, was re-elected as secretary/treasurer and will serve as the Class C director for District 3. Additionally, he will serve as LSC vice chair.
In addition to Paulson, two other directors were re-elected to new three-year terms, including Kerry Fearn, CEO, Area Educational CU, Mattoon, who will serve as the Class B director in District 1; and Tim O'Donnell, CEO, Financial Plus CU, Ottawa, as the Class C director in District 2. In addition, Jose Garcia, CEO, Northwest Community CU, Morton Grove, is a new director on the board, and will serve as the Class A director for District 3.
The full ICUL board of directors includes:
District 1, Class A: Kim Hocking, CEO, Kaskaskia Valley Community CU, Centralia; Class B: Fearn; Class C: Meyer; and Class D: Dennis Schaefer, CEO, SIU CU, Carbondale.
District 2, Class A: Janet Francoeur, CEO, Riverside Community CU, Kankakee; Class B: Geri Burek, CEO, South Division CU, Evergreen Park; Class C: O'Donnell; and Class D: Carl Sorgatz, vice president, Great Lakes CU, Naperville.
District 3, Class A: Garcia; Class B: Patrick Basler, CEO, First Financial CU, Chicago; Class C: Rathjen; and Class D: Paulson.
The ICU Foundation re-elected its officers to one-year terms. They included: Tom Pierce, CEO, Midwest Operating Engineers CU, Countryside, chair; Michael Lee, CEO, Kane County Teachers CU, Elgin, vice chair; and Tom Lex, CEO, Heartland CU, Springfield, secretary/treasurer. In addition, Ann Dubie, CEO NuMark CU, Joliet, was elected to serve a three-year term on the board.