FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2019
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Recruitment Committee today launched an effort to begin recruiting for certain open positions within the CUNA Board of Directors. This marks the first time the trade association has actively sought candidates for Board seats in which incumbents are not seeking re-election. In alignment with international cooperative values, which are rooted in democratic control, the CUNA Board of Directors continues to accept self-nominated candidates.
In March 2019, the CUNA Board approved the creation of a Recruitment Committee with the intent to reach a broader and more diverse audience of potential Board candidates. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle recently announced that the CUNA Board of Directors passed a resolution to clearly and prominently establish diversity, equity and inclusion as a shared cooperative credit union principle.
The CUNA Recruitment Committee is comprised of:
Currently, the CUNA Recruitment Committee is actively recruiting for two Board seats:
The CUNA Board of Directors resolved that a board candidate should possess certain qualities and characteristics, with the goal of being both diverse and inclusive, and encourages candidates to consider these characteristics, experiences and influences when self-assessing their qualifications for a Board position.
CUNA’s Recruitment Committee will consider the following characteristics which the CUNA Board has deemed important in qualified and diverse candidates:
Candidates will have the opportunity to address how they meet these characteristics as they complete their candidate profile form. To view the official call for nominations, which provides additional information on duties of a director, eligibility, how to submit a nomination and other important information, visit https://www.cuna.org/About-Credit-Unions/CUNA-Board-of-Directors-Nominations/.
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