New program promotes board continuity at United FCU

September 15, 2015

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (9/15/15)--United FCU has created a new Associate Director Program designed to provide a prepared and ready supply of succession candidates for its board to ensure continuity of board leadership.

“We view the Associate Director Program as an investment in our future,” said Gary Easterling, president/CEO of the St. Joseph, Mich.-based credit union, in announcing the newest associate directors to its board.

New associate directors include:

  • Troy Tolle, co-founder and chief technical officer of Infinity Learning Solutions, based in Asheville, N.C. He is the architect of the company’s flagship product, DigitalChalk, an SaaS platform for creating and delivering online education courses, and a recognized thought leader in cloud technology;
  • James McClenahan, director of corporate relations and outreach for the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is responsible for connecting students to the business community, recruiting graduate students and administering the Corporate Partners program at the college, as well as the Nevada Global Business Program; and
  • Sean Yaffe, vice president and regional operations manager of The Yaffe Co. Inc., one of the largest privately owned scrap metal processing operations in the Midwest, with operations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas. He is past president of the Arkansas Recycling Association.

They join Dana Wales, whose appointment was announced last month. Wales is president and registered principal of Wales & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. (formerly American Express Financial Advisors). He was named National Franchise Leader of the Year in 2005.