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CUNA to hold board elections

Four additional CUNA Board nominations received

October 22, 2020

CUNA has confirmed receipt of four new nominations for the Board elections. Nominations are now being accepted for eight open director positions on CUNA’s Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations and seconds is Friday, November 6.  In contested elections, voting will begin Nov. 12 and close Dec. 16.

Nomination information can be found on CUNA's website.

The four nominees received are:

  • Eileen Danahey, CEO, St. Anne’s CU, Mass. (District 1, Class B)
  • Rhonda D. Hotard, president/CEO of Louisiana FCU, La. (District 3, Class A)
  • Chad Miller, president/CEO of Southwest Louisiana CU, La. (District 3, Class A)
  • Ron Smith, president/CEO/Chief Security Officer, Enbright CU, Tenn. (District 3, Class A)


They join the previously confirmed nominations of:

  • Patrick Pierce, president/CEO, City & County CU, Minn. (District 4, Class B);
  • Maria J. Martinez, president/CEO, Border FCU, Texas (District 5, Class A);

Each credit union nominee must be an employee or a voting board member of the nominating credit union, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least two other credit unions from the same class and, for Class A and B, district. 

Directors elected will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA's Annual General Meeting, to be held virtually on March 2, 2021, during CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference.

Nominees to be elected by leagues must be a league chief executive officer and be nominated in writing by that league, with the nomination seconded in writing by at least one other league.

Two Class A and two Class B positions are up for election as follows:

  • District 1, Class B:  Credit unions with at least 38,000 and not more than 141,000 members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands;
  • District 3, Class A:  Credit unions with less than 38,000 members in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee;
  • District 4, Class B:  Credit unions with at least 38,000 and not more than 141,000 members in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin;
  • District 5, Class A:  Credit unions with less than 38,000 members in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming

Two Class C and two Class D positions are also up for election. 

Elections for Class C (credit unions having more than 141,000 natural-person members) and Class D (leagues) will be conducted at-large nationwide, rather than by district. 

To view the current CUNA Board of Directors, click 2020 CUNA Board of Directors.