CUNA to hold board elections

CUNA receives first nomination for Class C board special election

April 11, 2021

CUNA has received its first nomination for the Class C CUNA Board special election: Jose Lara, chief operating officer, SchoolsFirst FCU (CA).

A second special election is ongoing, for the District 6, Class B position. All nominations and seconds must be submitted by 5 p.m. (ET) April 22.  For more information and to obtain appropriate nomination forms, click here.

Candidates for that special election include:

  • Geri LaChance, president/CEO, SESLOC FCU (CA), and
  • Seth Schaefer, president/CEO, Rivermark Community CU (OR)

Credit unions in District 6, Class B, and Class C, elected at-large nationwide, are encouraged to nominate qualified individuals to assume these important duties and responsibilities. For the contested position(s), a special election will be held by electronic ballot, with voting from April 27 to May 13.  If only one candidate is nominated in the Class C category, that individual will be elected by acclamation.

District 6 is comprised of the following:  Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll. Class B credit unions are those having at least 38,000 but not more than 141,000 natural person members.

Class C credit unions are elected at-large nationwide and are those having at least 141,000 natural person members.