Sievers wins sole contested election for CUNA board

February 9, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (2/10/15)--The results of the contested election for CUNA's District 3, Class A board seat were announced Monday.

Stephanie Sievers, CEO, ANECA FCU, Shreveport, La., with $108 million in assets, won the election over Paul Hughes, president/CEO, Greenville (S.C.) FCU, with $178 million in assets, for the Class A seat, which represents credit unions with fewer than 28,000 natural-person members. District 3 covers Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Elected by acclamation were:

District 1--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands:

  • Class B--Credit unions having at least 28,000 but not more than 100,999 natural-person members: Gary Furtado, president/CEO, Navigant CU, Smithfield, R.I., with $1.4 billion in assets.

District 2--Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia:

  • Class C--Credit unions having at least 101,000 natural-person members: Rod Staatz, president/CEO, SECU, Linthicum, Md., with $2.8 billion in assets.

District 3:

  • Class D--League presidents: Patrick La Pine, president/CEO, League of Southeastern Credit Unions and Affiliates.

District 4-- Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin:

  • Class B: Peter Dzuris, president/CEO, Northland Area FCU, Oscoda, Mich., with $279 million in assets; and
  • Class D: Patrick Jury, president/CEO, Iowa Credit Union League.

District 5--Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming:

  • Class A: Winona Nava, president/CEO, Guadalupe CU, Santa Fe, N.M., with $135 million in assets.

District 6--Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Atoll:

  • Class C: Brett Martinez, president/CEO, Redwood CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., with $2.3 billion in assets.

The directors-elect will officially begin their terms in March at CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference.