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Heartland Credit Union Association Introduces Board of Directors

Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) is pleased to announce its inaugural Board of Directors. Last week, member credit unions in Kansas and Missouri electronically cast their votes in this historic board election.

“We were delighted that such a talented group of individuals ran for the Heartland Credit Union Association’s Board of Directors,” says Marla Marsh, HCUA Co-President. “Each candidate displayed a depth of knowledge, experience and great passion for the credit union industry.”

These ten credit union leaders will be instrumental in helping shape the new association. Their guidance will set HCUA’s course for years to come, including the selection of HCUA’s new president and CEO in the first quarter of 2016.

“Congratulations to the newly elected HCUA Board of Directors,” says Don Cohenour, HCUA Co-President. “On behalf of the Heartland Credit Union Association, we thank you for your dedication and service to credit unions. We look forward to working with you!”

Each member credit union could cast two votes in two categories: one based on geography and one based on the asset size of the voting credit union. In total, each credit union could cast four votes.

HCUA welcomes the following individuals to its Board of Directors:

Geographic Category—Kansas

  • John Beverlin, Mainstreet Credit Union
  • Jim Holt, Mid American Credit Union

Geographic Category—Missouri

  • Rick Nichols, River Region Credit Union
  • Randal Yeck, Vantage Credit Union

Asset Category—Less than $50 million

  • Brenda Kliewer, McPherson Co-Op Credit Union
  • Kirk Mondy, Ozark Federal Credit Union

Asset Category—$50 million to $250 million

  • Judy Hadsall, CU Community Credit Union
  • Chris McCreary, United Consumers Credit Union

Asset Category—Greater than $250 million

  • Lisa Ginter, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • James Nastars, Meritrust Credit Union

The Board of Directors' terms are staggered. Directors in the asset categories serve until the annual meeting in 2017; those in the geographic categories serve until the annual meeting in 2018. The newly elected Board will meet December 17 for an organization meeting, followed by a board meeting on December 18 in Kansas City.