America’s Credit Union Museum’s board elects Paul Gentile new chairman

MANCHESTER, NH (April 1, 2019) — America’s Credit Union Museum (ACUM) today announced the election of Paul Gentile as chairman of the America’s Credit Union Museum Board of Directors.

Gentile replaces former chair Michael L’Ecuyer. L’Ecuyer is retiring from his position as president/CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union, N.H. later this year.

“As chairman of the museum, Mike left big shoes to fill,” said Gentile. “His oversight of the expansion of the museum and the increase in support from the credit union community will be long lasting. We will continue to build upon this success and further increase exposure of the museum nationally. My hope is more and more credit unions will want their very unique story told through the Museum and ensure their rich history is preserved.”

“Paul is a great choice to lead the continued development of the Museum,” said L’Ecuyer. “It has been an honor to serve and see so many Credit Union leaders and partners support the important role the Museum plays in our industry. It is a vital part of our history and the keeper of the stories that make Credit Union unique and special.”

America’s Credit Union Museum’s board consists of twelve members, including: Paul Gentile, President/CEO, Merck Employees Federal Credit Union, NJ; Ronald H. Covey, Jr., President/CEO, St. Mary’s Bank Credit Union, NH; Chuck Fagan, President, PSCU; Shawn Gilfedder, President/CEO, Kitsap Credit Union, WA; Peter J. Lemire, Esq., Lemire Family Representative; Lois Kitsch, CU Difference; Todd Mason, President/CEO, Maine Credit Union League/Synergent; Jim Nussle, President/CEO, Credit Union National Association; Bill Raker, President/CEO, Firefly CU, MN; Michael Ray, CEO, Hoya Federal Credit Union, DC; and Bob Trunzo, President/CEO, CUNA Mutual Group.

The Museum recently finished construction of the CUNA Research Center and Richard L. “Dick” Ensweiler Research Library.  For additional information, visit   Tours of the Museum and Research Center are available by contacting the Museum at (603) 629-1553.

Paul Gentile

About America’s Credit Union Museum

Located in Manchester, New Hampshire on the site where America's first credit union opened its doors in 1908, America's Credit  Union Museum is an exciting and dynamic organization that is no mere repository of documents and artifacts. In addition to  celebrating the remarkable efforts of the people who built the credit union movement over the past 100+ years, it plays a leading  role in documenting today's achievements while helping to prepare credit unions for upcoming challenges.


Mike Miller
Communications Manager at LSCU & Affiliates

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