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

The America’s Credit Union Museum is currently led by Chairman Paul Gentile, President/CEO, Merck Employees Credit Union. Representation on the 17-member board is comprised of credit union leagues, credit unions, and credit union partners. To view a complete list of the 2020-2021 America’s Credit Union Museum Board of Directors, visit:


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