Cashman, Kovac, Paxson & Thompson elected to Foundation board

Cheney, Mooney & Sackett Re-elected

MADISON, WI (January 10, 2018) — At its December 12, 2017 meeting, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) board of directors elected Robert Cashman, President/CEO at Metro Credit Union in Chelsea, Mass.; Timothy Kovac, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Business Compliance & Regulatory Leader for Legal Operations at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis.; Samantha Paxson, EVP & Chief Marketing and Experience Officer at CO-OP Financial Services in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and Brett Thompson, President/CEO at the Wisconsin Credit Union League in Madison, Wis. to the Foundation board.

Cashman was elected to the board seat recently vacated by Laida Garcia, President/CEO of floridacentral Credit Union in Tampa, Fla.; Kovac was elected to the board seat recently vacated by Christopher Roe, SVP of Corporate & Legislative Affairs at CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wis.; Paxson fills the seat that Sarah Bang, EVP of Industry Relations at CO-OP Financial Services in Rancho, Cucamonga, Calif. held before retiring last year; and Thompson was elected to the board seat recently vacated by Patrick La Pine, President/CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions in Tallahassee, Fla.

Also, at the board meeting, the following were re-elected:

  • Bill Cheney, President and CEO of SchoolsFirst FCU in Santa Ana, Calif.;
  • David Mooney, President and CEO of Alliant Credit Union in Chicago, Ill.; and
  • John Sackett, Board Treasurer at Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire, Wis.

In addition to the aforementioned, the members of the Foundation board are:

  • Jim Nussle, President/CEO of the Credit Union National Association in Washington, D.C. (President);
  • Angela McCathran, President/CEO of People’s Trust Federal Credit Union in Houston, Texas (Chair);
  • Pat Wesenberg, President/CEO of Simplicity Credit Union in Marshfield, Wis. (Vice Chair);
  • Kathy Garner, President/CEO of Catalyst Corporate FCU in Plano, Texas (Treasurer);
  • Courtney Moran, Executive Director of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation in Plano, Texas (Secretary);
  • Teresa Halleck, President/CEO at San Diego County Credit Union in San Diego, Calif.;
  • Larry Middleman, President/CEO of CU Business Group, LLC in Portland, Ore.;
  • Winona Nava, President/CEO of Guadalupe Credit Union in Santa Fe, N.M.;
  • Jeff York, President/CEO of CoastHills Credit Union in Lompoc, Calif.;
  • Carlyn Roy, President/CEO of TAPCO CU in Fircrest, Wash.; and
  • Howard Spencer, Board Member at Northland Area FCU in Oscoda, Mich.

Robert Cashman

Timothy Kovac

Samantha Paxson

Brett Thompson

About National Credit Union Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion, and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.


Danielle Brown

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