CUAD announces election of Board of Directors

BISMARCK, ND (April 20, 2017) — The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas’ (CUAD) Annual Business Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 12th at The Lodge in Deadwood, SD.  Elections for the CUAD and MASC (Mid-America Service Corp) Board were held, with Melanie Stillwell being newly elected. Joel Metz and Jeff Schmidt both retained their seats in the election, and a re-organization meeting was held following the business meeting.

The CUAD Board, their titles and divisions they represent are:

CUAD Board Chair – Shannon Webster (Senior VP of Marketing, Town & Country CU, Minot ND) holds the North Dakota At-Large seat.

CUAD First Vice Chair – Nick Woodard (CEO, United Savings CU, Fargo, ND) holds the Multi-State-At-Large seat.

CUAD Second Vice Chair – Melanie Stillwell (CEO, Western Cooperative CU, Williston, ND) was newly elected to ND Division A.

Secretary – Veronica Holweger (CEO Riverfork FCU, Grand Forks, ND) represents ND Division C.

MASC Chair – Jarrod Reisner (Senior VP of Finance, Black Hills FCU, Rapid City, SD) represents SD Division A.

MASC First Vice Chair – Joel Metz (Director, Prairie FCU, Minot, ND) was re-elected to represent ND Division B.

MASC Second Vice Chair – Mary Connick (CEO Minuteman FCU, Rapid City, SD) represents SD Division C.

Director – Jeff Schmidt (COO, Voyage FCU, Sioux Falls, SD) was re-elected and represents the SD At-Large seat.

Director – Peter Butterfield (CEO Dakota Plains FCU, Lemmon SD) represents SD Division B.

The new CUAD Board gathered for a group photo after elections last week. Shown L to R are CUAD President Jeff Olson with Peter Butterfield, Nick Woodard, Veronica Holweger, Shannon Webster, Jarrod Reisner, Mary Connick, Melanie Stillwell, Jeff Schmidt, and Joel Metz.

About CUAD

The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) is the professional financial trade association serving 72 credit unions that employ nearly 2,200 individuals in 230 branches. With more than 492,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets in excess of $7.1 billion and currently are providing Dakota consumers with over $5 billion in loans. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, CUAD plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information about CUAD visit our website at


Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD)
2005 North Kavaney Drive
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone 701.258.5760

Shawn Marie Brummer
Director of Communications
Credit Union Association of the Dakotas
1-800-279-6328, ext. 966 or 701/220-2200

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