CUNA Councils Celebrates 5,000 Members

Madison, WI ─ CUNA Councils announce reaching the 5,000 member milestone.

2011 marks a historic landmark for CUNA Councils. For the first time, membership in the six CUNA Councils is more than 5,000 members strong, a result of several years of consistent growth.

According to Erin Mendez, Council Forum Chair and EVP/COO at SchoolsFirst FCU, “what’s really significant about the 5,000 member milestone is the fact that we’re helping more and more credit union executives handle immediate problems and plan for future successes.”

Says Mendez, “the CUNA Councils allow credit union professionalsthe ability to reach out to one another, explore best practices, solve problems, obtain feedback and tap into resources that are specific to their role at the credit union.  Execs recognize how unique and valuable the Councils are in our industry — that’s why we continue to be a growing and vibrant community.”

To celebrate this historic event, Councils Vice President David Rohn announced the “More Than Ever” campaign that gives current members and new members the opportunity to win one of five great prizes.

According to Rohn, now through August 31, 2011credit union execs can join the Councils at a special rate and current members can help Councils celebrate by submitting their story about what membership means to them now more than ever!Anyone joining or submitting a story is entered in a drawing to win: Grand Prize of a $5,000 CUNA education/training scholarship, acomplimentary registration to a Council conference, a 2012 Council membership, an Apple iPad, or a $100 Visa gift card.“The drawings are a fun way to celebrate the ongoing success of the Councils,” says Mendez. “The Councils leadership remains committed to making the benefits of membership relevant, timely and affordable.”

The graphic below links to the website with more information.


Founded in 1994, the CUNA Councils originally included the Marketing (now Marketing & Business Development), HR (now HR, Training & Development), and CFO Councils.  In the years that followed, three additional Councils were added: Lending, Technology, and Operations (now Operations, Sales & Service).  Membership has doubled since 2003, and prior membership milestones include reaching 3,000 members in 2005 and 4,000 in 2007.

For more information on CUNA Councils or the More Than Ever campaign call the Councils at (800) 356-9655 ext. 4368 or visit

Click here for full press release with graph

More News