Dennis Pierce named new CUNA Board Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC (February 24, 2014) —  The Credit Union National Association Board of Directors elected as its new Chairman Dennis Pierce, president and CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union in Lenexa, Kansas, as well as other table officers.

Joining Pierce as a table officers for the association are:

  • Vice Chairman:  Susan Streifel, president and CEO of Woodstone Credit Union
  • Secretary: Rod Staatz, president and CEO of State Emp. Credit Union (SECU)
  • Treasurer: Patrick Jury, president and CEO of the Iowa Credit Union League At-Large
  • Member: Maurice Smith, president of the Local Government Federal Credit Union in

In the traditional passing of the gavel ceremony Tuesday, outgoing Chairwoman Patricia Wesenberg handed over the symbol of office to Pierce. a 27- year veteran of the credit union industry; he was vice chairman previously.

“Thanks so much to everyone in the credit union system for your support,” said outgoing Chairwoman Wesenberg. “I’m proud of all the work you do and am extremely greatly for the opportunity to have served as Chairman. I now pass along the gavel to Dennis Pierce who I’m confident will make an exceptional leader.”

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