Don Cohenour Named MCUA Interim CEO

St. Louis, MO – Following discussions with Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) Chairman Dennis Pierce, CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Mike Beall, president/CEO has announced his intention to leave MCUA effective November 15, 2012. Beall has accepted a new position as the president/CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) effective November 16, 2012, in Washington DC.

The MCUA Executive Committee has named Chief Membership Officer Don Cohenour as interim president/CEO of the organization. Cohenour will work in transition with Beall to keep the strong momentum of projects and services in support of MCUA’s vision of “making credit unions grow” moving forward.

“Don brings a deep understanding of the board’s strategic plan and initiatives like the Statewide Consumer OutreachProgram and our Community Development Financial Institutions Initiative,” says Pierce. “He will do a great job driving these strategic programs into 2013 and beyond.”

Don’s career at MCUA has centered on the provision of consulting and operational advice to Missouri’s credit unions,most recently as Chief Membership Officer. Don is a former credit union CEO, consultant with the Kansas Department of credit unions and spent six years as controller of US Central Credit Union.  Don is a degreed accountant.

“Mike has provided strong leadership and has helped set the direction and vision to help MCUA and the credit unions of Missouri succeed,” says Pierce. “His work to develop the plans for Statewide Consumer Outreach Program and Community Development Financial Institutions Initiative are a great legacy. Mike’s new work at NCBA will put him at the center of national advocacy for cooperatives — including credit unions — as well as with the multiple international development projects that are his passion. We wish him well in his new endeavor.”

Prior to Beall’s departure, he and Cohenour will be completing the 2013 MCUA budget, and salary and benefits review, aswell as creating a smooth transition of the strategic initiatives previously mentioned.

The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) is the trade association for 139 state and federally chartered credit unions with locations in Missouri. Credit unions in Missouri serve more than 1.35 million people statewide. For more information, visit or

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