James Kenyon named NAFCU Board Director-at-Large

WASHINGTON, DC (July 21, 2017) — James A. Kenyon, president and CEO of Whitefish Credit Union, Whitefish, Mont., has been named to fill the vacant at-large seat on the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) Board of Directors.

“NAFCU is growing and looking ahead to an impressive year in federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance. We welcome Jim and the insight, experience and dedication he brings to the NAFCU leadership during this exciting time,” said NAFCU Chair Richard L.Harris, president and CEO of Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union.

Kenyon is the first NAFCU Board member from a state-chartered credit union. NAFCU, with the full support of its board and overwhelming approval of its membership, revised its articles of incorporation last year to permit full membership benefits for all federally-insured credit unions. This includes the opportunity to run for and serve on NAFCU’s board.

“NAFCU is a respected and increasingly influential force for credit unions in Washington,” said Kenyon. “I look forward to serving on the board and helping to advance the interests of the credit union industry.”

Kenyon joined Whitefish Credit Union as its chief executive in September 2009. Chartered in 1934, Whitefish Credit Union has $1.4 billion in assets and is the largest credit union in Montana. The credit union has seven branches throughout the state and more than 58,000 members.


The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions is the only national trade association focusing exclusively on federal issues affecting the nation’s federally-insured credit unions. NAFCU membership is direct and provides credit unions with the best in federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance. For more information on NAFCU, go to or @NAFCU on Twitter.


Molly Safreed, (NAFCU)

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