Kinecta Federal Credit Union’s Keith Sultemeier re-elected as Chairman of CU Direct

Board election results and new officers announced during virtual shareholders meeting

ONTARIO, CA (June 5, 2020)CU Direct, the nation’s leading developer of lending software technology for the credit union industry, has announced the results of their board of directors and officers elections during the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

Keith Sultemeier, president & CEO, Kinecta Federal Credit Union; Jim Laffoon, president & CEO, Security Service Federal Credit Union;and Bob McKay, president & CEO, Together Credit Union were re-elected to new three-year terms on the board of directors.

Officer elections were also announced during the virtual shareholders meeting, and included the re-election of Kinecta’s Sultemeier to a second term as board chairman. Sultemeier has served on CU Direct’s board since 2013. Also re-elected to second terms were:Jim Laffoon, as vice chairman;and Erin Mendez, president & CEO, Patelco CU, as the board’s treasurer & secretary.

“Our board collaborates very well with management on our vision of creating the ultimate origination experience,” said Tony Boutelle, president and CEO of CU Direct.“Their passion and insight strengthen our focusto continually develop innovative and technology-driven solutions to better serve our credit union partners.”

Also serving on CU Direct’s board of directors are:

  • Benson Porter, president & CEO, BECU
  • Donna Bland, president & CEO, Golden 1 Credit Union
  • Sterling Nielsen, president & CEO, Mountain America Credit Union
  • Brett Martinez, president & CEO, Redwood Credit Union
  • Nader Moghaddam, president & CEO, Financial Partners Credit Union
  • Todd Marksberry, president & CEO, Canvas Credit Union
  • Kim Sponem, president & CEO, Summit Credit Union
  • John Lund, president & CEO, America First Credit Union (Ex-officio)

Keith Sultemeier

About CU Direct

CU Direct has been a lending technology leader for 25 years, helping credit unions fund $368 billion in loans.  An enterprise lending solutions and technology company, CU Direct serves more than 1,100 credit unions and 15,600 auto dealers nationwide. CU Direct brings innovation and expertise to indirect lending, consumer and mortgage loan origination, point-of-sale, digital retail, analytics, marketing and CRM, auto shopping and business process outsourcing. For more information, visit Connect with CU Direct on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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