Local Credit Union leaders elected to lead Pennsylvania Credit Union Association Board

HARRISBURG, PA (May 18, 2015) — The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) Board of Directors recently held its annual reorganization meeting and elected its Chairman of the Board and Vice Chairman of the Board.  The new officers elected were:

Chairman of the Board — Louise Lingenfelser, CEO, ClearChoice Federal Credit Union, Wyomissing

Louise Lingenfelser

Vice Chairman of the Board — Jeff DeBree, CEO, Penn East Federal Credit Union, Scranton

Jeff DeBree

Lingenfelser represents credit unions in the total assets up to $30 million dollars and was elected in 2008 to the PCUA Board. In addition, she has also served on the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation Board since 2008. Since 1986, Lingenfelser has been the President and CEO of ClearChoice Federal Credit Union.

DeBree represents credit unions with total assets greater than $100 million.  In addition, he serves as Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation Board, and on the Association’s Government Affairs and Regulatory Review Committees. He has been CEO of Penn East Federal Credit Union since 2003.

Credit unions are financial cooperatives that provide affordable financial services to help their owner/members. The Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Credit Union Association is a trade association that provides legislative, promotional, educational, and operational support for more than 400 credit unions in Pennsylvania. These credit unions have assets in excess of $39 billion and serve more than 3.8 million members. For additional information about credit unions or to find a credit union near you, visit

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