NYIB Leaders Elected for 2013-2014

TAMPA, FL (August 6, 2013) — The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) confirmed four new regional coordinators and re-elected its chairman during the cooperative network’s August 1, 2013 annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

Julie McLean, director of financial education for Arapahoe Credit Union (Centennial, CO) was re-elected for a second term as NYIB chairman for 2013-14.

NYIB regional coordinators elected to two-year terms are:

  • North West – Shannon Cahoon, community outreach coordinator, Fibre Federal Credit Union (Longview, WA);
  • North Central – Ashley Buchholz, marketing specialist, Wildfire Credit Union (Saginaw, MI);
  • North East – Leah Esslinger-Sprowl, high school manager and youth educator, Holy Rosary Credit Union (Rochester, NH); and
  • South Central – Mandy Clayton, director of financial education, FivePoint Credit Union (Nederland, TX)

Continuing the second year of their existing terms are:

  • South East – Juli Lewis, youth marketing manager, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union (Tampa, FL); and
  • South West – Angela Halsey,  director of marketing and business development, NuVista Federal Credit Union (Montrose, CO).

The executive committee elected Lewis as vice chairman, Buchholz as secretary, and Esslinger-Sprowl as treasurer.  Additional officers will be elected at the committee’s planning session, scheduled for October in Grand Rapids, MI—location of the 2014 NYIB conference. NYIB welcomes suggestions for speakers and topics on youth financial education, outreach, and relevant trends in personal finance, technology, and services.

The National Youth Involvement Board mission is to equip the credit union industry to reach youth. Founded in 1972 as a cooperative effort to address the rising average age of credit union members, NYIB through its network of youth advocates has reached millions of young people on behalf of credit unions and is winner of the 2011 National Credit Union Foundation Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Outstanding Organization.

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