NYIB leaders elected for 2014-2015

TAMPA, FL (August 8, 2014) –The National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) confirmed two new regional coordinators, re-elected one regional coordinator and elected a new chairman during the cooperative network’s August 1, 2014 annual meeting in Grand Rapids, MI.

Juli Lewis, youth marketing manager for Suncoast Credit Union (Tampa, FL), was elected as NYIB chairman for 2014-15. Lewis has been working for Suncoast Credit Union for 21 years and has been an active member of the National Youth Involvement Board since 2006.

NYIB regional coordinators elected to two-year terms are:

  • South East – Kelli Holloway, member education specialist, State Employees’ Credit Union (Raleigh, NC);
  • South West – Amanda Merz, financial education coordinator, SAFE Credit Union (North Highlands, CA)

NYIB regional coordinator re-elected to a second two-year term is:

  • South Central – Mandy Clayton, director of financial education, FivePoint Credit Union (Nederland, TX)

Continuing the second year of their existing 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

The executive committee elected Clayton as vice chairman, Cahoon as secretary, and Esslinger-Sprowl as treasurer. The location of the 2015 NYIB conference will be determined by the outcome of votes placed by the NYIB network from August 4th – 8th. Anyone interested in joining this valuable network or in attending the 2015 conference is encouraged to visit and request to join the List Serve (under “resources” tab). NYIB welcomes suggestions for speakers and topics on youth financial education, outreach, and relevant trends in personal finance, technology, marketing 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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