Recruiting millennial directors both a challenge and an opportunity

CUES learning event highlights this and other key considerations for today’s credit union boards.

Conversations with attendees at Directors Conference, recently hosted by CUES, point to the idea that director recruitment is often a fairly challenging—and sometimes downright scary—undertaking.

But a look around the general session room of 400+ attendees at the event in Orlando showed that credit unions are, in fact, succeeding at recruiting more diverse directors than they were in past years, including directors of a variety of ages.

A popular breakout session during the conference comprised a facilitated panel of millennial directors. Other sessions that supported directors in their efforts to govern credit unions covered the economic environment and the importance of innovation.

Millennial director recruitment panelists Gregory Jenkins, James Sackett and Shanna Yonke–all CUES members–talked about their paths to becoming directors at their credit unions. They also offered tips and strategies other credit unions can use to more successfully recruit from a younger set.


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