June 24, 2014

6-24-14The New York Credit Union Foundation board of trustees appointed their officers during their June 19 meeting in Saratoga, New York. The meeting took place during the first day of the Credit Union Association of New York's 2014 Annual Meeting & Convention.

Former Vice Chair Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie FCU, has been named the Foundation's new chair. Catherine Benson, chief of lending at CFCU Community CU, will assume the duties of vice chair, and CUNA Mutual Group Sales Manager Chris Guild was elected to serve as the board's treasurer and secretary.

Two new trustees—John Felton, manager/CEO of Southern Chautauqua FCU, and Jody Carpenter, VP of marketing and business development at UFirst FCU—were also named to the Foundation board.

"The Foundation and all of those who benefit from the Foundation's work are privileged to have such dedicated and capable professionals leading our board of trustees," said Vice President Allison Barna. "I'm confident that the Foundation will continue to excel in fostering the financial independence of all New Yorkers under their leadership."

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