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The Nevada Credit Union League (left side) and California Credit Union League (right side) boards of director pose for a “REACH” photo with Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra (middle).

updated 10/29/14 01:34 PM
Jon Hernandez and Wally Murray
The California Credit Union League and Nevada Credit Union League annual meetings were held Oct. 21 during the general session at REACH 2014—the Leagues’ annual convention at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

The meeting gave conference attendees the opportunity to be a part of this time-honored annual tradition.

Outgoing California League Chairman Teresa Freeborn (CEO of Xceed Financial FCU) and outgoing Nevada League Chairman Wayne Tew (CEO of Clark County CU) thanked fellow board members for their time and effort in a year filled with opportunities to spread the credit union philosophy. They recognized the collaborative relationship between the California and Nevada Leagues, and said they looked forward to seeing that partnership continue in 2015.

Jon Hernandez—CEO of CalCom FCU, Mattel FCU, and interim CEO of Nikkei CU—became the California League’s new board chairman during the meeting. Wally Murray, CEO of Greater Nevada CU, is now the Nevada League’s new board chairman.

Both Hernandez and Murray said they look forward to engaging with the Leagues and member credit unions in each state as 2014 transitions into a new year. They noted how they are both proud to serve as chairmen.

The following is the composition of the California League and Nevada League boards:

2014-2015 California Executive Committee

  • Chairman: Jon Hernandez—CalCom FCU, Mattel FCU, and Nikkei CU; term ends 2016
  • Vice Chairman: Charles Papenfus, Inland Valley FCU, term ends 2016
  • At-Large: Hank Barrett, Valley First CU, term ends 2017

2014-2015 California League Board of Directors

  • At-Large: Hank Barrett, Valley First CU, term ends 2017
  • At-Large and Ex-Officio: Teresa Freeborn, Xceed Financial CU, term ends 2016
  • At-Large: Teresa Halleck, San Diego County CU, term ends 2017
  • At-Large: Jon Hernandez—CalCom FCU, Mattel FCU, Nikkei CU; term ends 2016
  • At-Large: Eileen Rivera, SkyOne FCU, term ends 2015
  • Group A: Chris Coursen, Fairview Employees FCU, term ends 2015
  • Group B: Charles Papenfus, Inland Valley FCU, term ends 2016
  • Group C: Bill Birnie, Eagle Community CU, term ends 2017
  • Group D: Marla Shepard, California Coast CU, term ends 2015
  • Ex-Officio: Jeff York, CoastHills CU (CUNA Director)
  • Ex-Officio: Brett York, Redwood CU (CUNA Director)
  • (Director term: 3 years)
  • (Executive Committee term: 1 year)

2014-2015 Nevada League Board of Directors

  • Chairman: Wally Murray, Greater Nevada CU, term ends 2015
  • Vice Chairman: Eric Estes, Boulder Dam CU, term ends 2017
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Dennis Flannigan, Great Basin FCU, term ends 2016
  • Director: Rick Schmidt, WestStar CU, term ends 2017
  • Director: Wayne Tew, Clark County CU, term ends 2015
  • (Directors serve for three-year terms. Officers—the chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer—serve one-year terms.)

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