University CU CEO David Tuyo and two other credit union CEOs have been named members of the executive committee for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) CEO Council — a nationwide group of “leaders helping leaders” in the credit union way.
Tuyo is a veteran of the financial services industry, with a career spanning over 20 years — the majority dedicated to serving credit unions. He is a constant advocate for the credit union movement to ensure those in the community have access to financial services, as well as financial education that leads to members building financial mobility.
The CUNA CEO Council connects credit union CEOs with peer CEOs who face similar challenges and opportunities in the industry. This exclusive organization is designed for the open and cooperative exchange of ideas between credit union CEOs to help them effectively lead their organization, improve their credit union’s performance, and nurture professional relationships that will shape and strengthen the credit union movement.
The council knows that a credit union’s success stems directly from the strength and vision of its leadership, with innovative solutions, commitment to cooperative principles, and motivational skills being at the heart of what drives the industry forward. Experienced, connected, and real-world focused, it is the only professional society run by credit union CEOs — for CEOs.
Genisys CU CEO Jackie Buchanan is the new chair of the group, replacing Maurice Smith, who retired in January (Tuyo was appointed to fill Smith’s unexpired term). Orlando CU CEO Suzanne Weinstein is the new vice chair.
Also new to the CUNA CEO Council executive committee are Kent Lugrand, CEO of InTouch CU (Plano, TX) and Mike Valentine, CEO of BCU (Vernon Hills, IL). Lugrand and Valentine were elected to vacancies created by the departure of Rudy Pereira (PremierAmerica CU) and Stephanie Sievers (AltaOne FCU), who both completed their terms.
The 2023-2024 CUNA CEO Council Executive Committee also includes: