Northwest Credit Union Foundation Board Seat Open in District Four

The hiring of Maps Credit Union’s Jill Nowacki as president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut not only presents an opportunity for Nowacki, but it also opens a door for a passionate credit union professional to take her place on the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) board.

The NWCUF will appoint a qualified candidate to represent the District 4 position for an interim term lasting until the next Annual Meeting in October 2014. Applications are currently being accepted.

Nowacki’s career move has NWCUF board Chair Steve Wilder experiencing mixed emotions -– excitement to see the career advancement of a well-qualified professional, and disappointment about the departure of a strong board member.

“I just want to send my congratulations to Jill,” Wilder says. “She is going to do great things for that league, as she has here in the Northwest, and I wish her the best.” The Connecticut League, Wilder says, is getting a “true gem.”

Service to the Foundation board presents a real opportunity to make a difference, Wilder adds.

The Foundation’s mission is to nurture partnerships that bring together Northwest credit unions, community organizations and nonprofits to improve and grow the regional economy.

“It’s a great opportunity, as the foundation is growing in directions it never has before. We look forward to welcoming another professional with the energy and enthusiasm that my fellow board members bring to the Foundation,” Wilder says.

“The most impactful philanthropy is through thoughtful and strategic counsel, and that’s where the board plays a critical role,” says Kim Vu, executive director of the NWCUF. “The direction from our board members helps us invest in credit unions and communities in ways that help people build financial capacity, contribute towards regional economic development and cooperative growth.”

Credit union professionals from NWCUA District 4 who are interested in interim service should contact Christine Duncan (NWCUA) by Nov 22.


Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225,

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