Debie Keesee, CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, has begun her term on the CUNA Board of Directors, maintaining a Northwest presence on the Board.
In another demonstration of the Northwest’s engagement with the nationwide credit union Movement, Debie Keesee was elected to CUNA’s Board of Directors, joining Troy Stang, who was reelected. Fellow Northwesterner and CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel will step down from her post in 2016 as she reaches her term limit.
Debie Keesee’s contributions as 2012-2014 board chair are celebrated as Jack Fallis is seated as board chairman. Shirley Cate and Terry Belcoe complete their service. John Zmolek and Jim Lumpkin join the board.
NWCUA Board Chair Debie Keesee is urging the nation’s small credit unions to add their voices to the debate over the NCUA’s Risk-Based Capital proposal, saying that “if adopted as proposed, it will have significant negative impact on the movement, including small credit unions like yours.” Keesee, president and CEO of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union, wrote the letter on behalf of CUNA’s Small Credit Union Committee, which she chairs.
The NWCUA has offered a high-stakes Super Bowl wager to the Mountain West Credit Union Association. In the unlikely event the Broncos win Sunday, Troy Stang and Debie Keesee will treat the MWCUA to some genuine Northwest smoked salmon.
Three new members were named to the Northwest Credit Union Association’s board of directors at the Association’s annual business meeting in Portland this week. Debie Keesee of Spokane Media Federal Credit Union will serve another term as board chair.
NWCUA Board Chair Debie Keesee took part in a panel discussion about supplemental capital and its relationship to credit unions’ future growth potential during last week’s CUNA GAC, joining CUNA’s Mike Schenk, a Utah credit union regulator and a fellow credit union CEO in dispelling myths and sharing information.
Responding to rules proposed by the NCUA in September, NWCUA Board Chair Debie Keesee and BECU’s Parker Cann urged the NCUA to consider a higher asset threshold in defining small credit unions, while Pacific Crest’s Kathie Philp suggested an alternative definition for rural district.
The Hill, considered a must-read for federal lawmakers, showcased the work this week of NWCUA Board Chair Debie Keesee, publishing her op-ed piece supporting supplemental capital.
Recognizing retiring CEO John Annaloro for his 15 years of leadership was top bill at the NWCUA’s Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday afternoon. President Troy Stang officially assumed CEO duties during the meeting.