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Election Results and Our New Board

May 26, 2017

We are thrilled to share our Board election results with you. This year's election was particularly unique because we opened up our board membership to not just credit union CEOs, but any senior level credit union employee, allowing dozens of individuals to run who would not have been able to before. Five individuals ran for four open positions, and the results were announced at our Annual Meeting on May 18th. 

The election results for the four open board slots are: Stephanie Tuebner, CEO of Blue FCU (incumbent) Mark Uden, CEO of Mutual First FCU, (incumbent) Terry Laudick (CEO of Nusenda CU (incumbent) Tessa Bonfante, COO of Denver Community CU Please join us in sending a warm welcome to Tessa Bonfante as our new board member! Let's learn more about her.

Tessa Bonfante has served as Chief Operations Officer of Denver Community Credit Union since 2007. Denver Community is a progressive community credit union serving the people of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties. During her tenure, Denver Community has grown in asset size by almost 50%, from $204 million to $304 million. In 2016, Denver Community was recognized as one of the Best Credit Unions to Work For by the Best Companies Group. Also in 2016, Mountain West Credit Union Foundation awarded Denver Community with Credit Union of the Year. Tessa holds a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management and has over 25 years credit union experience across multiple areas including strategic planning, branch operations, compliance, consumer lending, business lending, marketing, and community outreach. Throughout Tessa™s career she remains rooted to credit union principles that embody the credit union difference and believes integrity is the most important leadership quality. As a devoted credit union and community enthusiast, Tessa served on the MWCUA chapter board and Golden Triangle Steering Committee and currently serves on the CU Direct Connect Master Committee, Credit Union Lending Source Board of Managers, and Grandview High School PTO Board. Our Board also includes: Mike Williams, CEO of Colorado CU Keith Cowling, CEO of Credit Union of Denver Scott McNeil, CEO of Foothills CU Congrats, Tessa!

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