Charting a Course for Excellence: CUES Announces Board Officers 

MADISON, Wis.—CUES is pleased to announce the appointment of new board officers. This dynamic roster of visionary leaders will play a crucial role in ensuring CUES continues its growth and success, operating in the best interest of its members and the movement. 
Richard R. Romero, President & CEO, Seattle Credit Union, accepted a three-year appointment as board chair, after previously serving as vice-chair. 

The remaining board officers have accepted annual appointments as:  

  • Vice Chair — Mark L. Robnett, CCE, President & CEO, Justice Federal Credit Union
  • Treasurer — Gerry Agnes, CPA, CIE, President/CEO, Elevations CU
  • Secretary — Jennifer Binkley-Heiting, CEO, Altura CU

Special recognition goes out to Kelly Marshall, CCE, CCD, ICD.D, CEO, Summerland Credit Union, immediate past chair and current CUES board member. 

“Kelly joined the CUES board in 2016 and was appointed board chair in 2020. He led CUES through some of the most challenging times the organization has faced—including successfully navigating us through the COVID-19 pandemic, displaying strong leadership as we all mourned the loss of President/CEO John Pembroke, and providing steady guidance during the search for a new leader,” said Richard Romero.

In addition to Marshall, the following leaders continue to serve on the CUES board: Deonne Christensen, President/CEO, Mazuma Credit Union; Tiffany Ford, CEO, UMCU; Jim Hayes, CIE, President/CEO, State Department FCU; and Stephanie Teubner, CSE, CEO, Blue Federal Credit Union.

"The diverse expertise and unwavering commitment of this board align perfectly with our mission, ensuring that together, we will continue to navigate challenges, inspire growth, and drive CUES to new heights of excellence," said Heather McKissick, CUES CEO.  “As I look ahead to the next year—my first full year leading CUES—I'm excited and grateful to have a group of strong, smart individuals on the board to help propel CUES into the next era."

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CUES is the leading talent development solutions provider for credit unions in North America. We educate, develop and support credit union CEOs, executives, directors, and emerging leaders through partnerships with premier business schools, live and online events, digital learning, networking, and premium content. With over 49,000 members and growing, we measure success one leader at a time.

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