CDCU Figure To Head NCUA’s Office Of Small CUs

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – NCUA announced this morning that Bill Myers, a pioneer in the community development movement and founder of New York’s Alternatives FCU, will head its Office of Small CUs, which is tasked with assisting CDCUs.

Myers, who chartered the Ithaca, N.Y., CDCU in 1979, retired from the credit union in 2008 and recently worked as a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute, where he also consulted on credit union economic development, community opportunity, and strategic planning. Additionally, he has served on the boards of the CheckSpring Bank Corporation and the State of New York Mortgage Authority. He most recently served as interim CEO at another prominent CDCU, Santa Cruz (California) Community CU.

 “Bill Myers is nationally recognized for his exceptional and creative work supporting small credit unions throughout the country,” said NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz. “His extensive knowledge of issues affecting small credit unions, proven expertise in community development, and demonstrated strategic leadership skills make him the ideal candidate to lead this office.”


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