Convention Coverage: NJCUL Holds Annual Business Meeting; Election Results Announced

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – On Tuesday morning, at the close of its Convention, the New Jersey Credit Union League held its 83rd Annual Meeting, which included reports from the Board of Directors as well as Board election results.

Chairman Andrew Jaeger took to the podium, recognizing the efforts of the League and President/CEO David Frankil, who took the helm in the summer of 2016. Under his leadership, the League navigated the uncertainty surrounding the new “optionality” for league/CUNA membership, said Jaeger, and the League’s affiliation came out strong.

Acknowledging special guests that joined the League for its Annual Meeting and Convention, Jaeger thanked the representatives from CUNA, CUNA Mutual Group, and Alloya Corporate FCU for their presence and support.

NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil continued sharing positive messages and highlighting the League’s focus on advocacy and awareness in the state.

Jaeger reported that Linda McFadden, President/CEO of XCEL FCU and Treasurer for the NJCUL Board, had retired from her position at XCEL FCU. He recognized her years of dedicated service to the board and the industry as a whole.

NJCUL Election Committee Chair, Tracy Sussmann, then announced the results of the 2017 Board election. David Ardire, President/CEO of Campbell Employees FCU, ran uncontested and will continue to serve in Tier C (At-Large). Dawn Brockup, President/CEO of West Orange Municipal FCU, ran uncontested and joins the Board in Tier A (under $44,406,110 in assets).

Sussmann reported that McFadden’s retirement caused a vacancy on the board as she was certified to have received sufficient votes, in the current election cycle, to be re-elected to her Board seat in Tier B ($44,406,110 and over in assets). After reviewing the Nomination and Election Rules, the Committee concluded that Ernest Huggard, CFO of South Jersey FCU, as the second place finisher, is the candidate who should be forwarded by the Election Committee to fill the vacant Tier B Board Director seat; upon verification of his current eligibility.

Jaeger then presented a plaque to Christina Olender, who has reached her term limit on the board, honoring her nine years of service on the Board and to the credit union movement.

Gail Marino, Bay Atlantic FCU President/CEO, was announced as the winner of the grand prize that was drawn at the close of the meeting.

Look for more photos from this year’s Convention on the League’s Facebook page.