William J. Mellin
President/Chief Executive Officer
William J. Mellin is the president and chief executive officer of the New York Credit Union Association. He is responsible for overseeing the Association and its affiliated entities, including OwnersChoice Funding, UsNet and the New York Credit Union Foundation.
He also serves on the board of directors for the League InfoSight Corporation, and he previously served on the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and Credit Union Service Corporation boards.
Prior to being appointed CEO, William was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of OwnersChoice Funding.
A native of New York, William grew up in the New York City metropolitan area. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts.
Ronald D. McLean
SVP, Chief Engagement Officer
Ron McLean is the senior vice president and Chief Engagement Officer of the New York Credit Union Association. In this role, he leads the credit union relations team and manages the organization's relationship with its members, chapters and strategic business partners.
He joined the New York Credit Union Association in 1994 and previously served as vice president in the Association's executive office, assisting the president/CEO in executing the goals and objectives of the Association and its affiliates. Prior to his appointment to Chief Engagement Officer, Ron served as Chief Marketing Officer of the Association.
Ron began his career at State Street Bank & Trust in Quincy, Massachusetts, and later joined Putnam Investments in Boston. He graduated from Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his M.B.A. from the College of Saint Rose.
Edward W. Kovalefsky
Chief Financial Officer
Edward W. Kovalefsky is the Chief Financial Officer of the New York Credit Union Association & Affiliates. He is responsible for overseeing the finances—including the accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and audits—of the Association and its affiliated entities, which include OwnersChoice Funding, UsNet and the New York Credit Union Foundation.
Ed joined the Association as CFO in 1993. He went on to hold the roles of Chief Business Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President before being renamed CFO in 2018. Prior to joining the Association, Ed was a partner with a regional public accounting firm and the vice president/controller of a publicly traded insurance company. During his career, Ed has been actively involved in supporting various civic and not-for-profit organizations. He currently serves as chairman of the La Salle Institute board of trustees.
Ed graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Henry Meier, Esq.
As General Counsel for the New York Credit Union Association, Henry is actively involved in all legislative, regulatory and legal issues impacting New York credit unions. He also acts as Counsel to OwnersChoice Funding, a mortgage banking company that services and underwrites loans on behalf of credit unions.
Before joining the Association in 2006, Henry served as a counsel to the New York State Assembly Republican Conference for seven years. There, he analyzed proposed banking legislation and briefed Assembly members on their intricacies and potential implications.
Henry is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and Hofstra University’s School of Law in New York. A member of the New York and Supreme Court bars, Henry has been quoted in Wall Street Journal Law Blog, the New York Law Journal, Credit Union Journal and Credit Union Times.
Born and raised on Long Island, he now lives in the Albany-area with his wife and two children.