Two new directors have been appointed to the New York Credit Union Association’s board of directors.

Maggie Pope, CEO/manager of Peru Federal Credit Union in Peru, New York, was elected to a three-year term by NYCUA’s membership. Pope was elected in the asset tier for credit unions with up to $25 million in assets.

Eric Hepkins, CEO of Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union in Lockport, New York, was appointed by the NYCUA board of directors to fill a vacant seat in the asset tier for credit unions with more than $100 million in assets. Hepkins’ term will last for one year, at which point he will have the opportunity to run for a full three-year term.

“Both Maggie and Eric are exceptional credit union leaders with an undeniable dedication to our statewide movement,” said NYCUA President/CEO William J. Mellin. “Maggie and Eric’s experience will make our board, our association and New York’s credit unions stronger. I look forward to working with them to advance our mission and the entire statewide credit union movement.”

Additionally, the following directors were appointed by the board to serve one-year terms as officers:

  • Chair: Ann Hynes, CEO of SPX Federal Credit Union in Rochester;
  • Vice Chair: Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie Federal Credit Union in Orchard Park;
  • Treasurer: Tony Rohrmeier, EVP & COO of Hudson Valley Credit Union in Poughkeepsie; and
  • Secretary: John C. Gibardi, president/CEO of Entertainment Industries Federal Credit Union in Brooklyn.

Rounding out the board are: Laurie Baker, CEO of The Summit Federal Credit Union in Rochester; Marie Betti, CEO/treasurer of Western New York Federal Credit Union in West Seneca; Vicky Burdick, manager/CEO of Jamestown Area Federal Credit Union in Jamestown; Frank DeGraw, president/CEO of Sunmark Credit Union in Latham; and Mark Welshoff, president/CEO of O&R Utilities Employees Federal Credit Union in Monroe.