For Immediate Release
June 23, 2020
Contact: R.J. Tamburri, NYCUA Communications Director
(800) 342-9835, ext. 8101 | rj.tamburri@nycua.org

 

ALBANY, N.Y. – 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.

About the New York Credit Union Association:
For more than 100 years, the New York Credit Union Association has served as the trade association for the state’s credit unions, which collectively hold more than $89 billion in assets and serve 6 million members. NYCUA advances the credit union movement by advocating, educating, uniting and supporting the interests of all New York credit unions. To learn more about NYCUA, visit www.nycua.org. To find a credit union or learn more about the credit union movement, visit www.yourmoneyfurther.com.