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ALBANY, N.Y. – The election results for the New York Credit Union Association’s board of directors were announced during NYCUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention, held earlier this month at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York. One seat was up for election in the category for credit unions with up to $25 million in assets; one seat was up for election in the $25 million-$100 million asset category; and two seats were up for election in the more than $100 million category.

The following directors were elected to a three-year term on the Association’s board:

  • Barbara Dillon, manager and CEO of SUNY Geneseo FCU, in the asset category for credit unions with up to $25 million in assets;
  • Marie Betti, CEO and treasurer of Western New York FCU, in the category for credit unions with $25 million-$100 million in assets;
  • Frank DeGraw, president and CEO of Sunmark FCU, in the category for credit unions with more than $100 million in assets; and
  • Tony Rohrmeier, executive vice president and chief operations officer of Hudson Valley FCU, in the category for credit unions with more than $100 million in assets.

Additionally, Betti was named the Association’s new board chair.

“It’s an honor to be named the New York Credit Union Association’s board chair,” said Betti. “For 100 years, this association has served as the strong, united voice of the New York credit union movement, and the board of directors has been there to provide guidance and oversight every step of the way. As chairwoman, I’m extraordinarily proud to continue this tradition.”

She has served on the board since 2007 and previously held the positions of board secretary, board treasurer and vice chair.

“Marie has been a steadying, guiding voice during her tenure on our board, and it’s a privilege to have her now serving as chairwoman,” said NYCUA President and CEO William J. Mellin. “Her many years of leadership experience—at both her own credit union and on our board—will no doubt prove to be a tremendous asset to the New York credit union movement.”

In addition to her work on the board of directors, Betti serves on NYCUA’s audit, governmental affairs and executive committees. She is also president of NYCUA’s Erie-Niagara Chapter and oversees credit union political fundraising as a CULAC/CUPAC trustee.

Ann Hynes, president and CEO of SPX FCU, was named vice chair; Robyn Young, CEO of Great Erie FCU, was named treasurer; and John C. Gibardi, president and CEO of Entertainment Industries FCU was named secretary.

Rounding out the 11-member board are: Mark Pfisterer, president and CEO of AmeriCU Credit Union; Laurie Baker, senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Summit FCU; Vicky Burdick, manager and CEO of Jamestown Area Community FCU; and Michael Tobler, board member of Albany Firemen’s FCU.

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 $83 billion in assets and serve 5.8 million members. To learn more about NYCUA, visit www.nycua.org. To find a credit union or learn more about the credit union movement, visit www.asmarterchoice.org.