More than 370 Credit Union Professionals Gather at Annual Meeting & Convention
PHOENIX, Az. & Denver, Co. (May 6, 2021) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) released its annual report to association members and disclosed financial reporting for the year ending December 31, 2020 at its annual business meeting May 6. The meeting was conducted during the Association’s first-ever hybrid annual meeting and convention happening in-person at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, AZ, and virtually on an interactive online platform. The annual business meeting was live cast to those members participating on the virtual platform.
The hybrid annual meeting and convention includes more than 370 conference attendees representing 55 credit unions from across the Association’s three state region, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. The Association holds its annual business meeting as part of the convention. Voting members are updated and receive the Association’s Annual Report, released at the meeting.
“The past year forced us to shift in all sorts of ways,” said Todd Marksberry, the Association’s Board Chair and President and CEO of Canvas Credit Union in Lone Tree, CO. “But because the Association is driven by the same principles as our membership, collectively, we found ways to continue to serve our members while being mindful of safety, as well as fiscal priorities. I’m happy to say I believe that the best is yet to come.”
The Association used the challenge of the past year to clarify its mission and vision to be a leader in engaged advocacy, operational resources, and professional development while protecting, promoting, and perpetuating the credit union movement in the region. The pandemic served as an opportunity to demonstrate value by advocating across multiple platforms on behalf of the tremendous work credit unions do to serve their members, employees, and communities. The hybrid annual meeting and convention is a great example.
“Gathering together for the first time in two years is exciting,” said Scott Earl, President and CEO of MWCUA. “The hybrid approach we took this year allows for both in-person and online collaboration, while demonstrating value to our members as we offer a full program of speakers and sessions to help them better serve their members.”
Association Board Officers Announced
The Association Board also announced it has elected officers for the coming year. Continuing his service as Chairman of the Board is Todd Marksberry, President and CEO of Canvas Credit Union in Lone Tree, CO. Jay Curtis, President and CEO of First Credit Union in Phoenix, AZ, will serve as Vice-Chairman. Greg Mills, President and CEO of Aventa Credit Union in Colorado Springs, CO will serve as Treasurer. Stephanie Teubner, President and CEO of Blue Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, WY will serve as Secretary.
About the Mountain West Credit Union Association
The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional trade association representing 119 member credit unions, 4 million credit union members and $58 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education and training, public affairs, regulatory and compliance services, and strategic partnerships. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua, Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua and Instagram at instagram.com/mwcua. To learn more visit mwcua.com.