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Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

  • 1.  Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 18 days ago
    Hi!

    We are conducting research to learn about how other credit unions' Nominating Committees function, as well as how other credit unions recruit new Board members. If anyone is open to sharing, please let me know. I have a few quick questions about the process.

    Thanks for your time,
    Amela

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    Amela Cejvanovic
    Assistant to the President
    Veridian CU
    Waterloo IA
    319.236.5604
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  • 2.  RE: Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 18 days ago
    Several years ago we wanted to add and diversify our Board of Directors so we ask each branch manager to submit 3 members that loved the credit union and used all our products and services. From those names we formulated a list of potential prospects. We invited a large group of them and a spouse to dinner and at that point talked about the credit union and the potential to serve on the board. We had several existing Board members attend and from those dinners we were able to bring on 3 to 4 board members. We set up an advisory role and eventually moved them into full board status. My existing Chairman came from these dinners. We thought it is a good way to meet some of our best members and we ended up bringing on several good BOD’s.

    Sent from my iPhone

    Jack Click | President/CEO
    ACU of Texas | League City Corporate
    Phone 409.942.1510 | JClick@acutx.org




  • 3.  RE: Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 14 days ago
    Our Chairman of the Board developed a Volunteer Advisory Board that develops possible Board members.  We post the openings on our website and also ask managers to refer members for this role.  The Volunteer Advisory Board members attend one meeting per quarter and also participate in our Strategic Planning meeting.  They have no voting rights but this process helps the member to determine if they would like to serve in the Board role and also if the member is a good candidate for this role from the Board's perspective.  it's been very successful!  We've had circumstances where we have moved these people into to Board roles.  We've always had a diverse Board but lacked in younger adults serving and now we have a 25 year old Board member and a 30ish Board member along with an attorney.   The Volunteer Advisory Board member serves one year and then can be asked to continue for the following year (no limit).

    We've been very pleased!

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    Donna Young
    Executive Vice President
    Cornerstone Financial CU
    Nashville TN
    615.385.6866
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  • 4.  RE: Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 17 days ago
    We are fortunate to have a diverse community, so once we started actually promoting the opportunity to volunteer, the floodgates opened. I chaired the new volunteer recruit task force and we had more than 40 applications come in. It was great to be so selective re professional background, Cu usage and all other angles of diversity. We interviewed 6 candidates for 3 associate volunteer seats, but we ended up taking 5 because they were all so good. All we did was put a button on our website.

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    Sarah Cooke
    Secretary/Board
    APL FCU
    Laurel MD
    443.472.6276
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  • 5.  RE: Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 13 days ago
    Here are some of my questions:
    Thanks to those who have already replied!

    • Tell us about your nominating committee – what are they responsible for, how many members are on the committee? What is their main function? How often do they meet? Do they play a role in board recruitment?   

     

    • Can we see an example of your call for candidates for the Board?

     

    • Do you host a candidates meeting? Are there any requirements of the potential Board members to attend?           

     

    • Do you have programs that allow potential board members to gain experience before being elected? If so, can you describe how those programs work?  

     

    • How do you recruit board members?

     

    • Do you have a board succession plan? What are its components?

     

    • How do you vet Board candidates? i.e. background check, interviews etc.


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    Amela Cejvanovic
    Assistant to the President
    Veridian CU
    Waterloo IA
    319.236.5604
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  • 6.  RE: Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 12 days ago
    Great topic and super thoughtful questions.  I Chair the Supervisory Committee at Financial One Credit Union in Minneapolis and we just had our first meeting 11/5/20 to discuss almost all of these same questions.  Our COO has drafted an excellent Board Charter where we wish to add the duties and who participates into this charter.  The desired results include getting better qualified board and SC member candidates, broader diversification, and a more formal "onboarding" process.  Please feel free to call my mobile# 952-239-4689 and leave a voicemail with a number to which I can text or call.  I too am very interested in how other CUs post potential director and member (SC) positions on your website and how you handle the respondents.



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    Hersse Acevedo
    Manager
    USALLIANCE Financial
    Rye NY
    914.921.0500
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  • 7.  RE: Nominating Committee and Board Recruitment Processes

    Posted 12 days ago
    The above posting #6, shows the wrong person responding.  Please mark this comment being from:  Don Mosher SC Chair Financial One CU, Columbia Heights (Minneapolis), MN mobile# 952-239-4689.​

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    Hersse Acevedo
    Manager
    USALLIANCE Financial
    Rye NY
    914.921.0500
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