On Friday, CUNA closed nomination for its eight open board seats beginning in 2013. Credit unions in Alabama and Florida fall in District 3. There was one seat available for District 3, it was a Class B seat which represents credit unions with 23,000 to 85,999 members. Listerhill Credit Union CEO Brad Green was nominated and won the Class B, District 3 seat. He will join the CUNA board following its Annual Meeting at the CUNA GAC Feb. 25, 2013. Green takes over the seat previously held by floridacentral Credit Union CEO Laida Garcia. She was term limited out and could not run again.
Listerhill Credit Union, based in Muscle Shoals, AL, is one of the most progressive credit unions in the country. Over the past few years Listerhill has been working to bring younger members into the credit union. They have a successful branch on the campus of North Alabama that has mobile device charging stations and video game systems. The credit union has a member website,
iheartmycreditunion.org, which is an inventive way of bringing the credit union message to a whole new generation of potential members and entrepreneurs. Listerhill also has a successful internet video campaign to show the importance of credit union member business lending. Brad has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal about member business lending and he’s brought small business owners to Washington, D.C. to meet with lawmakers.
Brad and Listerhill are very active with the League. He serves on the LEVERAGE board of directors, as well as being an active member of the League’s Alabama Credit Union Legislative Action Council (ACULAC) Board of Trustees. Brad also sits on the Governmental Affairs Committee for Alabama. His credit union is active with PAC fundraising. Advocacy is a passion for Brad as he regularly attends the State GACs, the CUNA GAC and Hike the Hills. He works on the chapter level to bring lawmakers in for meet and greets and he hosts lawmaker visits, as well.