NAFCU Board Elections

The Nominating Committee met and selected the following candidates for the 2015 slate:

SeatCandidateCity, State


Robert L. Fisher, CEO, Grow Financial FCUTampa, FL


Edmond Jordan, Volunteer, Dow Louisiana FCUPlaquemine, LA


Mark Lesnau, CEO, North Carolina Community FCUGoldsboro, NC


James F. Quinn, Volunteer, Pentagon FCUAlexandria, VA


Debra Schwartz, CEO, Mission FCU*San Diego, CA


Issa E. Stephan, CEO, First Financial FCUWall, NJ

Region I

Gary Easterling, CEO, United FCUSt. Joseph, MI

* Incumbent

There are THREE vacancies in 2015: two (2) for At-Large and one (1) for Region I.

The candidates above constitute the slate for the nominating ballot, which will be emailed to NAFCU members on March 2, 2015.

Additional candidates can also be placed onto the official ballot by receiving five (5) write-in nominations.

Board of Directors 2015 Election Schedule

January 5

Election announcement email/letter to all member chairs, with a copy to the credit union's president/CEO/manager.

January 26

Deadline for candidate applications to be sent to the Nominating Committee.

February 9

Nominating Committee deadline for selecting slate of candidates.

March 2

Nominating ballots sent (at-large & regional); sent to president/CEO/manager.

March 16

Deadline for return of nominating ballots with write-ins (if applicable). Nominated candidates are notified.

March 21

Deadline for candidates to notify NAFCU secretary of his/her willingness to serve.

April 6

Official ballots sent (at-large & regional); sent to president/CEO/manager.

May 4

Deadline for return of official ballots.

May 11

Elected (and non-elected) candidates notified within five business days of the NAFCU secretary receiving the official results from the election teller.

May 18

Elections certified within seven calendar days of notification of candidates.

June 23

Official announcement of election results at annual business meeting held during NAFCU's 48th Annual Conference & Solutions Expo in Montréal, Québec, June 23 – 26, 2015.

For more information, please contact:
Leann Obermeier, Executive Assistant
(703) 842-2239 or