Board Elections

NAFCU Board Elections

The winners of the 2023 NAFCU Board of Directors elections for the At-Large Director positions are:

  • Whitney Anderson, Elements Financial FCU – Indianapolis, IN
  • Karen Harbin, Commonwealth CU – Frankfort, KY (incumbent)

Two candidates previously ran uncontested, officially winning their seats:

  • Melanie Kennedy, Southwest Financial Federal Credit Union (Farmers Branch, Texas) has won the Southern Region three-year seat; and
  • Stephanie Sherrodd, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union (Albuquerque, N.M.) has won the Western Region three-year seat.

All terms will begin after the Annual Business Meeting on June 27, 2023.

Board of Directors 2023 Election Schedule

March 1

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

March 15

Deadline for candidate applications to be sent to the Nominating Committee

March 29

Nominating Committee deadline for selecting slate of candidates.

April 5

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

April 19

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

April 24

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

April 26

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

May 10

Deadline for return of official ballots.

May 17

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


Elections certified within seven calendar days of notification of candidates.

June 27

Official announcement of election results at the Annual Business Meeting held on June 27, 2023, in Long Beach, CA.

For more information, please contact:

Leann Obermeier, Executive Assistant
(703) 842-2239 or