March 16, 2022

2022 NAFCU Board elections now open

NAFCU logoToday, NAFCU’s 2022 board election cycle opens with several director positions available. NAFCU's regional board positions reflect the NCUA's restructuring of its regional offices. An email to NAFCU members today will include information on how to access the candidate application.

This year’s open director positions include:

  • At-Large, full three-year term
  • At-Large, two-year term
  • Eastern Region, full three-year term
  • Southern Region, full three-year term
  • Western Region, full three-year term
  • Western Region, one-year term

At-Large Director Jan Roche (President and CEO of State Department Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, Va.) is term-limited and is not eligible for re-election. At-Large Director Lisa Schlehuber (CEO of Elements Financial Federal Credit Union, Indianapolis, Ind.) will retire from her credit union in April and is not eligible for re-election, leaving her seat open for a two-year term.

Eastern Region Director and current Treasurer Brian Schools (President and CEO of Chartway Federal Credit Union, Virginia Beach, Va.), Southern Region Director Lonnie Nicholson (President and CEO of EECU, Fort Worth, Texas), and Western Region Director Keith Sultemeier (President and CEO of Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif.) are all running to serve another three-year term.

Current Western Region Director and Board Chair Thomas DeWitt (President and CEO of State Farm Federal Credit Union, Bloomington, Ill.) is leaving the Board in  August, with one year remaining in his current three-year term. 

There are two ways to be nominated to run for any of the six open NAFCU Board seats:

  1. Complete and submit a candidate application to the Nominating Committee
  2. By petition, obtaining at least five valid nominating ballots from NAFCU members

Candidate applications are due to the committee March 30. Nominating ballots, which will go out April 20, must be returned by May 4. Official ballots for voting in both the at-large and regional elections will be sent May 11.

The board election results will be announced at NAFCU's Annual Business Meeting, scheduled to be held virtually July 12. Learn more about the 2022 board election process and timeline here.