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We believe a lively democratic process is essential for a healthy Cooperative.  And since we’re a Cooperative just like your credit union is, CU*Answers is walking the talk with our owners.

On this site you can meet the candidates vying to fill a spot on the CU*Answers Board of Directors.  This year’s election will take place at the Stockholders Meeting on June 19, 2019 but you can cast your vote early by participating in e-voting (learn more).

Check out this year’s candidates.  Read their story about how they plan to contribute on the Board and represent you as an owner.  While you are here, read up on the election rules and find out more about how you can put your hat in the ring next year to serve on the Board!

CU*Answers Announces Start of Election 2019

Each year the 100% credit union-owned CUSO holds an annual election for opportunities to run for a seat on their Board of Directors. The CUSO has officially opened voting for their 2019 Annual Board of Director’s Election, that will occur on Wednesday, June 19th. The meeting will take place at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan in conjunction with their annual Leadership Conference.

Currently, the CUSO has 135 Stockowners that are eligible to participate in this year’s election via the online voting tool Simply Voting. Votes can still be mailed in or cast at the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee stopped accepting nominations from owners for service on the CU*Answers Board of Directors as of March 31, 2019.

For full details on the nomination process and the ballot for the 2019 election please visit http://elections.cuanswers.com

For full details on the nomination process, please visit http://elections.cuanswers.com

About CU*Answers, Inc.

CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded in 1970, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 2 million members and $21.5 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit www.cuanswers.com.

Make sure to check out the information on the candidates! (Links below)

Linda Bodie
Jeff Jorgensen

Call to Nominations for the 2019 Board of Directors Election

Each year the 100% credit union-owned CUSO holds an annual election for opportunities to run for a seat on their Board of Directors. The CUSO has officially opened the nomination process for their 2019 Annual Stockholder Election, that will occur on Wednesday, June 19th. The meeting will take place at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan in conjunction with their annual Leadership Conference.

Currently, the CUSO has 136 Stock owners that are eligible to participate in this year’s election. The Nominating Committee will accept nominations from owners for service on the CU*Answers Board of Directors until March 31, 2019. The nominating committee will present candidates to the Board at least 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting. After the Board Meeting, a notice will be sent to all owner credit unions with a sample ballot to be used at the Annual Meeting.

CU*Answers Announces Start of Election 2018

Each year the 100% credit union-owned CUSO holds an annual election for opportunities to run for a seat on their Board of Directors. The CUSO has officially opened voting for their 2018 Annual Stockholder Election, that will occur on Wednesday, June 27th. The meeting will take place at the JW Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan in conjunction with their annual Leadership Conference.
Currently, the CUSO has 132 Stockowners that are eligible to participate in this year’s election via the online voting tool Simply Voting. Votes can still be mailed in or cast at the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee stopped accepting nominations from owners for service on the CU*Answers Board of Directors as of March 31, 2018.

For full details on the nomination process and the ballot for the 2018 election please visit http://elections.cuanswers.com

About CU*Answers, Inc.
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 1.9 million members and $19 billion in credit union assets.

Make sure to check out the information on the candidates! (Links below)

Scott McFarland
Tom Gryp
Kris Lewis

The 2018 Nominations are Closed

Per our Board Member Handbook, this is the official notification that the period for receiving nominations to fill seats on the CU*Answers Board of Directors has closed as of March 31, 2018.

Voting Electronically
Once again, we will be offering an electronic voting option for the 2018 CU*Answers Board of Directors election on June 27, 2018, using the Simply Voting tool (simplyvoting.com). The ballot will be sent to all owners during the week of May 1, 2018.

Remember that paper ballots will also be available at the meeting in June, and any owner can choose to wait and cast their vote via paper at the meeting on June 27th.

2018 Nominations are Officially Open!

The Nominating Committee will accept nominations from owners for service on the CU*Answers Board of Directors until March 31, 2017.  The nominating committee will present candidates to the Board at least 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting. After the Board Meeting, a notice will be sent to all owner credit unions with a sample ballot to be used at the Annual Meeting.

More information below

Memo from Randy Karnes to CU*Answers Stockholders

A Call to Nominations

2018 Board Handbook

2017 Nominations are in!

Per our Board Member Handbook, this is the official notification that the period for receiving nominations to fill seats on the CU*Answers Board of Directors has closed as of March 31, 2017.

 Voting Electronically

Once again, we will be offering an electronic voting option for the 2017 CU*Answers Board of Directors election on June 21, 2017, using the Simply Voting tool (simplyvoting.com).  The ballot will be sent to all owners during the week of May 1, 2017.

This year all owners will receive an email from CUAnswers.SimplyVoting.com with an electronic ballot.

Owners who elect not to cast their vote electronically can obtain a hard copy of the ballot here.

Remember that paper ballots will also be available at the meeting in June, and any owner can choose to wait and cast their vote via paper at the meeting on June 21st.

2017 Nominations are Officially Open

As of February 1, 2017:

The Nominating Committee will accept nominations from owners for service on the CU*Answers Board of Directors until March 31, 2017.  The nominating committee will present candidates to the Board at least 60 days prior to the Annual Meeting. After the Board Meeting, a notice will be sent to all owner credit unions with a sample ballot to be used at the Annual Meeting.

More information below:

Memo from Randy Karnes to CU*Answers Stockholders

A Call to Nominations

2017 Board Handbook

And the winners are…

Congratulations to incumbent Linda Bodie, CEO of Element FCU in Charleston, West Virginia; incumbent Jeff Jorgensen, CEO of Sioux Empire FCU in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and newcomer Tom Gryp, President/CEO of Notre Dame FCU in Notre Dame, Indiana.  All were elected to serve a three-year term on the CU*Answers Board of Directors, at the 2016 Annual Stockholders meeting held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

A sincere thank you to all of the candidates in this year’s race.  It was a true testament to the power of ownership to see such dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers vie for a spot on our Board.  Ownership is real at CU*Answers, thanks to the participation of ALL of its owners!

The nominations are in…getting ready for the 2016 election

Per our Board Member Handbook, this is official notification that the period for receiving nominations to fill seats on the CU*Answers Board of Directors has closed as of March 31, 2016, and the CU*Answers Board of Directors has met to set the final ballot for this year’s election.  Ballots will be sent to all owners during the week of May 2, 2016.

Voting Electronically

Once again we will be offering an electronic voting option for the 2016 CU*Answers Board of Directors election on June 22, 2016, using the Simply Voting tool (simplyvoting.com).  The ballot will be sent to all owners during the week of May 2, 2016.

  • This year all owners will receive an email from SimplyVoting.com with an electronic ballot.
  • Owners who elect not to cast their vote electronically can obtain a hard copy of the ballot here.
  • Even if you want to wait until the Stockholder’s meeting to vote, if there is a chance you won’t make the meeting, please plan to vote electronically anyway. You can always change your vote at the meeting!  (Last one in supersedes any previous ballots you cast).

We Need Your Vote!

Along with your ballot you’ll also receive the official invitation to the 2016 CU*Answers Leadership Conference and Golf Outing.  We would of course love to see you at this year’s events, but whether or not you are not able to attend, we will still need your vote.

Please mark your calendar to watch for the ballot mailing, and make sure your voice is heard at this year’s election!

Nominations are Officially Open!

On February 2, 2016, clients were notified of the official call for nominations of candidates to be placed on the ballot for the June CU*Answers Board of Directors election.  The packet, which was mailed to credit union CEOs, included these items:

Memo from Randy Karnes to CU*Answers Stockholders

Copy of memo from Dean Wilson to CU*Answers Stockholders (sent Sept. 2015)

A Call to Nominations

2016 Board Handbook