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

News about e-Voting

This year we’re again offering an e-voting option.  If you won’t be able to make the Stockholders Meeting in June, you can still vote via proxy, either by mailing your ballot (as before) or by voting electronically!  Check out the Election Rules page for more details.

Call to Nominations for the 2016 Election

On September 23, 2015, a memo was sent to CU*Answers Stockholders from Dean Wilson, CU*Answers Board Member and 2015 Nominating Committee Chair.  In that memo we explained that because of the results from the 2015 bylaws election, it was necessary for Chris Butler to resign from the Board of Directors effective October 2015.  According to the “Appointing Directors to Fill Unexpired Terms” procedures in our Board Handbook, because Chris Butler’s remaining term was more than 12 months this board seat will be filled at the 2016 Annual Stockholders Meeting on June 22, 2016.

Therefore the 2016 election will include filling three (3) open seats on the Board of Directors.  Per Board procedure, at the October Board meeting the 2016 Nominating Committee was established, consisting of Vickie Schmitzer, Don Mills, and Dean Wilson (Chair).  Based on the procedures outlined in the handbook, interested candidates should submit their application to serve on CU*Answers’ Board of Directors to the Nominating Committee.

Refer to the Call to Nominations flyer for instructions.

Candidates who are selected to be on the ballot will be contacted and asked to provide electronic copies of their letter of intent and resume as well as a photo and candidate message to be posted on the Board Elections website.

Welcome Owners!


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 17, 2020 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!

2016 Election Timeline

January Board meeting (28th) through March 31

  • Nominations accepted to fill three (3) open Board seats starting October 1, 2016

First week of April

  • Stockholders notified that nominations are closed, preliminary news about the election announced
  • Candidates contacted by Nominating Committee, information gathered for the campaign website

April Board meeting (28th)

  • Board of Directors officially approves the ballot

First week of May

  • 2016 stockholder meeting invitation, ballot, and previous year minutes sent to all owners

June 17

  • Deadline for all proxy votes (electronic and paper) to be received

June 22

  • Official Board election; votes tallied and winners announced to attendees

Last week of June

  • New Board members announced to all clients and press

Results of the 2015 Bylaws Changes Vote

The 2015 election included a proposal to adjust the organization’s bylaws, including changes to streamline electronic notification and voting procedures, new language to comply with NCUA Rule 712.3 (“The CUSO Rule”), and a change to broaden the pool of candidates eligible for the CU*Answers Board.

After tallying the votes during the Annual Stockholders Meeting on June 17, 2015, the first two proposed changes (electronic voting procedures and the CUSO rule) were passed.  However, although voter turnout was excellent, the third change (broadening the rules for candidate eligibility) was not approved by the necessary margin (two-thirds of all shareholders eligible to vote).

Read the memo from Dean Wilson to CU*Answers Stockholders sent September 23, 2015