Credit Union of America Wichita KS

The CUNA Technology Council Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2010 election.

Please submit your completed ballot no later than August 5, 2010. Ballots received after this date will not be used in the final tabulation.

Thank you.


Tom Gessel, SVP/Technology Officer, TruWest Credit Union, Scottsdale, AZ
Assets: $751M # Members: 70, 300

I am excited about the opportunity to become a member of the CTC Executive Committee and collaborate with other credit unions to review and identify technologies that will benefit our organizations and memberships. As credit unions continue to evolve into increasingly sophisticated organizations, the back office must keep pace by proactively providing solutions that will enable the business to grow. I believe that by working together we can achieve this goal in the most efficient way.

Butch Leonardson (incumbent), SVP/CIO, BECU, Seattle, WA
Assets: $8.5B # Members: 650, 000

The CU industry is at an important place in the United States today. The past 3 years have demonstrated that our Country needs a vibrant banking alternative for Middle America. We can achieve faster membership growth through strong leadership in member service, product creativity and enabling technology solutions. I desire to continue my role on the CUNA Technology Council Executive Committee to help advance the performance of the CU industry.

In addition to my work with the CUNA Technology Council, I also serve on the Board of Regents at Seattle University and the Board of Trustees at Highline Medical Center. I have a BA and MBA from Seattle University.

Richard Logan, VP Information Technology, Credit Union of America, Wichita, KS
Assets: $337M # Members: 31, 100

I have over ten years of experience in IT and over seven years experience in IT Management. I am currently the Vice President of Information Technology at Credit Union of America and oversee all IT operations. I have acted as lead project manager on countless projects and developed numerous creative technology enhancements. I actively take part in the CUNA Technology Council newsgroup and respond to questions regularly. Credit Union of America is a growing CU with 341 million in assets and a very strong financial position. My technical knowledge, strong leadership skills, and good communication skills make me the perfect applicant for the technology council.

Rudy Pereira (incumbent), SVP Technology and Operations, Alliant Credit Union, Chicago, IL

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