NASCUS President/CEO Mary Martha Fortney Meets with New CUNA CEO Jim Nussle

October 17, 2014 NASCUS President and CEO Mary Martha Fortney met Friday with Jim Nussle, the new president/CEO of CUNA. Nussle was named head of the trade group on Sept. 9.

During the meeting, Fortney and Nussle discussed CUNA and NASCUS’ long history of collaboration on a variety of issues related to strengthening the state-chartered credit union system and the credit union movement in general, including supplemental capital and unrelated business income tax. The two also discussed the 10 years that CUNA and NASCUS have worked together on BSA and also reminisced about their time together on Capitol Hill, when Fortney’s member of Congress and Nussle both served on the House Banking Committee.

“I provided Jim with an overview of NASCUS and its important and unique position in the credit union movement,” Fortney said. “NASCUS looks forward to working with him in the coming months on issues critical to the credit union system.”

After 22 years with NASCUS and 11 as president and CEO, Fortney is approaching her retirement from the Association. Lucy Ito, executive vice president and chief operations officer with the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, has been named to replace Fortney; she will begin her position with NASCUS on Nov. 1.


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