MCUA's Beall Named President/CEO of NCBA
Beall has held leadership positions in three state credit union associations--MCUA, Maryland/District of Columbia Credit Union Association, and the North Carolina Credit Union League. He also has served with the World Council of Credit Unions.
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) "applauds the selection of Mike Beall as the new CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association," said CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney.
"I've known Mike personally for years, and I look forward to the energy and creativity he will surely bring to the position. Along with a solid record of association management experience, Mike has championed the cooperative business model at every stage of his career, and he has a deep understanding and appreciation of the model's economic and societal benefits in the U.S. and abroad," Cheney said. "We at CUNA look forward to working closely with Mike in our capacity as a member of the NCBA board and generally in the service of credit unions and other cooperative sectors."
NCBA Chairman Wilson H. Beebe said Beall's selection "was based on several key factors--his extensive experience in providing advocacy and development services to credit unions through their state, national and international associations, his familiarity with international development administration, as well as his transactional and business process experience.
"Combined with Mike's demonstrated commitment to the cooperative principles of economic self-determination, his career background made him the outstanding and unanimous choice of the board of directors to lead NCBA's revitalization of its domestic mission and the diversification of its work abroad," Beebe said.
Beall will assume the NCBA position on Nov. 16. Liz Bailey, who served as interim CEO and president during the search, will continue to serve as NCBA's vice president for public policy and domestic development, as well as executive director of the Cooperative Development Foundation.
The MCUA Executive Committee has named MCUA Chief Membership Officer Don Cohenour as interim president/CEO. Cohenour will work in transition with Beall to keep MCUA's projects and services supporting its "making credit unions grow" vision moving forward, said MCUA in a news release.