News Releases | March 2, 2022

UFCU CEO Tony Budet Elected 2022 Board Chairman of CUNA

Austin, TEXAS, March 2, 2022 — An Austin executive will now be leading a major national trade association as its Board Chairman. Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the leading trade group for credit unions in the United States, has elected UFCU CEO Tony Budet as its 2022 Board Chairman. Budet officially opened his term this week with a keynote address at CUNA’s National Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.

“Tony is a community leader and steadfast advocate who knows the importance of ensuring credit unions remain relevant to our members and future members,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We’re excited to have him leading the CUNA Board of Directors as credit unions continue to look for innovative ways to serve our members through the economic recovery and beyond.”

“The substantive impact credit unions have on the quality of life, on financial health, and in our communities is a compelling story that must be told in D.C. and our state capitals. I am deeply honored to chair the CUNA Board and look forward to collaborating with my CUNA Board colleagues, the fine CUNA team, Leagues, and, of course, credit unions to continue advancing our movement," said Budet. "It's a privilege to represent UFCU and Austin in this national leadership role, and thank you to credit unions across the country for this opportunity to serve our industry, our mission, and credit union members everywhere."

CUNA’s 2022 Board of Directors Executive Committee includes:

  • Chairman Tony Budet, CEO of University Federal Credit Union;
  • Vice Chairman Lisa Ginter, President/CEO, CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Secretary Caroline Willard, President/CEO, Cornerstone League;
  • Treasurer Pat Pierce, President/CEO, City and County Credit Union; and
  • At-Large Member Brian Best, President/CEO, GTE Financial Credit Union.

The Executive Committee Members steer CUNA throughout the year. They are supported by Directors that represent the diversity of the credit union movement across the nation. The newly elected members will serve through the 2023 Annual General Meeting. 

About UFCU
As a Member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, UFCU is passionate about changing lives and strengthening communities. With more than 346,000 Members in Central Texas and Galveston County and total assets (under management and serviced) exceeding $7.8 billion, UFCU offers a variety of products, services, and education programs to empower Members in achieving financial health. To learn more, visit UFCU.org.

About CUNA
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 120 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.

*Total Assets ($3.934 billion) + Assets Under Management by Wealth Management ($0.616 billion) + Real Estate Loans Sold with Servicing Retained ($3.229 billion)