"We look forward to working with Ed in his second term on our board. His 30+ years of financial experience and his enthusiasm for CUNA are great assets for the credit union movement," said Bill Cheney, president/CEO, CUNA.
Williams will begin his three-year term on February 28, 2011. Williams will represent District 1, Class A credit unions, which is comprised of credit unions that have less than 21,000 natural person members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
More than 90 percent of America's credit unions are affiliated with CUNA, a national trade association that serves credit unions through legislative and regulatory advocacy, among a number of other services.
In addition to CUNA, Williams serves on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation and as the vice president of the Schuylkill Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. Beyond financial leadership roles, he is also active in his community and serves on the board of directors for the Greater Berks Food Bank.
With more than 30 years of financial industry experience, Williams holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and is a CPA.
About Discovery Federal Credit Union
Discovery Federal Credit Union was founded in 1959 and serves the Greater Reading and Berks County region. While continuously growing in size, membership and capability, Discovery has maintained an unwavering value-driven, member-focused passion to help its members achieve financial success and prosperity. Discovery is dedicated to excellent member service, premium products and services, integrity and personal attention to every member. For more information on Discovery, please visit www.discoveryfcu.org or call 610.372.8010.
CUNA (Credit Union National Association)