Elliott elected to Credit Union National Association Board of Directors

Posted January 30, 2017    

Charles Elliott, CLE, CUDE, Mississippi Credit Union Association President/CEO, was elected by acclamation to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) board of directors for a three-year term.  CUNA is the largest national trade association in the United States serving America's credit unions. Elliott will take office upon the adjournment of CUNA's Annual General Meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.

Elliott began his credit union career as a League Consultant in January 1980.  He later held the positions of Director of Education/Public Relations, Director of Consulting Services, and Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Credit Union League and League Services Corporation.  Charles was appointed President/CEO of the Mississippi Credit Union Association in January 1989.

Charles graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business/Management from Mississippi State University.  He is a Certified League Executive (CLE) and a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE).  He has served on the Executive Committee of the National Youth Involvement Board (NYIB) and many Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) committees.  He has also served as chairman of the Credit Union House Board of Directors, and as president of the Mississippi Society of Association Executives (MSAE).  He currently serves on the CUNA Volunteer Leadership Committee, the AACUL Political Involvement & Grassroots Committee and the MSAE Board of Directors.

Mississippi Senator Trent Lott appointed Charles as a delegate to President Clinton’s Summit on Retirement Savings in 1998.  He was also appointed as a delegate to President Bush’s Savers’ Summit in 2002.

In September of 2005, on behalf of the Credit Union National Association, Charles provided his testimony to the members of Congress on the House Financial Services Subcommittee regarding financial institutions response to Hurricane Katrina.  In February of 2006, he received the National Credit Union Foundation’s Anchor Award for his “extraordinary strength and perseverance in helping credit unions recover from the worst natural disaster in American history.”  He has made dozens of presentations to credit union organizations across the country regarding Hurricane Katrina and disaster preparedness.

In January of 2006, Charles received a President’s Award from the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL).  In 2008, he was inducted to the Credit Union House “Hall of Leaders.”

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About the Mississippi Credit Union Association
The Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA) is the state trade association for 78 credit unions in Mississippi, which are owned by more than 600,000 member-owners. MSCUA advances their mission of Advocating Mississippi Credit Unions’ Success by being a premier source of advocacy, collaboration & knowledge for their members.  For more information on MSCUA, visit www.mscua.com.  For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org.

About the Credit Union National Association

With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves America's credit unions, which are owned by more than 100 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information about CUNA, visit www.cuna.org or follow @CUNA on Twitter. For more information about credit unions, visit www.aSmarterChoice.org and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.



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