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Gavel of Leadership Passed During Cooperative Credit Union Association’s Annual Meeting

Posted On 10/21/2019
UNCASVILLE, CONNECTICUT (October 20, 2019) - The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) conducted its 2019 Annual Meeting last week during which the board’s gavel of leadership was passed to a new chairman, Ronald Covey, Jr., president/CEO of St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester, New Hampshire. Covey accepted the gavel from departing board chair Ellen Ford, president/CEO of People’s Credit Union in Middletown, Rhode Island.
Ron Covey, President/CEO of St. Mary's Bank

The board also saw three other changes within its ranks. Roland “Ron” Draper, president/CEO of Sommerville Employees Credit Union was named vice chair and David Suvall, president/CEO of Rhode Island Credit Union, board secretary. Jerry King, president/CEO of DEXSTA Federal Credit Union will continue to serve as treasurer.
Newly elected Fred Reinhardt, president/CEO of Greenwood Credit Union, joined the board to begin a three-year term, filling the seat vacated by Ford who completed her term on the board.
Remaining board members include Eileen Danahey, president/CEO of St. Anne's Credit Union of Fall River; Anabela Grenier, president/CEO of Pioneer Valley Federal Credit Union; Brian Hughes, president/CEO of Holy Rosary Credit Union; John O’Brien, president/CEO of Leominster Credit Union; Chaz Rzewnicki, president/CEO of Dover Federal Credit Union; and John (Bernie) Winne, president/CEO of Boston Firefighters Credit Union.
CCUA’s Annual Meeting capped the association’s convention and trade show at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The three-day gathering, attended by more than 650 credit union and industry professionals, showcased exhibitors from throughout New England and the U.S., as well as educational sessions devoted to current issues and trends facing the industry, and motivational general-assembly presentations highlighted by the New England Patriot’s three-time Super Bowl Champion Matt Light.
About the Cooperative Credit Union Association
The Cooperative Credit Union Association is a regional trade organization serving as the voice for nearly 200-member credit unions primarily located in the States of Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. CCUA member credit unions hold combined assets in excess of $45 billion and serve a collective membership base of more than 2.3 million consumers. It’s on behalf of these member credit unions that CCUA advocates before Congress and state legislatures, regulatory bodies and to the general public through its Better Values—Better Banking consumer awareness campaign. In addition to advocacy, CCUA also engages its member credit unions with an array of industry resources, from compliance assets and marketing support to vetted products and service providers; educational workshops and conferences; and, a variety of communications, from a daily e-newsletter to educational video programs. For more information, visit

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