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Leadership for America’s Credit Unions Announced

Jim Nussle, who will serve as President/CEO of America’s Credit Unions beginning Jan. 1, 2024, announced the Executive Leadership Team for the new association. Nussle has appointed Jill Tomalin to serve as Executive Vice President, who will support him in leading the organization. The Executive Leadership Team is comprised of the Chief Advocacy Officer, Chief Membership & Engagement Officer, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Chief Operations Officer & Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Association Services Officer. These leaders will shape the vision of a strong, united voice for the credit union industry among policymakers in Washington, D.C., and across the country.

“America’s Credit Unions will push the boundaries of the credit union industry forward. I am excited to announce this group of leaders who will propel the new association to be a powerful advocate for our industry. This team is ready to hit the ground running to advance one, united voice. With nearly 140 million American consumers and Main Street small businesses choosing credit unions as their financial institution, we will work hard to ensure they are getting the level of service, stability and trust they need to achieve their financial goals. Our number one priority will always be the interests of our credit union members,” said Jim Nussle, future President and CEO of America’s Credit Unions.

America’s Credit Union’s Executive Leaders:

Jill Tomalin, Executive Vice President: Tomalin has more than 30 years of experience within the credit union industry, including two decades of expertise leading high performing teams, and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at CUNA. Tomalin will oversee Membership & Engagement, Communications & Marketing, Operations & Finance, and Association Services.

Carrie Hunt, Chief Advocacy Officer: In this role, Hunt will report directly to Nussle as advocacy is central to the mission of America’s Credit Unions. Hunt has 20 years of experience in consumer finance and financial services law, credit union regulations, and association lobbying, and currently serves as President and CEO of the Virginia Credit Union League.

Anthony Demangone, Chief Membership & Engagement Officer: Demangone has served the credit union industry for more than two decades and brings with him significant compliance and legal expertise. Demangone currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NAFCU and worked to transform key association functions to improve the member experience, including IT, education, marketing, member benefits, and more.

Eddie Rivera, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer: Rivera has served the credit union industry for nearly 30 years and brings a deep understanding of business operations, including the importance of collaborative relationships with external partners and internal departments. Rivera currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at CUNA.

Meghan Burris Small, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer: Small has more than a decade of experience in financial services and regulatory policy communications. Small combines her media relations expertise with data-driven insights and consumer engagement strategies to execute effective communications campaigns. Small currently serves as Vice President of Communications and Media Relations at NAFCU.

Todd Spiczenski, Chief Association Services Officer: Spiczenski has more than 30 years of experience in credit union member services. Spiczenski is passionate about building strong partnerships and implementing offerings that help individuals’ professional development, strengthen teams’ performances and enhance credit unions’ operations. Spiczenski currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Products and Services Officer at CUNA.

In November, CUNA and NAFCU announced that their credit union members voted in favor of the proposed merger into America’s Credit Unions. For the most up to date information on the transformation, please visit cuna.org/merger or nafcu.org/merger.

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