Board Member John Sackett elected to CUNA Board of Directors

Apr 09 2016 | Written By Jennifer McHugh, Director of Public Affairs and Financial Education

Eau Claire, WI – John Sackett, director at Royal Credit Union in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was elected by acclamation to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) board of directors for a full three-year term. Sackett has served as the District 4, Class C board member since June 30, 2015 following the retirement of the previous representative. District 4, Class C represents credit unions with over 106,000 Members in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Sackett is the first volunteer elected to the CUNA board since the 1996 Renewal Review recommendations changed the election procedures and composition of the board. His term began following the adjournment of CUNA’s Annual General Meeting in Washington, DC on February 22, 2016 during the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.

Sackett has served CUNA in a variety of roles, most recently as chair of its Volunteer Leadership Committee. He has also served on CUNA’s Community Credit Union Committee, Mergers Task Force and the Due Diligence Task Force.

Sackett has been an Royal Credit Union Member for over 30 years and serves as treasurer of Royal’s Board of Directors. Prior to becoming treasurer, he held the position of chairperson for 17 years. Sackett is a Certified Credit Union Volunteer and feels volunteers play a critical role in the success of the industry.

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union serving over 160,000 Members with 24 full service offices.  Wisconsin locations are in Amery, Balsam Lake, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eau Claire, Hudson, Menomonie, New Richmond, Osceola, Rice Lake, River Falls, St. Croix Falls, Somerset, and Whitehall. Royal Credit Union Minnesota locations are in Edina, Coon Rapids, and St. Paul. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values.  You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 18 counties in Western Wisconsin, 12 counties in Minnesota, or are a Realtor in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Visit or call Royal Credit Union at 1-800-341-9911 for more information.


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