UsNet names new officers, directors


Officers and directors were named to the UsNet board at the credit union service organization’s 25th annual meeting. The New York based organization connects 3.2 million credit union members with access to more than 5,600 shared branches in and beyond the U.S., which represents the nation’s second largest network of financial institution branches.

The following UsNet board officers were elected to serve one-year terms: Chairman Mark Pfisterer, president and CEO of AmeriCU Credit Union; Vice Chairman Don Denofio, president and CEO of Saratoga’s Community FCU; Treasurer Tom Dambra, president and CEO of Family First of NY FCU; and Secretary Lucy Halstead, president and CEO of First New York FCU.

Additionally, Michael Rose, SVP of IT/payment solutions at Affinity FCU, Mark Pfisterer, president and CEO of AmeriCU and Lucy Halstead, president and CEO of First New York FCU were elected to serve three year terms on the UsNet board.

“Since UsNet’s inception in 1993, our goal has been to provide members with convenient access to their credit union accounts, no matter where they are,” said Chief Operating Officer William Bywater. “The board respects and values our mission, and they continue to provide critical guidance and oversight that allows us to bring the benefits of shared branching to more consumers than ever before.”

About UsNet: Universal Sharing Network (UsNet) empowers credit unions to expand their reach through participation in shared branching. As a partner of CO-OP Shared Branching, UsNet offers credit unions and their members access to more than 5,600 Shared Branch locations in and beyond the U.S. For more information, visit

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