New York Credit Union Foundation announces new trustees

Kevin Mietlicki

Kevin Mietlicki, President/CEO of Alternatives Credit Union, and Richard A. Yeager President/CEO of Olean Area Federal Credit Union, are the newest New York Credit Union Foundation trustees.

Richard A. Yeager

The new trustees were appointed by the Association’s board of directors in December 2022, and Mietlecki and Yeager began their terms Jan. 1. They will serve three-year terms.

“Credit unions that I have been a part of in the past have used the Foundation,” said Mietlicki. “I hope to spread the word so that more credit unions will see the Foundation’s value.”

Yeager stated that, “based on our location in the Southern Tier, we are sometimes not involved as much as other credit unions located in more northern or suburban areas. To have the chance to be a trustee for the Foundation, I and our credit union feel the exposure will be good for us as well as getting the opportunity to work with other leaders in New York state to promote the credit union movement.”

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the New York Credit Union Association. The trustees are responsible for overseeing the operations of the Foundation while establishing policies and grant programs to help fulfill its mission of positively impacting New Yorkers through credit unions. By providing grants and other financial aid, the Foundation helps credit unions:

  • teach critical financial skills to adults, youth and children;
  • enhance member service with new technologies and initiatives;
  • provide staff and volunteers with training opportunities; and
  • distribute relief funds to those impacted by natural disasters.

To learn more, visit the Foundation website.

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