The Dupaco Community Credit Union Board of Directors has appointed Andy Schroeder, development officer for Clarke University in Dubuque, to the board. He fills the unexpired term of Keith Langan, who will retire from the board after nearly 18 years of service.
In accordance with credit union bylaws, the board evaluated qualified candidates and confirmed Schroeder’s appointment, which is effective Aug. 1. Schroeder’s selection must be reaffirmed by a vote of the membership during Dupaco’s 66th Annual Membership Meeting, scheduled for Feb. 22, 2015.
“I feel some new perspective is good for the credit union,” said Langan, who joined the board in 1997 and is consulting agent with Dupaco Insurance Services. “I’m very pleased with the Nomination Committee’s diligence throughout the evaluation process and ultimately choosing an extremely qualified candidate.”
“Stepping down from the board will free up more time to do what I enjoy doing, and continue to transition my leadership duties of Dupaco Insurance Services,” he added.
Dupaco Board Chairman Ron Mussehl said the board remains truly impressed by Langan’s professional and volunteer service to the members of this credit union. “We are grateful for Keith’s commitment and many years of service,” he said.
“In the spirit of continuity, the board is confident in Andy Schroeder’s foremost commitment to member self-improvement and community involvement,” added Mussehl. “Moving forward, Andy’s fresh perspective and academic experiences will be a positive addition to the Dupaco board’s focus on the cooperative’s vitality and the membership’s evolving financial needs.”
At Clarke University, Schroeder manages a portfolio of financial contributors, is responsible for annual capital and special fundraising initiatives, and oversees the university’s planned giving program. His previous supervisory experience includes serving as Clarke’s director of admissions.
Schroeder holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a Master of Business Administration, both from Clarke University in Dubuque.
Schroeder’s community involvement includes the Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Greater Tri-States, Dubuque County Fair Association, American Youth Soccer Organization and Holy Spirit Parish.
A resident of Dubuque, Schroeder’s family includes his wife, Kara, and two young children: Grace, 7, and Charlie, 5.
Each director on the Dupaco Community Credit Union Board serves on a voluntary basis and is elected by the members at the annual meeting. The credit union’s cooperative structure means each member has one vote, regardless of the amount of deposits or loans.