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Committees, Groups and Task Forces

A huge part of our success is the credit union professionals that serve on our collaborative groups. We are proud to have the following committees, councils, and focus groups as part of Virginia’s credit union movement. Thanks to all of the people who keep our credit union movement dynamic and exciting!

This committee meets to determine the scope of the audit to be made, receive the report from the accounting firm, engage in such other audit procedures or practices as necessary, and report to our Board of Directors and membership. We are grateful to the following credit union volunteers for their services on this committee:

Committee Membership:


Contact R.B. Martin

This group reviews recommended bylaw changes from the Board of Directors, to put such changes in the proper legal form, and present them to the membership at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Additional duties are to: poll member credit unions for recommendations for nominations to the Board of Directors, nominate at least one individual for any expiring regional or at-large seat (to cause to be mailed a ballot for voting) and announce the results at the League annual meeting.

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Contact David Miles

Our Chapters are invaluable opportunities for credit unions to collaborate on educational/training events, grassroots advocacy, and networking opportunities in localized regions of the state.

Contact Lewis Wood

Marketing and Business Development Council LogoThe Marketing and Business Development Council of Virginia works in partnership with your League to provide educational and networking opportunities. Council members includes:

Committee Membership:


Contact Nicole Widell

National Flag of EstoniaOur Estonia Partnership task force helps the Baltic Nation of Estonia revive its credit cooperative movement and aide their efforts to become independent, competitive financial institutions. Contributing to this international alliance are the following credit union professionals:

Committee Membership:


Contact David Miles

Financial Education Committee logo

This standing committee is the core of a statewide credit union financial education network throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are the "boots on the ground" that deliver the Credit Union Difference. 

Many of our projects involve the development of grassroots financial education projects and resources. Committee meetings are open to any credit union person interested in learning more about how to deliver financial education.

Financial Education Committee Page

Committee Membership:

  • Tia Grizzle (Chairman) – Fort Lee FCU - tia.grizzle@fortleecu.org

  • Crystal Parker (Vice-Chairman) – Henrico FCU - parkerc@henricofcu.org

  • Kimberly Allen (Secretary) – BayLands Family CU - kallen@baylandsfcu.org

  • Cherry Dale – Virginia CU - Cherry.Dale@vacu.org

  • Lauren Polen – Topside FCU - Lauren.Polen@TopSidefcu.org

  • Sarah Landrum – DuPont Community CU - slandram@mydccu.com

  • LauRae Upchurch – Commonwealth One FCU - LUpchurch@cofcu.org

  • Belinda Aboagye – BayPort CU - baboagye@bayportcu.org


  • Lisa Lambrecht (Board Liaison) - ValleyStar CU - lisal@valleystar.org

  • Mary Amyx (Staff Liaison)mamyx@vacul.org

Contact Mary Amyx

We've partnered with the World Council's Global Women's Leadership to form the Virginia Sister Society to bring credit union women in leadership positions together for networking and professional and personal development. Programs are designed for women, although men are welcome to join us!


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Contact Nicole Widell

The State-Wide Advocacy Council (SWAC) is composed of credit union representatives from the four regions across the Commonwealth. Council members coordinate grassroot support, including events such as Hike the Hill; establish VACUPAC goals for each credit union and coordinate fundraising efforts; and create activities for legislators to showcase the CU Difference.

For leadership and additional details, click here.

Contact Rick Pillow

Young Professionals Network LogoThe Young Professionals Network (or YPN) is a network of like-minded credit union professionals and volunteers from across Virginia. Our mission is to attract, develop and retain young talent within Virginia's credit union system by connecting, empowering and engaging young professionals. 

Members of the YPN share a common passion for the credit union movement, professional success and growth, and providing continuous value to their credit unions. 

Network Leadership:


Contact CeJae Vtipilson

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