America’s Credit Union Museum (ACUM) announced the election of Paul Gentile as chairman of the America’s Credit Union Museum Board of Directors. Gentile replaces former chair Michael L’Ecuyer, who is retiring from his position as President/CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union, N.H. later this year.
“As chairman of the museum, Mike left big shoes to fill,” said Gentile. “His oversight of the expansion of the museum and the increase in support from the credit union community will be long lasting. We will continue to build upon this success and further increase exposure of the museum nationally. My hope is more and more credit unions will want their very unique story told through the Museum and ensure their rich history is preserved.”
“Paul is a great choice to lead the continued development of the Museum,” said L’Ecuyer. “It has been an honor to serve and see so many Credit Union leaders and partners support the important role the Museum plays in our industry. It is a vital part of our history and the keeper of the stories that make Credit Union unique and special.”
America’s Credit Union Museum’s board consists of twelve members, including Maine Credit Union League and Synergent President/CEO Todd Mason.
The America’s Credit Union Museum and CUNA Research Center is housed in the building where the country’s first credit union was started in Manchester, NH. The Museum offers a one-of-a-kind interactive experience that tangibly illustrates the roots of the credit union movement and the important role credit unions continue to play in the present and future.