Call for Nominations to Run for CCU’s Board of Directors

posted: 09/01/2020

Member-owned credit union offers opportunity to serve on Board

Waukegan, IL, September 1, 2020: People trust credit unions to handle their financial needs for several reasons. Perhaps the most important reason is because Members of a credit union are also owners of that credit union. Members have a voice in the governance of their financial institution, including the opportunity to run for the credit union’s all-volunteer Board of Directors. In that spirit, Consumers Credit Union (CCU; $2.3 Billion, Waukegan, IL) is accepting Member applications for the Board of Directors.

Members interested in applying to serve on CCU’s Board of Directors should send a statement of intent via e-mail to, or by mail to Consumers Credit Union, Attention: Nominating Committee, 1075 Tri-State Pkwy, Gurnee, IL 60031-1811. Candidates must include their name, address, and daytime and evening phone numbers in order to be considered. Candidates must meet the nomination requirements of CCU, which shall be provided with the Volunteer Board Member Application, to be eligible. The deadline for applying is 5:00 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020, with the election to be held at CCU’s 2021 Annual Meeting. Those elected to the Board will serve a three (3) year term.

“Consumers Credit Union is looking for Members with an interest in guiding the growth and future of CCU,” said Sean M. Rathjen, CCU CEO. “We have always benefited from having a diverse group of board members, each with different personal and professional experiences. This allows us to explore opportunities and challenges from several points of view, ensuring we are making the best decisions to benefit the overall membership.”

The Board of Directors are required to attend monthly meetings over the course of the year. “Our Board takes their responsibilities very seriously,” continued Rathjen. “Their focus and insight on the strategic aspects of CCU and future opportunities for growth have helped us grow and evolve since the credit union began in 1930. CCU encourages all Members to consider the opportunities that serving on the Board has to offer and look forward to receiving applications from numerous qualified candidates.”

For more information about running for the Board of Directors, contact Lauren Schultz, Executive Assistant, at 847.265.5540. Consumers Credit Union is Member-owned with offices spanning both Lake and Cook counties in Illinois. Please visit for additional information.

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