Barry Stricklin Re-elected ACUMA Chair to Fulfill Role
Left Open by Tim Mislansky’s Resignation
Barry Stricklin, senior vice president of $4.3 billion Tower Federal Credit Union in Laurel, Maryland, has been elected Chair of the American Credit Union Mortgage Association, a position he had previously held on the association’s Board.
Stricklin will step in for prior Chair Tim Mislansky, who resigned from his role and the board due to an increased workload as the new President/CEO of $7.1 billion Wright-Patt Credit Union in Beavercreek, Ohio. The change occurred at the Annual Business Meeting held in conjunction with ACUMA’s 26th Annual Conference at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas.
Stricklin had served as Chair from 2019 to 2021 and will complete the final year of Mislansky’s term. In addition to several years of participation with ACUMA, Stricklin has served on various boards of directors, including those for CUNA Mutual Group, CURealty and the Fannie Mae Credit Union Advisory Council. He also is the current chair of the Potomac Credit Union Real Estate Network.
“I am honored and pleased that my fellow Board members have re-elected me Chair, and equally honored to follow in Tim’s footsteps in helping meet the goals and objectives that we all have worked so hard to create. I am looking forward to serving the organization and its members in this renewed capacity.
“Under new President Peter Benjamin we have established an even more aggressive and comprehensive approach to meeting your needs and propelling credit unions ahead of their mortgage lending competition,” he added.
Mislansky was able to bid his farewell to fellow ACUMA members at the start of Tuesday’s conference general session. “It’s been an honor and a pleasure to lead the board and I will treasure and keep the friendships I’ve made,” he said.
ACUMA President Peter Benjamin, CMB, expressed the membership’s appreciation for both the former and current Chair. “We owe a great deal of gratitude for the leadership that Tim Mislansky has provided,” he said. “I am looking forward to working with Barry as Chair, as well as the rest of the board as we work to achieve the ambitious goals and objectives the Board has set forth.”
The ACUMA Board of Directors also includes Amy Moser, Mountain America Credit Union, Vice Chair; Alissa Sykes Tulloch, AmeriCU, Treasurer; Jason Sasena, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Secretary; Mark Wilburn, Truity Credit Union, Board Member; Pam Davis, Delta Community Credit Union, Board Member; and Bernie Chavira, Desert Financial Credit Union, Board Member.
The American Credit Union Mortgage Association is a non-for-profit trade association dedicated to credit unions and mortgage lending. ACUMA provides resources and education to credit unions aimed at streamlining performance, processes, and procedures for real estate lending services. ACUMA’s goal is to encourage credit unions to help more consumers get fairly priced and safe mortgage loans delivered locally, and in so doing, providing them with a pathway to the American dream of home ownership. ACUMA brings together the shared real estate lending and financing interests of hundreds of credit unions and CUSOs. ACUMA member organizations include federal and state charted credit unions and CUSO, mortgage insurance companies, secondary market investors, investment banking firms and technology companies. Visit ACUMA’s website at www.acuma.org for more information.
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