Director, Small Credit Union Initiatives | William L. Myers
William Myers became Director of the NCUA Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives (OSCUI) June 6, 2011. Relocating from Ithaca, N.Y., as OSCUI director Myers is responsible for fostering credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services by small, low-income and newly chartered credit unions. Within OSCUI, Myers works to ensure the viability and successful operation of credit unions through training, technical assistance, loans and grants.
A proficient financial professional and accomplished credit union leader, Myers joined NCUA already nationally recognized for exceptional and creative work supporting credit unions throughout the country. Among his accomplishments, Myers recently served as interim CEO at Santa Cruz Community Credit Union. He led the credit union through transition by reorganizing the staff, redesigning the product portfolio, and refocusing the credit union’s mission. Myers has also worked as a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute consulting on credit union economic development, community opportunity, and strategic planning. Additionally, he has served on the boards of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, CheckSpring Bank Corporation, the State of New York Mortgage Authority, and the Opportunity Finance Network.
Well-grounded in cooperative service, Myers founded Alternatives Federal Credit Union in1979 and led the institution until 2007. During his tenure, the credit union grew to a $50 million institution serving 8,700 mostly low-income members.
William Myers earned his B.A. at Cornell University and subsequently earned Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) and International Credit Union Development Educator (ICUDE) designations.