Stull said he has been mulling several possibilities about how to make these cooperative model changes through CUANM, but he's not ready to show his hand yet without first consulting with his board of directors.
Harold Dixon, the board's vice chair and president/CEO of the $363 million State Employees Credit Union in Santa Fe, has been impressed with Stull's focus on the need for CUANM's to deliver value to cooperatives.
"That's one of the things he said during his job interview with the board--that the CEO's job is to bring business to credit unions and that the CUANM takes down the roadblocks to make that happen," said Dixon.
But he is nonetheless confident in his diverse experience, skills and talents to lead CUANM.
CUANM said the efforts to support the hospital were started in 2004 by Sandia Laboratory FCU and Rio Grande Credit Union, eventually drawing 36 other CUs as financial backers.
Sylvia Lyon, president/CEO of CUANM, said it is particularly gratifying to see the creative ways CUs participated to raise money and these have ranged from pie sales to golf tournaments and revenue from coin counting machines.