CU*Answers announced today that Public Service Credit Union (Fort Wayne, IN) CEO Carolyn Mikesell had been appointed as the newest member of the 100% credit union-owned CUSO’s board of directors. Mikesell, who was previously serving as an Associate Board Member, was chosen to fill and serve out the remainder of a vacated board seat with a term set to end on September 30, 2024.

“We are excited to have Carolyn become a full member of the board of directors,” said Geoff Johnson, CU*Answers CEO. “As an associate board member these last few years, she has been involved in the process of governing our CUSO and can hit the ground running. I would like to extend my congratulations to Carolyn on her appointment, but also my thanks for her passion to serve our network of credit unions in this capacity. CU*Answers’ success has been in large part thanks to its growing community of engaged owners who believe in the cooperative model.”

Mikesell’s appointment as an associate board member in 2018 was among the first for the CUSO’s then new associate board member program, established by the CU*Answers Board to identify candidates and give more owners the opportunity to volunteer. “It has been a pleasure serving as an associate board member these past five years,” said Mikesell. “That time has been well spent learning how our board and the organization operate, and I’m excited to work alongside my fellow board members as we, with the CU*Answers management team, continue to drive the cooperative forward.”

Filling Mikesell’s now vacant associate board member seat is Journey FCU (St. Johns, MI) CEO Jeffrey Kusler.