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CIU Names Marc Schaefer to Board of Directors

CIU Names Marc Schaefer to Board of Directors

Release date: 12/4/2013

Center for International Understanding Names Truliant’s Schaefer to Board of Directors

Winston-Salem, N.C. (December 5, 2013) – The Center for International Understanding (CIU) in Raleigh recently named Truliant Federal Credit Union President and CEO, Marcus Schaefer to its board of directors.

“Being able to speak to someone in his or her language changes the tone of the conversation; it deepens the level of communication. This is similar to how our employees seek to understand our members’ needs and goals in order to improve their financial lives,” said Schaefer. Truliant’s mission to enhance the financial lives of its member-owners ties in nicely with The Center for International Understanding’s mission to globally engage our state through awareness, and action and I’m honored to be named a board member.”

Schaefer has served as President and CEO of Truliant Federal Credit Union since 1995 and currently serves as chair of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Advisory Board for the Triad Region that provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses throughout North Carolina. Schaefer also serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Credit Union Advisory Council, which provides advice on regulating consumer financial products or services.

In addition, Schaefer was recently appointed to the Winston-Salem Business Inc. board of directors and currently serves on the Credit Union National Association’s World Leadership Development Committee and recently completed consecutive terms as Chairman of the Federal Credit Union Subcommittee. Mr. Schaefer received a master’s degree in international business from Thunderbird School of Global Management.