NCOFCU is governed by a 9 member Board of Directors elected by the member credit unions and 3 Associate Directors positions selected by the directors. The board is comprised of volunteers and ceo’s from credit unions, primarily serving firefighters & first responders from across the Nation. The board meets no less that 4 times a year, twice in person at the annual planning session, annual educational conference and periodically by phone.
There are 5 standing committees that are charged with managing various facets of the organization. The committees are Executive Committee, Finance & Budget, Annual Conferences, Membership and By-Law Committee. Each committee sets their meeting schedule and is comprised of at least one board member and volunteers from the member credit unions. The committee chairmen reports their projects and progress directly to the Board of Directors.
The Executive Director/CEO duties include the day-to-day administration of the organization, sponsor relations, member recruitment and retention, and conference planning. The Executive Director/CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Grant Sheehan, Founder and Executive Director/CEO of NCOFCU, retired (after 26 years) as a Fire Lieutenant, Driver Engineer, EMT and Municipal Fire Inspector from the City of Miami Fire department where he also served as the City of Miami's Capital Projects Coordinator in Budget and Finance. He has held positions as credit union board member since 1975, Chairman for 15 years and served as CEO for 11 years of Miami Firefighters Federal Credit Union. During his tenure serving the credit union, he received certifications in credit union management form the Florida Credit Union League Management Institute at Florida State University and received CUNA’s Volunteer Achievement awards, Edward Filene Certificate, Friedrich Raiffeisen Certificate, and the Roy F. Bergengren Certificate’s. Grant is also the CEO/President of Sheehans Consulting LLC www.sheehansconsulting.com