Justin Burleson, SPIRE SVP/Chief Operating, Financial and Technology Officer, has been appointed to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Examination & Supervision Subcommittee.
This national subcommittee monitors and makes recommendations for safe, fair, and efficient examinations of federal and state credit unions. Burleson will work collaboratively with CUNA, its Advocacy Committee, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The team’s goal is to assure sound structure of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund and other federal governmental programs affecting credit unions.
Burleson joined SPIRE in January 2020 as Senior Vice President (SVP), Chief Operating Officer. SPIRE is the fourth largest credit union in Minnesota with $1.9 Billion in assets, 143,000 members, 350 employees, and 21 branches. In November 2020, Burleson also took on the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role.
Prior to joining SPIRE, Burleson was a Supervisory Examiner for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), the agency that insures deposits at federally insured credit unions, protects its members, and regulates federal credit unions. In that role, he supervised 10 Minnesota- and North Dakota-based examiners, spanning responsibility for 135 credit unions.
“I am honored to be able to serve our industry in this capacity,” said Burleson. “SPIRE’s commitment to giving back mirrors my personal values. I’m proud to work for a company that encourages employees to give their time and talents to others.”
"We are so proud of Justin’s guidance and leadership," stated SPIRE President/CEO Dan Stoltz. "His leadership and contributions to SPIRE, the credit union movement, and community are exemplary of the credit union philosophy, People Helping People."
Committed to community give back and the advancement of the credit union industry, Burleson is also on the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s State Charter and Regulator Review Subcommittees; is a Board member for Vail Place, a community resource center for adults with serious mental illnesses; and serves on the Apple Valley Rotary Club.