BuzzBanking, developer of the financial services platform that combines social media banking with a rewards program, today announced that Dan Mica has joined the company as an advisory board director.
As former President and CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Dan Mica was credited with protecting consumers' membership rights and increasing the visibility and influence of the trade association in the nation's capital. Prior to his leadership role at CUNA, Mr. Mica was a five-time member of Congress. In early 2011 The Hill Newspaper named him as one of the top association advocates for his efforts in improving the regulatory structure of credit unions. In addition, Mr. Mica was inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame in May of last year.
"Dan Mica has been leading a trade association that represents the nation's 9,000 credit unions and credit union leagues in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and we are honored to have him join our company as an advisory board director," stated Jay Valanju, CEO of BuzzBanking. "His experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry along with his existing relationships will be an invaluable asset to our company, our management team and our customers."
"After concluding my work at CUNA, I have been presented with a wide range of offers to provide advisory and oversight roles to companies and organizations, but this opportunity with BuzzBanking is unique," said Mr. Mica. "I believe the timing and positioning of BuzzBanking's program is just what the credit unions need as frustrated consumers seek alternatives to the big banks and their myriad fees. I'm very excited to join the company as an advisory board director and look forward to assisting BuzzBanking and CUNA Strategic Services in rolling out its pilot program to credit unions across the US."
Mr. Mica is currently President of The DMA Group, a full-service consulting firm (working with financial services).
On February 28 CUNA Strategic Services announced a six-month pilot program from CSS and BuzzBanking that began on March 1. Eligible credit unions will have the opportunity to test the software with their employee groups at an introductory price.