Alaska USA President/CEO Appointed to Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s CDIAC
ANCHORAGE—Geoff Lundfelt, president and CEO of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). The appointment lasts three years, effective January 1, 2020.
The CDIAC represents credit unions, banks and thrift institutions of various sizes. The council provides input to the FRB’s senior management on a variety of topics, including economic and banking conditions, regulatory policies, payment issues, and other issues of interest to community depository institutions.
Lundfelt brings more than twenty-one years of financial industry expertise to the council, and has been a longtime advocate for credit unions and the beneficial role that not-for-profit financial institutions play in the communities they serve.
“I’m looking forward to working with the other members of the council and seeing what we can accomplish with our shared financial industry expertise,” said Lundfelt. “Representing Alaska USA members and members of credit unions everywhere is a responsibility I take very seriously.”
In This Issue
The Art of Architecture
Architects often find themselves facing something of a chicken and egg dilemma. When it comes to design, what takes precedence—form or function?
“It’s a great question, and it’s probably a loaded question,” says David McVeigh, president of RIM Architects. “You can ask ten different architects and get ten different answers.”
Many of the factors that influence those answers land outside the architect’s control. The client’s vision for the building, its location and intended use, the project budget, and whether the design must conform to specific guidelines are all details the architect must consider when determining how much emphasis to place on aesthetics and how much on function.