Cooperative Strategy

Executive Compensation

By Marc Rapport | July 18, 2016

In May 2016, industry maverick Jim Blaine announced his retirement from State Employees’ Credit Union. His successor, longtime SECU executive Mike Lord, was named soon after. In this ongoing series, CreditUnions.com details Blaine’s history with the credit union and the movement, how SECU arrived at a successor, and what’s next under Lord for the $30 billion institution.

By Marc Rapport | June 17, 2016

NAFCU conference attendees hear of hope for change in Washington, how size and gender matters in executive pay, and that risk management includes reputations.

By Aaron Pugh | Aug. 10, 2015

How Arizona’s largest credit union acquires top talent for its professional, management, and senior leadership roles.

By Aaron Pugh | April 20, 2015

CEO Benson Porter and board member Porsche Everson discuss how BECU attracts and keeps cooperative governance talent.

By Janet Lee | July 7, 2014

Industry data reveals increased staffing numbers as well as evidence of enhanced employee roles and responsibilities among the nation's credit unions.

By Rebecca McClay | Sept. 26, 2012

In an increasingly competitive hiring market, more credit unions are emphasizing incentivized pay.

By Aaron Pugh | Sept. 21, 2012

The financial system is ripe for enhanced cooperation between leagues, CUSOs, credit unions, and talented individuals.

By Aaron Pugh | Sept. 17, 2012

Sharing resources and leadership among separate credit unions and brand-aware merger partners creates scale without isolating a localized membership base.

By Aaron Pugh | Aug. 31, 2012

It’s a scary little idea with a lot of potential. And your boss might hate it.

By Rebecca McClay | Aug. 20, 2012

Creating new compensation program during a merger requires more than picking and choosing the best elements from two plans.

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