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On Leadership

By Marc Rapport | July 26, 2021

The veteran CEO guides DEI at a billion-dollar credit union.

By Erik Payne | May 17, 2021

The CEO of Leominster Credit Union talks about her first six months on the job and how her background in HR influences her management style.

By Erik Payne | March 8, 2021

After four years of dreaming, planning, and acting, Growing Oaks FCU opened its doors for business in December 2020.

 

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By Marc Rapport | Jan. 25, 2021

The leader of Element FCU reflects on the CEO journey in these times of COVID-19.

By Erik Payne | June 30, 2020

The SVP of human resources development at State Employees Credit Union of Maryland discusses his credit union's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Erik Payne | March 16, 2020

The CEO of Border FCU, who began her career in accounting, explains how serving the underserved hews more closely to social work than anything else.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 17, 2020

The Rivermark Community president and CEO began his career as webmaster and says the front-facing member experience is a priority now equal to back-end bookkeeping.

By Marc Rapport | Jan. 20, 2020

The SECU Foundation executive director applies the solution-focused philosophy of leadership she learned in the trenches to the community impact work she now leads.

By Sharon Simpson | July 1, 2019

How an economic developer, money manager, and keen collaborator at the helm is empowering a green revolution at Vermont State Employees Credit Union.

By Sharon Simpson | June 3, 2019

The CEO of CommunityAmerica Credit Union talks about community impact, vision for teams, and why everything starts and ends with members.

By Sharon Simpson | Feb. 25, 2019

The CEO of LGFCU and Civic FCU discusses the importance of living with purpose, where he finds inspiration, and what credit unions really provide members.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 21, 2019

The CEO of Texas Trust Credit Union talks about what he’s learned through the years, how he found his way from auditor to credit union CEO, and why there’s no room for a big ego when it comes to helping members.

By Sharon Simpson | Jan. 1, 2019

The CEO of LGE Community Credit Union talks mentors, teams, and putting members first.

By Sharon Simpson | Oct. 22, 2018

The CEO of Canyon State Credit Union shares valuable lessons learned through rebuilding troubled organizations.

By Sharon Simpson | Oct. 1, 2018

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union talks inspiration, role models, and finding opportunities.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 3, 2018

The president and CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union League shares her thoughts on the importance of focus, finding inspiration, and what she’d like to see more of within the credit union industry.

By Sharon Simpson | Aug. 13, 2018

The president of the California and Nevada Credit Union League shares what drew her to the credit union movement and why she thinks more collaboration is a must-have for the future.

By Sharon Simpson | July 1, 2018

The CEO of Affinity Plus discusses the importance of transparency, the benefit of leading a different kind of team, and the power behind the movement’s voices.

By Sharon Simpson | June 18, 2018

The CEO of ALM First Financial Advisors talks early risks, leadership skills, and winding career journeys.

By Sharon Simpson | March 1, 2018

This “reformed” CFO shares how he shifted his focus from crunching numbers to building relationships, how he developed emotional intelligence, and why organizational mission matters.

By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 1, 2017

The CFO for One Credit Union in Vermont talks early lessons, inspiration, and hopes for the future.

By Sharon Simpson | May 8, 2017

The head of Orange County’s Credit Union talks leadership, mentors, and recruiting — and retaining — the best associates for her team.

By Sharon Simpson | April 24, 2017

The CEO of DOLFCU talks about thinking differently, working collaboratively, and taking chances.

By E.C. Harrison | March 13, 2017

The senior vice president at Directions Credit Union discusses strategies for developing new managers and challenging senior executives to think differently in the face of disruptive change.

By E.C. Harrison | Dec. 1, 2016

What do boards want from CEOs? Ask Ida Bowen, who served on the board of Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union before becoming its CEO.

By E.C. Harrison | Sept. 19, 2016

The chief financial officer of First Community in Texas talks about questioning authority, the regulatory environment, and the future of credit unions.

By E.C. Harrison | May 3, 2016

Eric Givens, senior director of digital banking at Arizona Federal Credit Union, talks technology and understanding what makes millennials tick.

By E.C. Harrison | Sept. 30, 2015

Hilary Eisbrenner, chief financial officer at Keesler Federal Credit Union, shares thoughts on leadership, industry challenges, team-building, and dream-following.

By Erik Payne | Sept. 10, 2015

Griff O’Brien, senior vice president and chief membership officer at Advantis Credit Union, details his recipe for cultural success at a large credit union.

By Rebecca Wessler | April 1, 2015

The vice president of human resources at USAlliance Federal Credit Union talks career paths, talent identification, and management philosophy. Notable quote: “Reach for the moon; if you slip and fall, you find yourself among stars.”