Kim Bannan, CCUL VP, CU Development and R&I, Dies
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. - Kim Bannan, a nine-year veteran with the California Credit Union League including serving since 1999 as vice president, CU Development and R&I, died Friday morning, April 23, from complications resulting from a heart attack she suffered earlier in the month. She was 48 years old. Bannan guided the League's diversity programs, developed programs to assist small credit unions, oversaw CCUL's efforts to promote professional development and consumer financial literacy, and helped pioneer the League's historic relationships with credit union movements in Mexico and Latin America. She joined CCUL in April 1995 as a research and information consultant before moving into the member services department as senior project leader, and later as acting director of member services. As vice president of credit union development and research and information, Bannan's responsibilities included the Shapiro Group, the League's assistance program for small CUs; fund raising for the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation; applied research; managing the League's relationship with the international credit union community; and overseeing the League's research and information department. CCUL President David Chatfield said Bannan's death marks "a sad day for all of us at the League and for the entire credit union community. Kim made invaluable contributions to both the domestic and international credit union movements. Our work in establishing partnerships with credit unions in Mexico, in the development of the International Remittance Network, in assisting smaller credit unions, and in carrying forward the goals of the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation, would not have been the same without Kim's energy, drive, commitment, and compassion." Chatfield described Bannan as being more than just a co-worker. She was a friend who touched and changed many lives in many parts of the world, he said. Bannan is survived by her mother, brother and relatives. A memorial service for Bannan was held April 27. The CCUL's offices were closed that morning.