Former Credit Union Executives Join Anti-CU Banker Group
WASHINGTON - Two former credit union CEOs have joined a banker group, which, as part of its agenda, is trying to limit and tax credit unions, according to the publication of the American Bankers Association. The ABA's Bankers News newsletter carried pictures of Gary Base, former CEO of Community Credit Union, at the February meeting of the ABA's Mutual Institutions Council, held in Hollywood, Florida. Larry Duckworth, former CEO of the OmniAmerican Credit Union also joined and was pictured in attendance. Bob Macklin, CEO of the Milford Bank, Milford, Connecticut, "led group discussions on such topics as ABA's credit union strategy and mutual corporate governance," according to the newsletter. ABA CEO and noted credit union opponent, Ed Yingling, also took part in the meeting. Base said that the trade associations for Viewpoint Bank, formerly Community CU, are the ABA and America's Community Bankers, "just like CUNA and the Texas CU League used to be." "So just like I attended CU meetings, I attended this bank conference in order to expand my knowledge," Base said.