TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After more than 20 years of service with the Florida Credit Union League, president/CEO Guy M. Hood is set to retire from the League in January 2009.
"Guy is an outstanding leader and is at the top of his game," said John Hirabayashi, FCUL board chairman. "Under his direction, the Florida Credit Union League has become one of the premier leagues in the country. I know he will do an outstanding job his final year leading the league and setting the stage for a smooth transition."
Hood began his credit union career on April 1, 1970 as a field representative for the Alabama Credit Union League and moved up the ranks achieving the title of senior vice president of technical services prior to beginning his tenure as FCUL president/CEO in 1988. Over the course of his career, he has seen significant transitions in the credit union movement including the passage of the Credit Union Membership Access Act (H.R. 1151).
Under his leadership, the league has received many awards and recognitions from national organizations for its outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the area of advocacy, grassroots organization, and communications. Most recently he received the National Credit Union Foundation "Anchor Award", for its disaster response, a most prestigious national recognition honoring stars of the credit union movement.
"I will certainly miss being a part of this exceptional association on a daily basis. But I am excited by the possibilities that are ahead for the league," said Hood. "I am very confident that my successor will have an equally rewarding experience as FCUL continues its mission to be the top resource for Florida credit unions."
The FCUL Board of Directors has retained Credit Union Employment Resources to perform the search for Hood's successor. CUER is a service of Credit Union Resources, Inc., an affiliated company of the Texas Credit Union League.