Credit Union Executives Society President/CEO Fred Johnson has been named the 2009 Pete Crear Lifetime Achievement award recipient by the African-American Credit Union Coalition.
Johnson has served at CUES' helm since 1989. The organization represents 4,000 CEOs, senior managers and directors. With a budget of $13 million and 51 employees, CUES offers a range of services, programs, publications, institutes, conferences and seminars. The organization has partnerships with Wharton, Cornell, Darden, Harvard, and Navarra University of Barcelona in Spain. Johnson has also served on the Filene Research Institute research council since 1991.
A former Army infantry officer, his 24 years in the military also included command of a ranger company in combat in Vietnam. The last 12 years of his military career were spent on the faculty and staff of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
CUES has been a longtime supporter of the AACUC and several of the coalition's education, fundraising and mentoring efforts.