After weeks of speculation, Southeast Corporate Federal Credit Union announced Jan. 25 that Association of Corporate Credit Unions Executive Director Brad Miller has been selected as the $3.2 billion institution's new president/CEO.
Miller will assume his new position on Feb. 28, replacing current CEO Bill Birdwell on his planned retirement date.
"Your board of directors feels strongly that Brad is the right person at a critical time in the evolution of our corporate system," said Chairman Tim McMurry in a statement. He added that Miller's past experience as a corporate credit union CEO and Washington-based lobbyist provides "experience and relationships necessary" in a time of change and the ability to "leverage resources wisely."
Patrick La Pine, president/CEO of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, said his organization is "excited" for both the corporate and Miller.
"In these challenging times, Southeast Corporate was able to hire a top-tier CEO who understands credit unions, the corporate structure and the issues facing them from a regulatory and a legislative perspective," La Pine said. "That is most important given the year ahead in the corporate system. Brad's experience will make the transition easier and help continue Southeast Corporate's excellent reputation and service to its member credit unions."
Miller will participate in Southeast Corporate's upcoming strategic planning session and town hall meetings, McMurry said.
Prior to his current position with the ACCU, Miller spent four years as president/CEO at Treasure State Corporate Credit Union. He was also a principal with Carreker Corp. specializing in payments consulting and check payment technology, and he spent more than 12 years with the Federal Reserve System. He holds an MBA from the University of Montana and a bachelor of technology in business from Montana State University.