California-Nevada Credit Union League President Bill Cheney was named the president/CEO of CUNA today.
Cheney, will succeed Dan Mica who has run CUNA since 1996, he has run the league since March 2006 and before that was president/CEO of Xerox Federal Credit Union and was executive vice president of Security Service Federal Credit Union. He was on the board of U.S. Central Corporate Federal Credit Union at the time of its conservatorship and was on the board of Western Corporate Federal Credit Union from 1999-2005.
Cheney, who will begin his new job on July 5, also has familiarity with the operations of rival trade group NAFCU, having been an at-large director and board treasurer.
"I am honored that the CUNA Board has the confidence in me as their selection for this position, given the very extensive search that was conducted by the committee," Cheney said in a statement. "I am ready for the challenge and excited about the opportunity. Dan Mica has built a great team and I look forward to leading it in continued pursuit of critical credit union goals."
He earned his Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.