Tony Richards, the former CEO of the Mid-America Credit Union Association in North Dakota, has joined a Tennessee publishing house to collaborate on writing a self-help book on business goals.
Richards left the Association in September of 2009.
In a release issued this week, Insight Publishing Co. said Richards, a former Pittsburgh business consultant and ex-lobbyist, will write on "Bushido Business: the Fine Art of the Professional."
Richards, an ordained Bismarck, N.D. minister, served for three years as Mid-America's first CEO following the merger of the North and South Dakota Credit Union Leagues.
Earlier this month the Mid-America board filled the 10-month vacancy naming Robbie Thompson, vice president and general counsel of the $280 million Members Cooperative Credit Union of Cloquet, Minn. as its new CEO.
Thompson previously served as lead lawyer for both the Minnesota Credit Union Association and the New Jersey Credit Union League.
In the Insight announcement, Richards, author of two workbooks on business planning and "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Servant Leadership," write on business goal setting.