The Credit Union Association of Colorado said Thursday it has named O'Rourke & Associates, the executive recruiting firm, to conduct the search for a new president/CEO succeeding John Dill, who resigned in May.
The CUAC's interim CEO, Peter Kirchhof, former CUAC senior vice president of government affairs, is leading the organization during the transition.
"O'Rourke & Associates has a reputation for finding the most committed and talented people for credit union management, and we are confident it will identify and recruit the most capable person to lead the association," said Michael Williams, chair of CUAC and president/CEO of Colorado CU of Littleton.
A news release noted that, O'Rourke & Associates, based in San Francisco, specializes in executive searches for CU with backing of RSM McGladrey, Inc. and the California Credit Union League.
The CEO search committee is chaired by David Maus, Public Service CU along with committee members Gerry Agnes, Elevations CU; Steve Pearson, Fellowship CU; Sundie Seefried, Eagle Legacy CU; John Uchida, Space Age FCU/
"With selection of the firm complete, the search for a CEO is expected to take several months," Williams forecast adding "the board will take whatever time it needs to be sure that we find the right person, someone who reflects CUAC's values and mission,"
The resignation of Dill, a former Washington attorney, came with scant explanation other than the board and Dill agreed that "it was time for a change" in management of the trade group