After 20 years of service on NACUSO's board and nearly four years as its CEO, Tom Davis announced today that he will leave the organization Dec. 31 to become the CEO of CUSO Development Co. LLC.
"It's time to let someone else take lead at NACUSO," Davis said.
When Davis took the CEO position at NACUSO he did so with the board's agreement that he could continue part-time with Davis & Co., his management consulting firm, according to NACUSO. He would also remain as a partner in CDC, a credit union-owned, national holding company that provides mortgage loan origination, business services and other solutions through subsidiaries.
With the growth of CDC's subsidiaries, Davis said in his new leadership role, he will use the opportunity to "walk the talk" that he espoused in NACUSO and build collaborative businesses.
NACUSO has formed a search committee for Davis' replacement. Mark Zooks, president/CEO of MaPS Credit Union, is the committee's contact person.
Looking back over his tenure at NACUSO, Davis said "there have been many highlights associated with my involvement in NACUSO over the years. But most paramount, was the opportunity to meet and work with some outstanding people." Under his leadership, Davis initiated the National Center for Collaboration and Innovation, which launched a joint educational program with Pepperdine University.
Asked if he would have any advice for credit unions moving forward in the future, Davis offered, "let's focus not just on winning battles, but on winning the war. And we will do that through the credit union and industry collaboration."