Add Pete Crear, president/CEO of the World Council of Credit Unions, to the growing list of leaders retiring from the credit union industry.
Crear, who has held the top post in the global credit union trade and development organization since June 20, 2005, will retire in early August following WOCCU’s World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Under Crear's leadership, WOCCU significantly expanded its membership and its influence in credit union development worldwide.
WOCCU has launched development programs in Ethiopia, Haiti, Peru and other countries, as well as seeing its development program in Afghanistan grow significantly.
The WOCCU board said it has plans to begin the search for its next president/CEO.