Mazuma Credit Union President/CEO Rob Givens has announced that he will retire effective Jan. 1, 2012.
The 25-year credit union industry veteran has held leadership positions at seven credit unions in California, Nevada and Missouri that varied in asset size from $75 million to more than $2 billion.
Since 2001, under Givens’ leadership, the Kansas City, Mo.-based Mazuma has grown from $230 million in assets to more than $448 million while membership has increased to more than 52,000.
During his tenure, Givens also helped create several CUSOs, including Beyond Marketing, LLC, the country’s only marketing CUSO; TruHome Solutions, a mortgage CUSO; a payday lending CUSO, XtraCash LLC; and a statewide business lending CUSO, Heartland Business Services. He serves on the board of Beyond Marketing and CU Holding LLC.
Equally active in the community, he is a member of the business advisory board of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Students in Free Enterprise and of the business advisory board of Park University Business School. He is also past president of the board of directors of Brush Creek Community Partners, a local community redevelopment partnership. Givens is a Herman A. Johnson mentor and serves on the advisory board of the Diversity Business Connection, both programs through the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He is a commissioner for the Local Investment Commission, which oversees more than $10 million in state funding for the underserved communities in Kansas City. He was recently appointed chairman of the Business Formulation Committee for an economic recovery program in midtown Kansas City.
“I want to express my gratitude and praise for the support everyone has provided me throughout my career in the credit union industry, especially here at Mazuma,” said Givens. “Working with such dedicated and hard-working people has been a joy and an honor I will value for the rest of my life.”
As for his plans after retirement, Givens and Debbie, his wife of 42 years, plan to stay active in the Kansas City community and travel.
Mazuma’s board of directors has formed a search committee for Givens’ successor.