CUES Celebrates Its 50th Year
The Credit Union Executives Society started in 1962 as a CUNA department known as the CUES (which at the time stood for Credit Union Executive Services) Managers Society. Now in its 50th year, the organization is the go-to resource for credit union leaders. CUES’ wealth of services includes educational programs, conferences, networking opportunities and access to products such as white papers, reports and its monthly magazine, Credit Union Management.
The year 2012 not only brings CUES’ 50th anniversary, it also marks the end of President/CEO Fred Johnson’s tenure. After more than two decades with CUES, Johnson will retire on Dec. 31.
CUES offers membership packages to credit union executives, board members and suppliers. CU executives can choose from individual or group membership; the latter being a more cost-effective option that provides benefits to a group of executives from a single CU.
Carroll Beach, chairman of the board for the Boulder, Colo.-based, $1 billion Elevations Credit Union can attest to CUES’ value–he’s been acquainted with the organization since 1966 and has taken advantage of its services in his past CU industry positions, which include chairman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues and president/COO of Co-Op Shared Branching.