Affiliates Management Co., Coopera’s parent company, announced that Miriam De Dios is Coopera’s new chief executive officer.
De Dios has been with Coopera since its inception and most recently served as vice president. She will fill the position previously held by founder Warren Morrow. Morrow passed away unexpectedly in February.
Since helping launch the credit union consulting firm, alongside Morrow, De Dios has overseen the company’s client operations, managed the innovation of Coopera products and led the company’s marketing and public relations efforts.
“Miriam’s personal background, professional skills and unmatched talents make her the perfect fit for Coopera’s CEO,” said Patrick Jury, president/CEO of AMC and the Iowa Credit Union League. “Credit unions have an outstanding opportunity to serve the Hispanic community, which is today the fastest-growing, youngest and most underserved group in our country. With leadership from Coopera, I am confident our movement will increase its commitment in reaching this deserving community.”
A native of Jalisco, Mexico, De Dios has experience in the financial services arena, having worked with State Farm Insurance Cos. and John Deere Credit prior to Coopera.
“We have an immense opportunity to continue providing dignified financial services to the Hispanic community through credit unions,” said De Dios “Although the need for Hispanic growth in the credit union industry is greater than ever, I see it being met with increased motivation and momentum by credit unions, which is energizing. I am fortunate to work with a dedicated and mission-driven team at Coopera, and with our long-standing credit union system partners who also share Coopera’s mission set forth by our late founder Warren Morrow.”
”At CUNA, we have the utmost respect and confidence in Miriam and applaud her promotion,” said Mark Condon, senior vice president of business and consumer publishing at CUNA. “We look forward to continuing our strategic alliance with Coopera to help credit unions grow through the underserved Hispanic community.”