Credit Union Times has learned that longtime credit union advocate Dan Clark, president of Dan Clark Associates in Tallahassee, Fla., has died unexpectedly from complications during surgery at the age of 66.
An accomplished author of many credit union "how-to" articles and books, focusing on board and management governance and strategic planning, Clark was an active CUES member and well- known speaker on the credit union circuit.
A graduate of Rollins College, Clark got his start at the Florida Department of Financial Institutions as an examiner in 1971 and achieved the position of credit union administrator.
After leaving the agency in 1978 he provided audit services to credit unions through the Florida Credit Union League and its service corporation for two years.
In August 1987 he became president/CEO of Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union. During his tenure with Tallahassee-Leon he helped create the Big Brothers/Big Sister organization and serving at its first chair, and also was instrumental in making consumer credit counseling services available to local residents.
Clark had founded credit union strategic planning and board governance consulting firm, Dan Clark Associates, in the 1980s and upon leaving the credit union in late 2005, he went back to consulting.
Clark died on March 7.