BOSTON — Fred Becker gave his farewell address to NAFCU on Friday as the trade group wrapped up its 46th Annual Conference.
The trade group’s president/CEO since 2000 said the industry has faced great challenges over the past several years, as he has in his personal life in a battle with cancer.
"Life brings with it a number of opportunities. With those opportunities also come challenges – some small, others more significant – continually leaving you at a crossroads," Becker told the assembled group of credit union volunteers and executives gathered in the Hynes Convention Center.
"Because of our tenacity, resilience, and adaptability, we persevered,” he said in prepared remarks distributed by the trade group Friday afternoon.
"Crossroads are indeed a part of life. Crossroads must be met head-on – with tenacity, resilience and adaptability,” he said. “I have no doubt the credit union industry will meet the challenges that lie ahead. I am proud to leave behind a team at NAFCU with Dan Berger at the helm that will always have your back in Washington."
Berger, NAFCU’s executive vice president, officially assumes the top job on Aug. 1, the day after Becker’s retirement is effective.
Also at NAFCU Annual Conference:
- 4 Big Things from Confab
- Dollar Says Let Golden Goose Live
- Matz Reveals New Risk Rule
- Thursday in Pictures
- Non-Interest Income Balance
- Berger Promises Training Boost
- CFPB is Good for You
- Beantown Vox Populi
- Wednesday in Pictures
- Non-QMs Offer Opportunity
- Managing Outsourced Collections
- Losing Money at Loan Closings
- New Officers for 2013-2014