Cheney Not ‘Running Away’ From CUNA
Outgoing CUNA CEO Bill Cheney told CU Times he is not running away from CUNA, but instead found an opportunity too good to turn down at the $9.8 billion SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Santa Ana, Calif.
“There are very few opportunities that would interest me, given the position I have now. I spent 19 years at credit unions. I spent eight years in the trade association world – four in California and Nevada and now four at CUNA,” Cheney said during an interview on Tuesday. “I certainly wasn’t looking to leave. I think we’ve had great accomplishments at CUNA but this was an opportunity I just couldn’t turn down.”