Henry Wirz

  • CUSO Change May Threaten Alternative Capital Choice

    SAFE Credit Union CEO Henry Wirz says proposed NCUA rule could limit "growth and success" of CUSOs.

  • Letter: Small Credit Unions Need to Grow Their Memberships

    Regarding “Reports of the Death of Small Credit Unions Are Greatly Exaggerated,” cutimes.com, July 21. I agree with Mike Schenk that the death of small credit unions is exaggerated. Whenever you are talking about such a large group (there are over 6,000 credit unions with under $100 million in assets),...

  • Letter: Good Board Governance

    Henry Wirz wrote an excellent letter regarding the fallacy of term limits for credit union directors [CU Times, June 8, page 11]. He made the argument that there were better ways to select and replace directors in credit unions and that one of those better ways was a good evaluation...

  • Term Limits Are Distraction as Duties Grow

    During the industry debate over board member term limits, regulators have focused on the board's responsibilities, financial literacy, qualifications and, in almost every regulatory letter, made it clear that the board is responsible for more and more of the credit union's day-to-day operations.

  • Capital Plan Seeks to Spark Debate

    I read, with interest, Henry Wirz’s letter in the May 11 issue, “Capital Plan Is a Bust.” First, for clarification, the white paper was not “recently released.” It was released on April 12, 2010. Second, the white paper was released under my and my working group’s authorship.

  • Looking for Meaning by Crunching the Numbers

    Asthe October deadline for hitting key minimum financial ratios draws nearer, more spreadsheets are floating around the credit union industry.

  • Harden Your Branches

    We have 21 branches, and we think we have a very successful robbery prevention program. The article regarding three repeat robberies at the same branch was unfortunate [Jan. 26, page 1].

  • Awards

    Arizona State Credit Union, Phoenix, Ariz., received the Peter Barron Stark Companies Award for Workplace Excellence. Although it is the fourth time the credit union has received the award, it is especially significant this year because it

  • Black Friday? Sure. But We Need a Plan for the Future Corporate System

    I'm not sure a Black Friday would be such a bad thing. ['Will the NCUA Let Loose a Corporate Black Friday?' CU Times, Aug. 18, page 1.]

  • Effective Use of Capital, Not Alternative Capital, Is What Is Needed

    California has 455 CUs with assets of $126.8 billion as of the end of 2009. California is therefore a good microcosm of all CUs.

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