GOLDEN, Colo.-The Colorado Credit Union League Board ofDirectors held a planning session here September 12 to discuss whatqualities they are looking for in their next CEO. ColleagueServices Corporation Senior Vice President Doug Burke has beenappointed to serve as acting president of the Colorado and Wyomingleagues. According to league Chairman Carla Hedrick, president of$181 million Denver Community Federal Credit Union, Burke has said“his strengths are on the business side” and that he would not seekthe top post. She added that they are in the early stages of theprocess and had not received any applications yet. Jim Holt vacatedthe seat on September 4 after less than two years of service.Hedrick said that the board and Holt came to a mutual agreementthat “this wasn't the best fit for him and this wasn't the best fitfor the league.” The board released a statement that politicaladvocacy and image would be key qualities in selecting a candidatefor the top position. According to a statement from the league, thenext president will bring established relationships with state andfederal legislators, regulators, and state and nationalorganizations. “It is important to us to build upon the solidfoundation we have and continue our strong voice at both the stateand national level,” Hedrick said in the board's statement. “Ourfocus is to foster an environment in which Colorado credit unionscan operate successfully.”

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