COLUMBUS, Ind. – Past Indiana Credit Union Foundation Chair and League Chair Judith M. James has died at the age of 62 of complications from surgery on April 10. “Judy was admired as a wonderful person and credit union leader and will be missed very much,” said ICUL President John McKenzie. “She personified the best in credit union ideals and individual qualities that we will always look up to and remember. We will continue to benefit from all that she accomplished and the example she set.” Among her many accomplishments, James was the first chair of the Foundation, which was established in 2002. She also served as Indiana CU League Chair from 1987 to 1989 and had been a board member from 1980 to 1999. James was also an active member of the CUNA board of directors from 1995 to 1997. For her longtime dedication to furthering the credit union movement James was inducted into the Indiana Credit Union Hall of Fame in 1990. “She was much too young and too energetic to have been taken so soon,” added ICUL Vice President of Communications Kay Neidlinger. James is survived by her son, daughter, brother and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana 2626 East 17th Street Columbus, Ind. 47201.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.


Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.