A recent comment on this blog from Hap Landies deserves a bigger spotlight. In response to a comment I left to Mark Arnold, Hap writes:

Ron, I’ve been working in credit unions for more than 30 years. I know hundreds of C-level officials, and I disagree that there is a “meaningful number of young professionals involved with managing, leading, and running credit unions…..” There is indeed a cadre of outspoken young people on the blogosphere and around the watercooler, but from what I’ve observed, they are more junior level people from credit union marketing and training departments, and the numerous marketing agencies that want to sell them stuff. They are indeed a rah rah bunch, but they aren’t leading their organizations now, nor will they be leading them in the future. The path to the corner offices doesn’t go through the marketing departments of credit unions. Never has and never will.

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