Jim Park, founder one of the nation's two national creditunion-owned ATM and point of sale networks, will step down from hisposition as president/CEO yearend 2012. Mansel Guerry, former CEOof the 5,200 member, $30 million Brightview Credit Union, afederally chartered credit union in Ridgeland, Miss., will take thehelm as president/CEO.

“Jim Park is the reason that Credit Union 24 exists today, andour entire industry owes him a debt of gratitude for hiscareer-long contributions to bringing the network's unique EFTbusiness model to fruition and helping credit unions succeed in achallenging marketplace,” said Bradley Blake, chairman of theCredit Union 24 board of directors and CEO of Florida State FCU inTallahassee, Fla. “Our board of directors has always embraced JimPark's dedication to the spirit of cooperation and the credit unionmovement, and it is because of this foundation that the network hasbeen successful. As our network continues to grow and evolve withthe industry under Mansel Guerry's leadership, we will remain trueto this foundation and overarching philosophy.”

“I am humbled by the credit unions that offered me theopportunity to pursue my dream 30 years ago, and I am proud of thejourney that our network has taken,” said Park. “I am also veryfulfilled by the fact that I chose serving credit unions and creditunion members to be my career—looking back, I see that leading theCredit Union 24 network was what I was fated to do. Similarly,Mansel Guerry's dedication to the credit union movement andcooperative philosophy will ensure that the board's vision remainsas the network's foundation. I believe the board made the bestdecision in securing Mr. Guerry as our network's futureleader.”

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