Pete Pritts said he was so disconnected from the corporatecredit union world after leaving First Corporate CU in 2011, hewasn't even aware the $2.8 billion Corporate America Credit Unionwas in need of a new chief executive.

It's not that Pritts, who was named Corporate America's new president/CEO on Wednesday,hadn't kept himself busy after leaving FirstCorp, where he had spent the past 25 years.

He took a consulting job with a mid-sized natural person creditunion undergoing a modernization initiative, and the licensed pilothad been spending more time flying small aircraft as a hobby. Thefather of two had also taken a more active role volunteering at his9-year-old daughter's school.

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