John SheehyJohn P. Sheehy Jr., who served as the top lobbyist for the Colorado Credit Union League for 30 years, died Feb. 18, according to a statement released Sunday by the Mountain West Credit Union Association in Denver. He was 70.

Sheehy, who retired in 2004 because of health reasons, joined the Colorado league in 1973 and served as its EVP overseeing governmental affairs, public relations, member services and operations.

“John Sheehy represented the best of the credit union movement,” Carroll Beach, former president/CEO of the Colorado Credit Union League, said in a prepared statement.  “He was an excellent futuristic strategist and an exceptional legislative and regulatory advocate. The progressive and enabling Colorado credit union statute is due to his exceptional efforts.”

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