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Tom Kane was named the new president/CEO of the Illinois CreditUnion League in Naperville, replacing Sean Hession, who abruptly left the top position after being onthe job for just a year.

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The Illinois league's board of directors did not give a reasonfor Hession's May 26 departure and appointed Kane as the league'sinterim president/CEO.

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“We are excited to elevate Tom to president/CEO,” Pete Paulson,ICUL board chair, said in a prepared statement. “With hisrelationships inside and outside the organization, knowledge of themovement and wide range of experience, Tom is uniquely qualified tolead the Illinois Credit Union System.”

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Kane also will serve as president/CEO of the league's businesssubsidiary League Service Corp. Over the last 12 years, he workedat LSC's executive vice president.

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“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization,which does such a great job of serving credit unions in Illinoisand across the country,” Kane said in a preparedstatement. “It's a privilege to lead such an experienced andeffective team focused on the credit union philosophy of 'peoplehelping people.'”

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Kane's career over the past 30 years included leadershippositions with Aon Corporation, Quaker Oats and the CentralIntelligence Agency, according to the league.

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