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Branch Named Interim World Council CEO

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Madison, WI-World Council of Credit Unions, Inc.(WOCCU) board chairman, L. R. (Bobby) McVeigh announced the appointment of the organization's new Interim CEO, Brian Branch. The appointment was made due to the change in Arthur Arnold's, former president and CEO of WOCCU, effective resignation date.

Branch, who serves as chief operating officer for World Council has headed development field work, research and implementation for more than 22 years. As WOCCU's COO Branch leads strategic technical implementation of donor funded programs and manages day to day operations. Branch received his doctor of philosophy in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989 and his master of arts in Latin American studies at the University of Texas-Austin in 1981. He received his bachelor of arts in government and Spanish, graduating magna cum laude from Bowdoin College, Maine, in 1979.

McVeigh noted, "Brian Branch has been one of the guiding forces behind the World Council. His appointment as the Interim CEO will ensure that mission and vision of WOCCU will continue during this transition period."

World Council of Credit Unions is the apex trade association and development organization of the international credit union system. It promotes the sustainable growth of credit unions and financial cooperatives across the globe. As instruments of economic and social development, World Council, its member organizations in 87 countries with 40,421 member credit unions serve more than 123 million people worldwide.

McVeigh explained, "The executive search will be at the top of World Council's board meeting agenda, held December 3-5." He encouraged those interested in the position to forward their resume and qualifications to: World Council of Credit Unions, Attn: Executive Search, 5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705.



El Consejo Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito es la asociación gremial y agencia de desarrollo para el sistema internacional de cooperativas de ahorro y crédito. El Consejo Mundial promueve el crecimiento sustentable de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y otras cooperativas financieras en todo el mundo a fin de facultar a las personas para que mejoren su calidad de vida a través del acceso a servicios financieros asequibles y de alta calidad. El Consejo Mundial realiza esfuerzos de defensa activa en representación del sistema global de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito ante organizaciones internacionales y trabaja con gobiernos nacionales para mejorar la legislación y la regulación. Sus programas de asistencia técnica introducen nuevas herramientas y tecnologías para fortalecer el desempeño financiero de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y profundizar su alcance comunitario.

El Consejo Mundial ha implementado 290 programas de asistencia técnica en 71 países. A nivel mundial, 57,000 cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en 103 países atienden a 208 millones de personas. Obtenga más información sobre el impacto global del Consejo Mundial en www.woccu.org.



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