Research Federal Credit Union CEO Appointed To International Credit Union Board
WARREN , Mich.—Catherine Roberts, president/CEO
of Research Federal Credit Union, has been named
to the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU)
Board of Directors.
Roberts has been active on the Credit Union
National Association (CUNA) World Affairs
Committee, now the World Leadership Committee,
since its organization. In 2002 she was appointed
as a U.S. delegate to the World Council General
"I feel privileged and honored to represent
credit unions in any capacity," said Roberts. "I
believe strongly that co-operative credit is a
precursor to democracy and individual freedom
around the world."
Roberts, one of four board members from the U.S.,
succeeds Dave Chatfield of the California Credit
"Catherine has provided widely recognized
leadership for the credit union movement in
Michigan and nationally," said Michigan Credit
Union League (MCUL) President/CEO David
Adams. "It's not surprising to see her now share
her talents with the WOCCU Board. Michigan can
be proud of how she will represent our credit
unions on that prestigious board."
The WOCCU has members and affiliates in 84
countries. Members include regional and national
credit union associations, cooperative
associations, and business service organizations.
Together, they represent more than 40,421 credit
unions serving 123 million members.
Organized in 1934, the Michigan Credit Union
League is a statewide trade association
representing Michigan credit unions. Based in
Northville Township with a satellite office in
the MCUL offers credit unions assistance in the
areas of regulatory compliance, legislative
advocacy, media advocacy and operational
information. For more information, visit the
MCUL's Website at www.mcul.org.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 51,000 credit unions in 100 countries serve 196 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.