WOCCU Board Commences President & CEO Search
Madison, WI-World Council of Credit Unions,
(WOCCU) Board Chairman, L. R. (Bobby) McVeigh
announced that the WOCCU Board has appointed a
Selection Committee to lead the search process
for a new President & CEO of the organization.
Dr. Brian Branch will act as the organization's
Interim President & CEO, and Corporate Secretary
during this process, having been appointed by the
Board to this role effective November 4, 2004.
Branch, who has served as Chief Operating
for World Council during the past year, has
headed development field work, research and
implementation for more than 22 years. As WOCCU's
COO Branch led strategic technical implementation
of donor funded programs and managed day-to-day
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
guiding forces behind World Council. His
appointment as the Interim President & CEO will
ensure that WOCCU's operations will continue to
run smoothly during this transition period."
McVeigh noted that the Board expects a high
of interest in the President & CEO position.
Formal advertisements in this regard will be
posted with WOCCU and its member organizations in
the next week. Those individuals who wish to
explore this exciting opportunity are encouraged
to forward their resume and qualifications, no
later than January 17, 2005, to:
Mr. L. R. McVeigh,
World Council of Credit Unions,
c/o Credit Union Central of Canada,
300 The East Mall,
Toronto, Ontario M9B 6B7 Canada
Fax: 416-232-9196 Email: email@example.com
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, 60,500 credit unions in 109 countries serve 223 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.
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