Blind Spots in the Boardroom

Join us for an exciting, in-depth conversation on the topic of Organization Alignment. We’ll address some of the challenges credit unions are facing today, the researched strategies for achieving an empowered and aligned organization, and the important improvements needed in the financial services industry.

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Revity Credit Union’s Keith Burton to Retire, DDJ Myers Leading Search for Next CEO

Granite City, IL – After dedicating the past 38 years to serving Revity Credit Union, President/CEO, Keith Burton recently announced that he is planning to retire by the end of 2024. A search for Revity’s next CEO has been launched by DDJ Myers, the well-known executive search and leadership development firm.

“We’d like to recognize Keith’s service and dedication to always putting Revity’s members first. As our CEO since 2013, he’s been responsible for all aspects of the credit union’s operations and financial performance, ushering in a new era of growth while developing innovative solutions to help us serve as a beacon for continuous revitalization,” says Jim Devine, Search Committee Chair.

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DDJ Myers Selects Darlene Dumont as Director, Organizational Development Services

Darlene Dumont, Ph.D., LSSBB was recently welcomed to the expanding, best-in-class team of professionals at DDJ Myers, the well-known leadership development firm and ALM First Company. She will serve as Director, Organizational Development and brings over 30 years of diversified experience in the highly specialized areas of organizational transformation, executive coaching, succession planning, human-centered design, strategic workforce analysis, organizational design, operational efficiency, continuous improvement, and innovation.

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Jeanne D’Arc’s Mark Cochran Announces Retirement, Nationwide Search for Next CEO Launched by DDJ Myers

Lowell, MA – Mark S. Cochran, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s President & CEO, recently announced that he will be retiring this summer. Cochran has served as CEO for more than 16 years and was named CEO of the Year in 2022 by the Cooperative Credit Union Association. A nationwide search for Jeanne D’Arc’s next CEO has been launched by DDJ Myers, the well-known executive search and leadership development firm.

“The Board has been grateful for Mark’s leadership. He has embodied Jeanne D’Arc’s ‘Heart to Serve’ mission through his philanthropic work in the community and dedication to his employees. Over the past 16 years, Mark guided the credit union through tremendous growth, doubling the number of branches, building a new headquarters, a new Lowell branch, and establishing two additional high school branches,” says Naomi Prendergast, Board Chair.

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Employee burnout is real: How to combat it in 2024

by Deedee Myers

As we prepare for a new year, understanding what drives employee burnout and how to help combat it at all levels is critical. Coming out of COVID and returning to work environments where team members had to reconnect with other people hasn’t been easy. We’ve all had to learn to lead differently, and this work is far from complete.

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The importance of compensation reviews for departing CEOs

by John-Paul O’Connor

As a credit union board, ensuring that your CEO is compensated fairly and competitively in the market, especially as the CEO approaches retirement or departure from the organization is essential. A compensation review is an effective way to ensure the outgoing CEO is taken care of by being compensated equitably in the market and to position the credit union to afford and attract the best available talent.

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DDJ Myers Becomes An ALM First Company

DDJ Myers Becomes An ALM First Company

For Immediate Release:  July 1, 2022
Contact: Sharon Simpson, (240) 620-4095 or sgsimpsonconsulting@mac.com

Dallas, Texas and Phoenix, AZ ALM First and DDJ Myers have officially joined forces. The well-known leadership development firm is now DDJ Myers: An ALM First Company. The two firms will continue to operate largely independently and retain their own headquarters locations, ALM First in Dallas and DDJ Myers in Phoenix. Clients can expect the same high-end service from the team members they know and trust, while enjoying expanded educational opportunities and solutions to help optimize both people and financial performance. 

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