Dale Johnson retires and Gary Ahlgren is next CEO of Sun Community

Juan Cruz (Cruz), Board Chair for Sun Community Federal Credit Union (SCFCU), a $400 million credit union based in El Centro, CA, announced the retirement of its President and CEO, Dale Johnson (Johnson), and the hiring of Gary Ahlgren (Ahlgren) as the successor CEO. Ahlgren is currently Executive Vice President of USE Credit Union, a $850 million credit union based in San Diego, CA.

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CUES Interviews: DDJ Myers Deedee Myers Talks NTCUE Competitors’ Road to Success

DDJ Myers Founder/CEO Deedee Myers shares the stories of CUES Next Top Credit Union Executives road to success and where they go from here, as their professional lives are changed forever. Also, we discuss how credit unions can discover and harness new talent that’s in-house — as well as pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zone to succeed based on her kids’ recent taekwondo tournament anecdote. Enjoy!

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Wanna Be a CU CEO? Tips for Success from DDJ Myers Peter Myers

With the mass exodus of credit union executives today — especially CEOs, the time is ripe for new blood to take over the reigns and drive this industry to new heights for the next couple decades. If this is you or you know somebody in this position or you’re a credit union looking for a new CEO, check out this episode with DDJ Myers Vice President Peter Myers explaining how to prepare to be a CEO in today’s credit union environment — which is much, much different than it was 10, 20 years ago — maybe even 5 years ago.

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How to Approach Your Next CEO Search with DDJ Myers Peter Myers

The credit union industry is seeing a mass exodus of CEOs like never before. This widespread retirement is a double-edged sword for CUs, as experienced executives leave to start new chapters of their lives and new blood comes in to introduce new ideas to keep the industry relevant. But finding this new blood is a challenge for most credit union boards looking to make the right hire to ensure another couple of decades of quality leadership.

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Leading New Actions Aligned with High Performing Organizational Objectives

This presentation from the 2015 CUES Execu/Summit® offers self-assessment tools based upon eight leadership archetypes. You’ll gain an understanding of your board type and ability for strategic capacity. You’ll also learn a proven way to take ideas into effective action through exemplary leadership communication, coordination and collaboration. This is ideal for your entire board and management team; they will walk away with a fresh perspective on why things happen the way they do and new options to consider.

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Governance: Art or Science?

Every credit union should be lead by an effective and high-performing board which is collectively responsible for the success of the members.

Good governance is both
difficult and easy. Being in the right practices creates a systematic approach to effective governance.

In this presentation we will discus:

  • Governance Perspective
  • Systematic Approach
  • New practices to take home
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