Bill CheneyPresident and CEO, National Credit Union
Bill Cheney became president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) in July, 2010, after having been appointed by the CUNA Board of Directors following a nationwide search that included a number of distinguished and highly eligible candidates. CUNA is the nation’s largest and most influential advocacy group for credit unions, representing most of nation’s nearly 7,800 credit unions. Credit unions are not-for-profit, volunteer-directed financial institutions which serve more than 90 million consumer-members across the nation. A credit union veteran, Cheney has a quarter century’s experience beginning in 1985, which took him from Texas (his home state), to California and now Washington, D.C. He has been involved in credit unions at nearly every operational level and disciplines. He served as a credit union CEO for nine years (with Xerox FCU, today known as Xceed FCU,in El Segundo, Calif.), and as president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues for four years. He has been involved with a number of credit union organizations over the years, including the National Assn. of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and many others. He holds a BBA (finance) from the University of Texas (Austin), and has attended the "Advanced Leadership Institute" at Harvard Business School (sponsored by the Credit Union Executive Society (CUES)/California Credit Union League (CCUL)), and the CUES Director’s Leadership Institute at the London Business School. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).