Since our slow recovery from the Great Recession and accelerated the last couple years, there has been an unofficial green light for many well-established credit union CEOs to retire and let the next wave of leaders take the baton. Kudos to them, however, for helping our industry weather an economic storm that probably hasn't been seen since the Great Depression. This is the type of leadership that makes our industry great -- and the hopes are that it will rub off on many fresh faces taking charge for the next few decades.
That said, our industry is experiencing quite an executive exodus right now, which means it's a prime time for new talent and credit unions alike to jump on this opportunity and continue to leveraging credit unions' unprecedented popularity. To get an inside look at what is occurring within the industry at the executive level and how credit unions and would-be leaders can step up, we invited D. Hilton Associates John Andrews and Brian Kidwell on the program.
Both John and Brian have worked with credit unions many, many years and know them extremely well. We touched on how significant the CEO exodus is today, how deep in the talent pool, how are credit unions preparing and proactively taking measures to attract top talent, how do they keep top talent, and advice for both CUs and executive candidates looking to lead. Enjoy -- and let us know what you're doing in these changing times.
Mike Lawson, Host
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