John Radebaugh, president/CEO of the Carolinas Credit Union League (CCUL), will retire July 1, 2018, the league has announced.
“We’re going to be sad to see John go,” shared Patty Idol, chair of the CCUL Board of Directors and president/CEO of Mountain CU, Waynesville, N.C. “He’s been a strong leader and a great advocate for credit unions in the Carolinas for over a decade.”
Radebaugh was hired as president/CEO of the North Carolina Credit Union League (NCCUL) in 2003. In 2009, he relocated the NCCUL headquarters from Greensboro to Raleigh, the state capital. The move aligned the NCCUL’s location with its primary purpose as an advocate for credit unions.
In 2013, Radebaugh also oversaw the merger between the North and South Carolina leagues with the creation of the Carolinas Credit Union League. Today, under his direction, CCUL serves 135 credit unions in North and South Carolina, boasting an affiliation rate of 93%.
During his tenure in the Carolinas, Radebaugh has also served on the boards of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, National Credit Union Foundation, the American Association of Credit Union Leagues, and CO-OP Financial Services.
Prior to his work at the League, Radebaugh served for 21 years in the United States Air Force. It was in the Air Force that Radebaugh began his service in credit unions, first on the supervisory committee and then the board of directors at Freedom 1st FCU at McConnell AFB, Kansas.
His volunteer experience led him to a job at the Kansas Credit Union Association as education director and vice president of association services, and then to the New Mexico Credit Union League as president/CEO.